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Sony Lens Rebates

Sony are offering a range of rebates in the US on lenses suitable for the A77. Full details are at Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon. Some of the most interesting for the A77 include the 35mm f1.8, 50mm f1.8 and 85mm … Continue reading

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If I Were Sony – Features I’d Like To See On The A77 #11 – Decent Build Quality Of The Lens

One of the very few things that I’ve missed while enjoying using the Sony A35 is a solid build quality to the kit lens. Like similar lenses from Nikon, Canon and Olympus, the Sony 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 is optically good for … Continue reading

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Will The Sony A77 Be Too Good For Some Lenses?

In Thom Hogan’s review of the Nikon D7000, there’s some interesting comments about how the capabilities of the latest sensors are starting to show the limits of some lenses. In particular Thom says that the D7000 makes the Nikon 18-200mm … Continue reading

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Sony A77 16-50mm f2.8 Lens News

Sonyalpharumors has a couple of bits of news about the 16-50mm f2.8 lens to be offered as a kit with the Sony A77: It isn’t a Zeiss. At the reputed price I don’t think that was ever a possibility. It … Continue reading

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Lenses For The A77?

Assuming the A77 comes with the promised 16-50mm 2.8, I’ve been trying to work out the other lens options to make up a full range. Here’s my summary: Telephoto: the 70-200mm f2.8 SAL G is the obvious choice. But it is pricey for … Continue reading

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Sony A77 Prices Leaked?

Ylovephoto reckons to have worked out the prices of the forthcoming Sony A77 and A65 from a magazine’s list of competition prizes: Sony Alpha 77 + 16-50mm f/2.8 SAM = 1800€ Sony Alpha 77 body only = 1050€ Sony Alpha 65 … Continue reading

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The Dream Lens At A Dream Price?

According to Sonyalpharumors, the lens I’d really like to see is coming and will be very aggressive priced at $799. If the optical quality can be compared to either the Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM or the Nikon 17-55 f2.8 … Continue reading

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If I Were Sony – Features I’d Like To See On The A77 #6 – A lens that starts at 24mm equivalent

If the rumours are correct, the A77 may be arriving with a new 16-50mm lens as an option. That’s something I would be really happy with. I rarely want to go wider than 28mm equivalent anyway and when I do, … Continue reading

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Will the A77 be best with full-frame lenses?

An interesting discussion at aphamountworld.com argues that the best lenses for the A77 might be those designed for full frame cameras. The reason given is that they will have better corner sharpness and will more fully exploit the resolution of … Continue reading

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