I'm getting a little nervous
:( Everything I read about DSLRS is directed at Canon or Nikon users. I even have free classes for DSLR since buying my Sony Alpha 100k, but the classes are directed to Canon/Nikon users. All the references are for them. Did I do the right thing buying this Sony????? Waaaaaa:confused:
I took these test shots, tonight
The top four shots were taken, using various zooms and a prime, at the same manual settings:
- 1/60th sec
- ISO 400
and other than resizing, the JPG is pure
SONY AF 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 "kit" "ZOOM"
Phoenix AF 28-105mm f/2.8 "ZOOM"
TAMRON AF 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 "ZOOM"
Minolta AF 28mm f/2.8 "PRIME"
The next two 50mm "PRIME" (fixed focal length lens) shots were taken at the same distance as the 28mm shots, using the same settings as above.
Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 "PRIME"
With the 50mm is at the same distance as the 28mm, the image should be and is a bit sharper.
Here's a bonus comparison ... using the same settings on a Canon EOS 20D w/ Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II "PRIME"
I think the 50mm vs 50mm clearly shows that the SONY holds its own against the Canon, so don't be too worried. Just have a drink with the fine gentlemen using alternatives to the SONY and know, your getting the shots, also. You may notice the SONY holds its color spectrum a bit better than the Canon, with the angular light stripe in the upper right hand corner. The Canon-shot tends to wash it out.
This time the "kit" fared a bit better than it had in past tests, so I will refrain from chiding it ... this time. As soon as my new TAMRON AF 18-250mm f/3.5-5.6 XR Di-II LD Asherical (IF) shows up, I will add it to this presentation to see if all the hype of digital coating and improved refraction is true.