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by KevinBarrett
Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: next a200 lens
Replies: 11
Views: 2064

Re: next a200 lens

It seems, taxeye, that I resurrected a thread that was already ancient history. I should have checked the date...as well as your post immediately before my own! I'm glad you've returned to the thread with follow-up input though.
by KevinBarrett
Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Maxxum lens
Replies: 43
Views: 5012

Re: Maxxum lens

I love my little 50/1.7! On the A700 it is almost as discrete as a pancake lens but offers a very respectable portrait-like 75mm equivalent on APS-C sensors. It is very light and fast, and at full aperture it is capable of some very dramatic depth of field with impossibly beautiful bokeh. At $80-100...
by KevinBarrett
Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:54 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: next a200 lens
Replies: 11
Views: 2064

Re: next a200 lens

First, I want to caution you not to confuse the 70-300 with the 75-300. Besides the obvious focal length gap you'll have (between 70 and 75), the 70-300 produces far superior image quality. You might also like to look for a Minolta 70-210 "Beercan" for around $200-250. Second, The 18-70 ki...
by KevinBarrett
Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: WHICH FLASHES & ACCESSORIES SHOULD I GET?
Replies: 6
Views: 1147

Re: WHICH FLASHES & ACCESSORIES SHOULD I GET?

I'm pretty happy with my F56AM. It has all the pro level connectivity and then some bounce capability that the F58 can't match, such as 270 degree swiveling on the horizontal plane. I can bounce it off of the wall directly behind me in my little apartment and get some pretty nice effects. Also, I'm ...

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