Airphoto's reviews

  • Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG HSM APO

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp as tack
    Heavy, HSM would be good OS would be great

    On sony, Super lens, sharp and fast focus, image stabilization doesnt do much at this point IF you have time wait for a optical stabilized version

    reviewed March 3rd, 2010 (purchased for $3,800)
  • Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G SAL-70200G

    7 out of 10 points and recommended
    Bright superb color rendering
    Focus speed is just ok , Not as sharp as price indicates

    THE TEST SCORES SLR.GEAR ARE TRUE!!
    This lens is a good 70-200mm IS works well down to 1/200th at 200mm.
    The lens is just as sharp as the 70-400mm between 70-400mm at f/4-f/8, but not sharper. IF you use a TC 1.4x the 70-400mm will blow this out of the water!! No question about it Comparing 280 to 300mm the 70-400mm wins and at 400mm the 70-400mm is sharp! with the tc1.4on the 70-400=560mm still sharp!!! If you have to have f/2.8 it is better than the sigma.

    reviewed March 3rd, 2010 (purchased for $1,600)
  • Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6G SAL-70400G

    10 out of 10 points and recommended

    THE TEST SCORES SLR.GEAR ARE TRUE!!

    The lens is just as sharp as the Sony 70-200mm between 70-200mm at f/4-f/8, but not sharper. IF you use a TC 1.4x on the 70-200mm f/2.8 the 70-400mm will blow this out of the water!! No question about it Comparing 280 to 300mm the 70-400mm wins and at 400mm the 70-400mm is sharp! with the tc1.4on the 70-400=560mm still sharp!!!
    I sold my 70-200mm sony 2.8 which up until then I thought was a great lens. The files are as good and better with this one. ALSO!! I had tried the Canon 100-400mm with tc1.4x and it was always horrible, but this lens keeps working awesome. Not as sharp as a Sigma 500mm f4.5 dg ex but close!
    I agree the CZ lens focus fast!!! This one focuses the same speed as my ex Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 faster the a Canon 5dMII and any lens

    reviewed March 3rd, 2010