glock9's reviews

  • Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAL-1870

    6 out of 10 points and recommended
    Cheap, sharp across the zoom range
    slow from around 40mm, very cheap feeling

    I have used this one and the Nikon 18-70 f.3.5-4.5 this in my opnion is just as sharp if not just a little sharper however it is slow compared to the nikon and the nikon focuses alot faster.

    All be said a very good kit lens and definately a must include if you don't have any other lens (i.e. don't buy body only)

    reviewed November 16th, 2006
  • Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro SAL-100M28

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    VERY SHARP, very good focal range for a walk around, fast
    a tad slow to focus even in limited

    This is a great lens and a must add to any lens collection wonderful image quality as i briefly mentioned in my pros it is very sharp i can't stress this enough. when u take pics with this u get detail that u can't even begin to imagine to grasp with the kit lens. i am also a big fan of the range and the speed ... tho i think i would prefer the 85mm f1.4 in stead as a walkaround over this as it is way faster and may also focus faster(not sure never tried it) but i am hard pressed to believe that it would be more sharp than this ... equally sharp perhaps but not more sharp. For macro (the real reason most iwll buy the lens) this lens is a dream there is a nice wide smooth focus ring that is very smooth and says quality. I would rate this very highly in any lens library be it canon nikon pentax. Some things i didn't like are that this lens the focus speed in limited is a bit slow ( in full that is more than expected as with any macro lens) and it hunts a bit ... also nickpicking is loud ... the build qauality is great tho the lens hood is a bit tacky ... alll in all very highly recommened i would put it in the the first top 3 lens to buy after the kit lens.

    reviewed December 28th, 2006 (purchased for $679)