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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:33 am 
Specs of the 2 Lens @ Sony.jp

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ecat.sony.co.jp%2Fdslr%2Flens%2Flens.cfm%3FPD%3D32468%26KM%3DSAL1635Z&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sl=ja&tl=en

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ecat.sony.co.jp%2Fdslr%2Flens%2Flens.cfm%3FPD%3D32466%26KM%3DSAL70400G&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sl=ja&tl=en

:D

But price of 16-35 even higher than 24-70...Sigh*


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:22 am 
Very good lenses...

If the 70-400mm is a f/4 from 70 to 200mm, I will buy this... :D


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:51 am 
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Apparently the 70-400 drops to 4.5 quickly according to this.

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Too bad the f/4 aperture can only be used for 15mm's.
However, I like the colour of the lens, silver :D . Won't make me buy it though, only 19 days from buying the 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM...

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Hmm... I'm not sure I like Sony's current direction. That frosty Silver look to me is too cheap. It might have been ok if it was mirror finish even if you'll forever be cleaning fingerprints off it :D White would have been better even if that has been cheapened by Apple's saturation of it. To me, you can't beat black painted metal, but I would have taken plastic even.

Yes, shoot me for considering the appearance of the lens more than what it will really do :D

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PANG PANG (you're shot 8) ).

Like it or not, this is the colour the lens comes in. I too would rather see it in white, but this ain't too bad, right? It still looks cool.
Would be great for you popo if there was both a silver and a black version of the lens...

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Considering I now have the 70-300 on the Olympus (equivalent to 93-400 on APS-C) I don't feel a need for the 70-400G now. Ok, SSM would be nice, but not for the overall price. At risk of going OT, the Oly 70-300 is much sharper on the long end than the Tamon on Sony, so I'm happy. Or will be once I get used to everything on the E-510...

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:18 am 
I am thinking about 70-400G maybe I buy this instead the 70-300G...

In B&H the price are:
-CZ 16-35 $1799.99 (same price of the Sony 70-200G and $49.99 expensive than CZ 24-70)

-70-400G $1499.99

Available on January... :(


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Well, according to your signature, you still have to save quite some money, so by the time you'll have enough, the lens will be on the shelves.
You'd have a cool lens Alex, 1.5kg, wow, that's about 200 grams heavier than the 70-200mm!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:07 pm 
Yes, the size is very similar and the weight is 200gr more, but this lens will be like a 70-200mm f/4 (well almost) and I will have a 200-400mm f/5.6 too in just one lens. :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:43 am 
oh man ....silver....hmrph i was expecting white or black :(
hopefully by may 2009 i have the money to purchase any lens (just one lens)
if so the reviews of this lens is not that good i'll probably reconsider the upgraded version of the 70-200mm F2.8

Like Bjorn have urged me to get .......Quality!!!not Quantity :wink:


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Joey wrote:
Like Bjorn have urged me to get .......Quality!!!not Quantity :wink:

Good to hear Joey. Quality is what you need. For the money (€1548,-) I'll spend on the 70-200mm in 17 days ( :D ) I could also buy the:
- 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM (€687,-)
- VG-C70AM grip (€247,-)
- Sony 50mm f/1.4 (€294,-)
- Sony HVL-F58AM flash gun (€329,-)
Yes, I chose to get the 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM instead. :D .

And Alex: haven't you read that link to dyxum posted by popo? The lens only maintains it's f/4 aperture to 85mm. For those interested:
70-85mm: f/4
85-150mm: f/4.5
150-250mm: f/5
250-400mm: f/5.6

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:55 pm 
Is 2/3 step to 200mm, I don´t know I am thinking about... :roll:


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