Hong Kong Tech Phooey

a tech junkie from Hong Kong

My Gears – Tamron SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro (Sony Mount)

Front view with my Sony A900

Front view with my Sony A900

Side view

Side view

Top view

Top view

Got this lens for two weeks now and been out shooting a bit the past two weekends. Initial feeling towards the lens – great F/2.8 lens at this range, not a fast lens, great for portrait but okay with sports. Tamron Hong Kong now offering firmware upgrade to the lens but they can only do so by sending the lens back to Japan and it will take up to four weeks in doing so. Reviews on the firmware upgrade from the local forums indicated that the lens focus a lot faster and more quiet. Think I’m going to check it out after my two trips next month.

Will post up some pics over at my photo blog, Phooey Pics, later this week. So far I can say, for a third of the money in getting the G lens from Sony, I’m happy with this Tamron.

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March 23, 2009 Posted by | Camera, DSLR, Gadgets n Gizmos, My Gears, SONY | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Gear – Sony Carl Zeiss 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM is in DA House

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Woot, loving the lens. Will post some test pic tonight or tomorrow, stay tuned.

January 3, 2009 Posted by | Accessories, Camera, DSLR, My Gears, SONY | , | Leave a comment

Sony Carl Zeiss 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM Portrait Shots

Following my previous post on the test portrait shots on the Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM lens, I’ve been asked to post up some more test shots on my other lenses. Took some model shots in a studio over the weekend with the Sony Carl Zeiss 24-70mm F2.8ZA SSM and posting here for those interested. Click for larger image.

1/125sec, F8, ISO 100, Lens Focal Length 70mm

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May 19, 2008 Posted by | Accessories, Cameras/Camcorders, DSLR, Gadgets n Gizmos, My Gears, Photography, Pics, SONY | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM Portrait Shots

Finally got the chance to go out and shoot some portraits with the Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM out that Chung Hom Kok today.  Weather a bit overcast but still managed to take some decent pics. Click the following pics for a larger pic.

1/400sec, F5.6, ISO 800, Lens Focal Length 300mm

1/320sec, F5.6, ISO 800, Lens Focal Length 300mm

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May 10, 2008 Posted by | Accessories, Cameras/Camcorders, DSLR, Gadgets n Gizmos, My Gears, Pics, SONY | , , , , , | 3 Comments

Test Pics from SONY 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM

Some test pics I took with the Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM. Click pic for full picture view. They are not the best test pics, but hope it can give you some insights as to how the lens perform.

@ 300mm, 1/60 sec at F5.6

@70mm, 1/100 sec at F4.5

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May 4, 2008 Posted by | Accessories, Cameras/Camcorders, DSLR, Gadgets n Gizmos, My Gears, Pics, SONY, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment

SONY 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM is in DA House

Woot, the long-awaited SONY 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM lens finally arrived here in Hong Kong last night and I got mine this morning. Initial feeling, light, way lighter than I anticipated. Price is HK$5,480 (US$703)(cash price, EPS would incur additional 1% service charge) at Citicall. For now, let’s look at some pics (included measurement comparisons), enjoy.

Posted some test pics up, link here.


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April 24, 2008 Posted by | Accessories, Cameras/Camcorders, Gadgets n Gizmos, My Gears, Pics, SONY | , , , , | 4 Comments