Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 for Sony

As I had posted before, I wanted to get the same lens I had with my Canon onto my Sony. Here’s another lens I got for my Sony A65. It’s the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8. My wife got it for me for Christmas. It’s a great all-around/walk-around lens. I enjoyed it on my Canon XS and now I’m enjoying it on my Sony.

The focusing motor noise is there but it’s not that bad when recording a video. Using the built-in microphone on the A65 will pick it up slightly. If you use a higher mounted mic or external mic, you should be okay.

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Sony SAL50F18 Lens

Yes, I made the switch from Canon to Sony. I’ve been using my Sony A65 for a few months now and one of the things I wanted to do was to get the same lens I had with my Canon XS. I really enjoyed my “nifty fifty” on my Canon. Sony’s version is the SAL50F18.

I’m very pleased with the lens. It delivers similarly to my Canon. The focusing motor is also loud just like the Canon. I’ve shot a few videos with it and that motor noise can be problem. Canon solved that by releasing apancake lens (40mm f/2.8). I wish Sony would come out with a pancake lens for the A-Mount.

Low light performance is great with the f/1.8. The photos have come out crisp and sharp. In some shots though, I see a slight advantage with the Canon. The Sony is also more expensive than the Canon lens 😦 .

No matter what DSLR you have, you should have this type of lens in your bag.

Here are some pics of the lens itself and a few I took at Disneyland.

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II… another one

I already have the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens but cannot find it. Luckily it went on sale to a price I couldn’t ignore. I found it for $92 then I price matched it at Best Buy. So not only was I able to get it for a lower price, I got points on my Reward Zone account as well. If you have a Canon DSLR, this is one of the lenses that you should have. It’s affordable and makes a great secondary lens. Below are some unboxing pics I took.

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Here are some photos I took just walking around.

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My new Raynox M-250 macro lens

I just got my Raynox M-250 macro lens for my Canon PowerShot G9. I’ve been having fun taking pictures around the backyard and inside the house. I found this out from my brother-in-law Al who has been using it for a couple of weeks. He’s using it with his Canon S5. Check out his site here http://flickr.com/alpo430. He has great pictures there. What’s great about his camera is the 12x optical zoom. It really gets you up close and personal. My G9 only has 6x optical zoom but I’m still happy with the results. Here are some of the pictures I’ve taken so far.

I’ve been having so much fun with this camera. I just hope I can learn all of it’s features and capabilities.

With this lens I’m able to plug it on top of my UV filter too.