mholdef: Nice shot...taken on my birthday :)
Thanks for the compliment -- and happy belated birthday!
Colin Franks: Yup, very nice!
Thanks, Noah. Very nice of you to say.
marike6: One of the posters below gave the best chuckle of the night. They would never buy such a lens because, in their words, it's slow.
a) This lens has a huge 82mm filter thread. A hypothetical zoom with constant f2 or faster max aperture would be the size of a can of Foster's Lager and would cost 4 times the price at least.
b) everybody here is fully aware of the advantages of fast primes but this lens is made for when it's not practical to change lenses to get the shot as in photojournalism, sport, weddings, etc
b) f2.8 is a common max aperture on the standard FF professional grade lens like those from Nikon and Canon.
f2 and only four times the cost of a can of Fosters? I'm in! ;-)
Or could it be facial scarring traditionally used by the Igbo people of West Africa, otherwise known as ichi?
mikeydread: Quote from the Sony official website:
"there’s a tiltable LCD touch screen"
oh dear DPReview - how can you do a hands-on preview and not know it has a touch screen!!!!
Mikey Dread come fe conquer!
Unless Google is engaged in copyright infringement (I doubt it), this appears to be above board. In fact, a look at the Google Books website suggests that the author of the book permitted its partial posting as an effort to market the book.
Thus, for all involved, I would say T138 did make a great comment.
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