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A (my) 8 euro contemporary-looking-to-modern-lenses 1988 lens.
(06-22-2019, 08:23 AM)Rover Wrote: Am I the one calling the shots now?
GFX/Hassy X1D, 6x4.5 and whichever else you see fit. Big Grin

Seriously, the lens looks interesting from the design standpoint, and I can totally see the allure of using old "junk" gear like this even when coupled with modern cameras. It's the same reason some people are enthusiastic about using adapted manual lenses, Lensbabies and whatnot. I feel that call sometimes, though I'm trying to avoid getting drawn into buying the gear that I might not be able to get rid of afterwards. Of course there's a thin line between "vintage" and outright bad gear, like the 75-300 zoom that Canon, in their infinite wisdom, chose to keep producing and marketing to unsuspecting casual APS-C shooters as a bundle that makes very little sense.

BTW I remember seeing (a few years back) a guy - apparently a tourist - with an 1DS Mark II and a vintage 35-70 Canon zoom, though probably not this one (most probably this: It made for a weird combo in my opinion but whatever floats his boat. Smile
Ok, the current "MF" crop format: this 35-70mm f3.5-4.5 is equivalent to a 44-88mm ff4.4-5.7 MF crop format lens.

The lens you link to is the 1987 lens with zoom ring and MF switch, the "normal" one. Mine is the "A" version, same optics and less weight (and functionality).

As I mentioned before, my 8 euro lens misses the rubber on the zoom ring. Something that really needs fixing (even to just prevent dust and dirt from entering).

.jpg   35-70mm_1.jpg (Size: 53.34 KB / Downloads: 6)
So, I was thinking... finding the parts I have left from my old broken Sigma 70-300mm, getting the rubber off from its zoom ring, cutting a strip from it and glueing it on this Canon 35-70mm. Looking for the parts, I came across the remains of a broken Nikkor 35-105mm f3.5-4.5.

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Imagine that... Look at that manual focus ring-rubber. Exactly the same diameter, and also a similar width?

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Ok, that must have been the easiest fix, ever.

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RE: A (my) 8 euro contemporary-looking-to-modern-lenses 1988 lens. - by Brightcolours - 06-25-2019, 01:37 PM

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