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A (my) 8 euro contemporary-looking-to-modern-lenses 1988 lens.
(06-25-2019, 07:09 PM)toni-a Wrote: Was that  worth the effort ? up to you to judge, but it seems you enjoyed it.

It is not a perfect lens at all. But a lot to like: 

Very small and light, about the size of this Sigma lens (but quite a bit lighter):
compared to 24-70mm f4

Compared to the EF 24-70mm f4 L IS USM, which probably does EVERYTHING better (sharpness, AF speed and noise, wide angle, CA, PF, contrast and veiling, vignetting, MFD, IS, sealing), you can see the attraction of this 1988 lens... Tiny. And only 8 euros.

It is like having 3 slow primes (35mm, 50mm, 70mm) of the size and weight of a (not too fast) 50mm prime. Of course I would not say no to a 24-70mm f2.8 L USM or 24-70mm f4 L IS USM, but the f4 lens already weighs almost 3 times what this old little 35-70mm lens weighs. So this silly little lens will always have its uses (and you can't so easily damage the coatings on it as you can with the 24-70mm f2.8 L USM II).

And to be frank, not too much effort involved in getting it basically for 8 euros and taking a rubber ring off one lens and putting it on this one ;-)

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RE: A (my) 8 euro contemporary-looking-to-modern-lenses 1988 lens. - by Brightcolours - 06-26-2019, 02:13 PM

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