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Say hello to my little friend (35-80mm Power Zoom)

 
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Jun 22, 2011 00:35 |  #1

Picked this sucker up cheap! It's a relic, and the image quality is fairly atrocious, but that doesn't stop me from loving it :D Its outlandish design has cemented its place in my lineup of L-lenses :D

Will I ever end up using it? Now that's a good question... Surprisingly, it zooms in and out relatively fast. AF is also faster than I expected. The motor continues to run as you attempt to zoom below the 35mm mark :D

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2. video using lens on 7D, just to show how noisy it is: http://www.flickr.com …/51106637@N05/5​861318491/ (external link)
Note: you cannot activate the zoom buttons while in recording mode OR live view mode!!


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Jun 22, 2011 00:37 |  #2

What the hell is that?!! never seen anything like it!! Good find
I'll buy from you for $40!


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Jun 22, 2011 00:39 |  #3

chrisandaivi wrote in post #12636840 (external link)
What the hell is that?!! never seen anything like it!! Good find
I'll buy from you for $40!

Tis the ancient 35-80mm powerzoom lens! At one time, they were included as a kit lens with a few bodies (back in the 80's)... but the concept never took off, and now they're quite rare.

It's junk. But it's awesome junk. If the electronics ever fail, you are completely SOL.


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Jun 22, 2011 01:24 |  #4

I want to see some pict :lol:


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Jun 22, 2011 01:45 |  #5

Fricks wrote in post #12637017 (external link)
I want to see some pict :lol:

This :).


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Jun 22, 2011 01:49 |  #6

MOkoFOko wrote in post #12636851 (external link)
Tis the ancient 35-80mm powerzoom lens! At one time, they were included as a kit lens with a few bodies (back in the 80's)... but the concept never took off, and now they're quite rare.

It's junk. But it's awesome junk. If the electronics ever fail, you are completely SOL.

LOL at the picture


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Jun 22, 2011 01:56 |  #7

TheBurningCrown wrote in post #12637114 (external link)
This :).

I'll take a few shots tomorrow during daylight hours.

KCY wrote in post #12637136 (external link)
LOL at the picture

It's oh so fitting. And I couldn't be happier to have it. This lens amuses me greatly.


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Jun 22, 2011 01:57 |  #8

Just the rarety of it!! is EPIC!


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Jun 22, 2011 03:08 |  #9

what does the two buttons do?



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Jun 22, 2011 03:22 |  #10

Zoom in... zoom out... wax on... wax off...

Zoom in button has an impression of a single tree--zoom out has a 3-tree grouping


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Jun 22, 2011 03:23 |  #11

pkim1230 wrote in post #12637330 (external link)
what does the two buttons do?

That's how you control how much you zoom in and out.


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Jun 22, 2011 03:51 |  #12

These came with the many of the EOS 700 film cameras.
It has many high end features :):

  • Front element doesn't rotate during focus
  • Front element doesn't extend during focus or zoom
  • Rear element is closed so it doesn't pump dust into the camera.
  • All internal focus and zoom, just like the 70-200mm L lenses.


If you use back button focusing, the lack of a focus switch or focus ring is less of a problem. Mine wasn't too bad optically when stopped well down. Using the lens hood from the 50mm f/1.8 II helped the performance a little too.

Perhaps you could add some samples to the archive thread:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=731982


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Jun 22, 2011 04:03 as a reply to  @ macroimage's post |  #13

I've secretly been wanting one of these. There's one on Craigslist here with a red ring on it for 120. too much, but I want it, as a novelty in my bag.


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Jun 22, 2011 04:18 |  #14

macroimage wrote in post #12637411 (external link)
These came with the many of the EOS 700 film cameras.
It has many high end features :):

  • Front element doesn't rotate during focus
  • Front element doesn't extend during focus or zoom
  • Rear element is closed so it doesn't pump dust into the camera.
  • All internal focus and zoom, just like the 70-200mm L lenses.


If you use back button focusing, the lack of a focus switch or focus ring is less of a problem. Mine wasn't too bad optically when stopped well down. Using the lens hood from the 50mm f/1.8 II helped the performance a little too.

Perhaps you could add some samples to the archive thread:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=731982

That thread's a bit old, so I'll definitely throw up some shots and link from here. I may even take a short video of it in operation. Do you still have your copy?

j-dogg wrote in post #12637428 (external link)
I've secretly been wanting one of these. There's one on Craigslist here with a red ring on it for 120. too much, but I want it, as a novelty in my bag.

Hah, that seller is nuts if he thinks he'll get $120 for it :D


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Jun 22, 2011 04:36 |  #15

MOkoFOko wrote in post #12637449 (external link)
Do you still have your copy?

I still have it. There is a picture of it in the "pictures of lenses" thread: http://photography-on-the.net …read.php?t=9626​2&page=74&


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