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Old 22nd of June 2011 (Wed)   #1
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Default Say hello to my little friend (the 35-80mm Power Zoom)!

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 Its outlandish design has cemented its place in my lineup of L-lenses

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

Sample photos!!! http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...8&postcount=22

Two videos:
1. showing the internal focus: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51106637@N05/5861849730/
2. video using lens on 7D, just to show how noisy it is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51106637@N05/5861318491/
Note: you cannot activate the zoom buttons while in recording mode OR live view mode!!
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What the hell is that?!! never seen anything like it!! Good find
I'll buy from you for $40!
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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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I want to see some pict
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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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This .
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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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Just the rarety of it!! is EPIC!
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what does the two buttons do?
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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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what does the two buttons do?
That's how you control how much you zoom in and out.
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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/...d.php?t=731982

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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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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/...d.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?

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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
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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/forum/...96262&page=74&
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