MOkoFOko wrote in post #12642779
Even in jest, you people make me sad sometimes.
The power zoom was a terrible idea. I'm talking purely about the idea of a powered zoom, not the quality of the optics in this particular lens or anything else. From a control standpoint, having a two button single-speed motorized zoom is imprecise and terrible. Canon dabbles in these kinds of ideas to see if they'll take, and in that sense the PZ should spook the hell out of anyone that takes photography seriously. Just like those "A" lenses without focus rings from back in the AFD era.
If it had caught on, we might have seen it used in other lenses. Maybe even good lenses. It doesn't help, of course, that the PZ holds the title of ugliest lens ever. If I could gather them all up and dump them into an active volcano, I would. A single specimen would be preserved at Canon, encased in glass and bearing a warning: "Don't do this crap."