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Oct 21, 2011 10:38 |  #46

lol wow




  
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Oct 21, 2011 14:07 |  #47

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So a friend of mine was given this EOS 700 and he just gave it to me today since it's a film camera.

I let out a little chuckle once I saw the lens! :lol: Never seen one of these "Power Zoom" lenses before!

So is there any reason why I shouldn't pop this little gem on my 5D MkII and play around with it?

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See my samples above, it's crazy-sharp from f.5.6. I can't remember if I tested it much at f/4. If it comes down to images alone, this lens isn't too horrible, aside from the nervous blur. Stop down to f/8 and be amazed!

Be prepared to get some stares :D

I kept my copy. It performs too well to offload for only $50. I bought a screw-filter lens hood and a case to keep it in :)


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Oct 21, 2011 15:57 |  #48

I've seen this thing before and every time I see it I laugh out loud.

It sounds even funnier.


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Oct 21, 2011 16:11 |  #49

Haha! It works and it is so LOUD! :lol:

I will need to edit my sig now.


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Oct 21, 2011 16:20 |  #50

Keep it, it's an amusing lens to own :lol:


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Oct 21, 2011 16:59 |  #51

MOkoFOko wrote in post #13286286 (external link)
Keep it, it's an amusing lens to own :lol:

My wife walked in and saw it on my camera and said "What the heck kinda lens is that!?"

Pride or no pride, I plan on keeping it! ;)

Now I must go outside and play with it.


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Oct 21, 2011 17:31 |  #52

Did a little PP to see how much I could push the image around.

Not too shabby for a novelty lens. She's a keeper!


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Nov 30, 2011 20:46 |  #53

I saw this on ebay and never heard of it before, so I came here to search if anyone had it. Not mine, or anyone I know, but here it is. It is an intriguing little lens.

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Nov 30, 2011 22:00 |  #54

Is it weather sealed?


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Dec 01, 2011 01:54 |  #55

chomish wrote in post #13477476 (external link)
Is it weather sealed?

LOL No... I have one of these as well, it is... a fun conversational piece :p


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Dec 01, 2011 04:05 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #56

What I want to know is why the old 22-55mm kit zoom lens (with the "replicated aspherical lens element") goes for $bux on eBay all the time (or at least sellers try to get money for it). It doesn't look like that great a lens, though it is ultrasonic...




  
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Dec 01, 2011 07:32 as a reply to  @ post 12637499 |  #57

My mum has this lens on her old Canon SLR...it's a noisy bugger!


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Dec 01, 2011 10:12 |  #58

what size filter does it take? don't want to get a scratch on it.




  
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Dec 02, 2011 02:27 |  #59

stockshas wrote in post #13479454 (external link)
what size filter does it take? don't want to get a scratch on it.

The 35-80 PZ takes a 52mm filter.

Edwin Herdman wrote in post #13478430 (external link)
What I want to know is why the old 22-55mm kit zoom lens (with the "replicated aspherical lens element") goes for $bux on eBay all the time (or at least sellers try to get money for it). It doesn't look like that great a lens, though it is ultrasonic...

The EF 22-55 USM isn't a great lens. It was the kit lens for the EOS IX lite which was an APS film SLR. What makes it interesting is that it is a full frame zoom lens that goes really wide on full frame for little money. You get a zoom lens that goes wider than the 24-105 or 24-70 L lenses. It is also useful for the D30, D60, 10D cameras for use as a low cost, small midrange zoom since those cameras don't take EF-S lenses. It flares and washes out easily so it is necessary to keep the sun off of the front element unless you like that kind of thing. Mine is reasonably sharp, just not great contrast.


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Sep 14, 2012 19:36 |  #60

Hmm.. Lens is really noisy.. o.o


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