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What and how old is your oldest EF mount lens?

 
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Nov 13, 2013 09:23 |  #16

gremlin75 wrote in post #16447561 (external link)
Same here, 50mm f1.8 from 1986 (February)......great find for $20 since they normally go for more then a brand new 50mm f1.8 mk2

feb. 1986? i hadn't seen anything before december...i thought december was the only month in 86 that they were made, since the camera was introduced in 87


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Nov 13, 2013 09:35 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #17

3 of my 5 lenses are old,
1988, 50mm mark i, bought off ebay in film camera section, super cheap way to get one
1988, 28-70 3.5, sharper than any zoom with af, but 24-70 ii and 28-70 2.8
1989, 70-210 3.5 probably will sell, but its an amazing lens from 70-150, also usm, i know it focuses faster than any 70-200, its a great lens but went full frame and got a 70-300 usm is which is a clunker compared to the 210, but has is and another 100mm.
* should also note, i shoot a 5d classic;-)a


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Nov 13, 2013 10:26 |  #18

DreDaze wrote in post #16448145 (external link)
feb. 1986? i hadn't seen anything before december...i thought december was the only month in 86 that they were made, since the camera was introduced in 87

fat finger + tiny ipad keyboard = typos :p

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Nov 13, 2013 10:31 |  #19

50 1.8 mki like everyone else. UC date code, not entirely sure how old that is but I do know it's older than i am.


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Nov 13, 2013 10:58 |  #20

UC = 1988. I had a cheap 70-210 f/4 with an UC date code. It was a very good lens for $100


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Nov 13, 2013 22:46 as a reply to  @ gabebalazs's post |  #21

1992 28-70 2.8L love this lens


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Nov 13, 2013 22:50 |  #22

Oldest EF lenses I have are the 50 1.4 and 70-200 2.8L, both of which I got in 2000.

The 70-200 is definitely not a lens I use all the time but it delivers what I need when I use it. I'm sorta done with my particular 1.4 (taken apart multiple times, flaky AF) and I'd rather just replace it with a new one whenever someone releases something worth getting.

Certainly not the oldest lenses I have, but the oldest that I might regularly use.


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Nov 13, 2013 22:51 |  #23

There's a 90mm macro Vivtar that my dad has I want to say the date code was 77 i've borrowed a time or two.




  
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Nov 14, 2013 18:59 |  #24

28-105 that I bought with the A2e body in 96. Currently on loan to my little sister.




  
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Nov 14, 2013 20:17 |  #25

vengence wrote in post #16450241 (external link)
There's a 90mm macro Vivtar that my dad has I want to say the date code was 77 i've borrowed a time or two.

Thats 10 years before the EF mount was even introduced. So probably using an FD to EF mount adapter. Not a true EF mount




  
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Nov 14, 2013 20:20 |  #26

KirkS518 wrote in post #16445972 (external link)
I still have my 35-70mm that I purchased new in July, 1987, along with the new EOS 620. Never use either, but I won't get rid of them.

I got the EF35-70 a little later with an EOS630. I still have the body as well...:D


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Nov 14, 2013 20:43 |  #27

gremlin75 wrote in post #16452559 (external link)
Thats 10 years before the EF mount was even introduced. So probably using an FD to EF mount adapter. Not a true EF mount

You're right, it is an FD mount, wasn't thinking.




  
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