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Best and worst old Eos film camera lenses.

 
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May 18, 2014 14:01 |  #16

gasrocks wrote in post #16912996 (external link)
Is this a digital photogrpahy forum? Why worry about what was back in the film days. Especially since very few FD lenses cn be easily adapted to modern Canon DLSRs? I have no FD lenses, need no FD lenses, and spend my time in a better way = out taking pix!

He's talking about earlier EOS lenses.


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May 18, 2014 14:06 |  #17

gasrocks wrote in post #16912996 (external link)
Is this a digital photogrpahy forum? Why worry about what was back in the film days. Especially since very few FD lenses cn be easily adapted to modern Canon DLSRs? I have no FD lenses, need no FD lenses, and spend my time in a better way = out taking pix!

Nobody is discussing FD lenses, the OP is asking about older EF lenses, which fit modern DSLRs just the same as any current EF lens.




  
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May 18, 2014 14:07 |  #18

tkbslc wrote in post #16912052 (external link)
I'd probably say that if you are looking for bargains, want something good and are tired of cheap garbage like you've been buying, you are better off with more modern lenses designed for crop sensors.

18-55 IS $90
18-135mm IS $225
18-135mm STM $300
Tamron 17-50 f2.8 (non VC) $300
Sigma 17-70 $300
Canon 55-250 IS $125-150
Canon 55-250 STM $250
Tamron 70-300 VC $300
50mm f1.8 II $100
40mm f2.8 STM $125
35mm f2 $250
60mm f2.8 Macro $325
85mm f1.8 $325

There are good options under $350 in nearly all lens categories. Or you can keep buying $60 lenses that you hate using and are shopping for more. You already have 5 of them. How is that saving you money?

I have an 80-200 and a 28-80 I'll sale real reasonable like.




  
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May 18, 2014 14:09 |  #19

All I have are inexpensive lenses, 18-55 STM, 55-250 II, 40MM STM. All three are very good lenses, all three are lacking in some respect.

Almost forgot my Nifty Fifty, I don't have the energy to sale it.




  
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May 18, 2014 16:49 |  #20
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Mike Deep wrote in post #16912920 (external link)
What I'm getting at is USM is a big deal in a telephoto. It's not as big a deal in a wide or standard lens.

To get ring USM in a telephoto zoom right now, the cheapest option is the 70-200 f4L at $600. A 70-210 runs $100-150. It's even almost as sharp, and will run circles around the 55-250 in focus speed. Which is not to say the 70-210 is better all around, but for moving subjects, it has no equal in its price range.

That, I can agree with. I had a 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 and sold it when I picked up my 70-200 2.8 OS. I regret selling the 70-210. Small, light, fast-focusing and good optics. I tried a used 55-250 II, and sold it in 48 hours. It does not compare. The ONLY thing I liked about the 55-250 was IS. I need it at the long end.




  
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May 22, 2014 21:58 |  #21

I still have an EF 100-300 f/5.6L. It's a fabulous lens and can be had for quite a bargain.


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May 23, 2014 14:48 |  #22

I still have these.....

EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 II
EF 35-135mm f/4.0-5.6 USM
EF 70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF 50mm f/1.8

And all these are also worth using if you can find them cheap enough.

EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM II
EF 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5
EF 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5
EF 50-200mm f/3.5-4.5
EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II
EF 100-200mm f/4.5 A
EF 100-300mm f/5.6L
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
EF 135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus


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May 23, 2014 14:52 |  #23

GregDunn wrote in post #16912854 (external link)
I just picked up a 28-105 II in excellent condition and have found it to be a very useful lens with high image quality. Focuses very fast and I have found - to my surprise - that the lack of IS hasn't hampered me very much. It's also dead cheap for what you get.


Agreed. I absolutely love mine. Very sharp, fast focusing and a great FL range make it a very useful walk around zoom. I normally use either it or my 40mm STM as my walkaround lenses and then break out my 70-210 when I need telephoto lengths and my 50mm for portraits. Extremely pleased with it for the $100 I paid


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Jul 01, 2014 09:42 |  #24

I have a Mark I Nifty Fifty that I'm pretty fond of. It's not the most useful lens to me, but I still keep it in my bag and pull it out occasionally. Still takes some nice shots, despite being almost as old as I am. :)


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Jul 01, 2014 10:34 |  #25

I have an EF 35-70 circa 1989. It has an AF motor similar to the nifty. Bzzz, bzz, bzzzt...

I almost gave it away to a poor high school student who found a body and needed a lens... somebody else gave him a newer lens.

Then I discovered some photos from the early days with the 60D. The lens is much sharper than the EFS18-200 when focused in LV. I decided to keep it. I don't know why...


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Jul 01, 2014 13:26 as a reply to  @ MakisM1's post |  #26

i have the mark i 50,
i had the 70-210 3.5 but sold it when i went ff and got a 70 300 usm is for range,
the 70-210 is sharp but falls off at over 150 mm, its pretty amazing for the price, build quality is way better than my 70-300 and focused much faster. I have the 28-70 3.5's 2 of them, one was 35$ shipped and i couldnt pass it up. I tested them against my tamron 28-75 2.8 and they were sharper on the wide end, but pretty amazing for 35$. also have the 19-35 tamron, i got it for about 50$ shipped, pretty awesome for 50$


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