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Jun 23, 2011 00:53 |  #31

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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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Jun 23, 2011 00:59 |  #32

TuanTime wrote in post #12643034 (external link)
I'm not so sure that the power zoom was a terrible idea. I mean isn't that what point and shoot cameras are based on nowadays? 1 button to zoom in and 1 button zoom out. Not that that's a great thing either, but I think their experimenting actually paid off in that aspect. :D

I read somewhere that they pulled the concept from their camcorder division--I could be mistaken on that. Anyhow, it honestly is a bad idea--if the motor fails, the unit is completely SOL, whereas standard lenses don't have that liability. Zooming in/out manually with a push/pull or rotation build is fast, and makes little noise. With a standard lens, I could have zoomed in or out a good 1-2 seconds faster than the power-zoom. It's a poor overall concept... and yes, it did actually catch on in the form of P&S bodies AND bridge cameras. A DSLR with this powerzoom is basically a bridge camera without IS or the ability to zoom 20x-35x :D


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Jun 23, 2011 01:01 |  #33

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No it is not mine or anyone I know

That lens has a nasty gouge on the front element. A GOOD fully-functional (ie tested, working) PZ usually goes for $45-$60 shipped. The one you linked probably won't sell for more than $20 shipped.


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Jun 23, 2011 01:07 |  #34

MOkoFOko wrote in post #12643075 (external link)
I read somewhere that they pulled the concept from their camcorder division--I could be mistaken on that. Anyhow, it honestly is a bad idea--if the motor fails, the unit is completely SOL, whereas standard lenses don't have that liability. Zooming in/out manually with a push/pull or rotation build is fast, and makes little noise. With a standard lens, I could have zoomed in or out a good 1-2 seconds faster than the power-zoom. It's a poor overall concept... and yes, it did actually catch on in the form of P&S bodies AND bridge cameras. A DSLR with this powerzoom is basically a bridge camera without IS or the ability to zoom 20x-35x :D

Hey I was just trying to help you out.  :p Ok I concur it's a terrible idea...




  
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Jun 23, 2011 01:11 |  #35

MOkoFOko wrote in post #12643079 (external link)
That lens has a nasty gouge on the front element. A GOOD fully-functional (ie tested, working) PZ usually goes for $45-$60 shipped. The one you linked probably won't sell for more than $20 shipped.

True, but I thought it was going to get

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Now... Make a video of this thing being destroyed with explosives.

for which $20 would be just about right:lol:


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Jun 23, 2011 02:08 |  #36

MOkoFOko wrote in post #12641658 (external link)
Note: you cannot activate the zoom buttons while in recording mode OR live view mode!!


I just tried mine on the 7D. I hadn't put it on the 7D before. I had no idea that the zoom buttons wouldn't work in live view. Autofocus does work at least. Even with the 7D, it is sharp, even at 1:1. Contrast isn't as good as some lenses. Using a hood helps some.


Focus noise is a problem with many lenses with the 7D given how close its microphone is to the lens.


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Jun 23, 2011 02:24 |  #37

I want this.


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Jun 23, 2011 02:36 |  #38

KEH is reputable and appears to have two in stock: 1 for $43, 1 for $29.
http://www.keh.com …1/sku-CE070090190190?r=FE (external link)

EX+ would mean pretty much perfect.


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Jun 23, 2011 03:16 |  #39

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are you in florida?...i think there's a member here that put a red ring on it...and if i remember right he was posting it on craigslist in florida...

that's him.


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Jun 23, 2011 03:41 |  #40

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that's him.

Hah, yeah, Kooper commented on that listing in a PZ thread last year--apparently that guy has been trying to sell that lens for a good year.
https://photography-on-the.net …hlight=35-80mm+power+zoom


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Jun 23, 2011 03:48 |  #41

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KEH is reputable and appears to have two in stock: 1 for $43, 1 for $29.
http://www.keh.com …1/sku-CE070090190190?r=FE (external link)

EX+ would mean pretty much perfect.

Speaking of which, a photographer friend of mine actually has an extra PZ in his assorted camera gear lot. It's in mint condition, like mine--if someone wants it, let me know and I'll sell it for him. EX+ rating at KEH doesn't guarantee spotless glass (LN- rating), and that's $53 shipped :D


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Jun 24, 2011 15:02 |  #42

MOkoFOko wrote in post #12643450 (external link)
Hah, yeah, Kooper commented on that listing in a PZ thread last year--apparently that guy has been trying to sell that lens for a good year.
https://photography-on-the.net …hlight=35-80mm+power+zoom

yep it was originally 150, then 100, now its back up to 110 or 120. I'd pay no more than 50 for it.


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Oct 21, 2011 08:55 |  #43

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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Oct 21, 2011 09:34 |  #44

No reason at all. Do it! :D


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Oct 21, 2011 10:30 |  #45

The only reason would be your personal pride, but I would do it! :)


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