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What Is Your Worst Lens

 
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Aug 16, 2012 12:19 |  #136

worst ones I've owned:
Sigma 50mm 1.4 (Sold)
Sigma 50-500mm f4-6.3 (Sold)
Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 (Made into a cup, also the worse of the worst)

I still got one Sigma left the 105mm macro... actually good colors and sharpness + good to manual focus with.

All of them shares the same fate of having horrible Autofocus, I wont ever buy another Sigma again!


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Aug 16, 2012 12:40 |  #137

28-135 kit lens from my 7D. Not just because the IQ was average, but also because it wasn't wide, long, or fast. It's gotta have at least one of those three attributes to be useful to me.




  
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Aug 18, 2012 22:37 |  #138

Mark_48 wrote in post #14418269 (external link)
Canon 28-80 f/3.5-5.6 EF II Kit Lens that came with a Rebel 2000 film camera years ago. Noisy when focusing and about the worst build quality of any lens I've ever seen.


There seems to be a lot of variability with this lens. The first one I owned was bloody awful, and it was brand new so I traded it for a Tamron 28-80 Aspheric - a cheap lens but orders of magnitude better than the Canon. I now have one (Canon) that's used on my old EOS Elan and it's better. I wouldn't call it anything other than merely "good" but at least it's usable.




  
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Aug 18, 2012 22:44 |  #139

I once had a Sigma 28-80 for my N75 that was a real piece of work. Cheaply built, the AF quit about 15 seconds after the warranty expired AND it had barrel distortion that had to be seen to be believed. I took it back to the dealer, who pitched it into the trash and gave me a decent lens for the same price. That Sigma was even worse than the unlamented Canon 28-80 EF II, which was crap but at least functional.




  
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Aug 18, 2012 23:57 |  #140

I had an absolutely horrible Canon 20-35mm lens. Awful. I'm getting a kick out of the number of people who have chosen the 17-40mm lens as their worst lens. And this lens has L designation. Also, the 24-105mm is being mentioned quite a bit as well. Interesting.




  
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Aug 19, 2012 00:06 as a reply to  @ nightcat's post |  #141

When I switched from film to a 20D, I realised that my Canon ef24mm was showing a strange and soft luminous offset in the image. Like an offseted duplicate.

Also I realised that my Sigma 17-40 was soft on one side.

Both were bought used. I never bought used again.


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Aug 22, 2012 19:10 as a reply to  @ faloc's post |  #142

canon 50mm 1.4 sold it


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Aug 22, 2012 22:32 |  #143

Had 3 different copies of the Tamron 70-300 VC.....all with unacceptable AF and just average IQ.


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Aug 23, 2012 07:13 |  #144

18-135 kit lens. Hate the zoom creep


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Aug 23, 2012 15:19 |  #145

Love/Hate with my Canon 50mm 1.4. It fell apart (literally) on vacation in Guadeloupe, sent it in, had it repaired under warranty. Came back with +- 0 MA and worked better than before, but it's such a hit & miss lens that it makes me nervous whenever I use it, and the focus is noisy (I shoot weddings too). Picking up the 50 1.2 tomorrow, 1.4 will probably go on sale after that.


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Aug 23, 2012 17:15 |  #146

Wouldn't know. Never really bought a crappy lens. The most expensive lens I ever bought was 250€ Samyang 35mm f/1.4, which is the tits. Other than that, the only lens that cost me more than 50€ was my 85mm f/1.8 (200€). Look around, be patient and you can get stuff for really cheap.

Just today I bought a Mamiya Sekor 60mm Macro f/2.8 for 20$. Could easily sell that with 200$ profit. No biggy.
The lens I used for the shortest amount of time was my Samyang 14mm. Just really disliked the focal length. I'm happy I tried it and made around 40€ of when I sold it. I now know 14mm on FF is really too wide for me. Otherwise I would always be wondering how wide I'd like to get. Around 20-22mm would be preferred for me.


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Aug 23, 2012 17:42 |  #147

Mark_48 wrote in post #14418269 (external link)
Canon 28-80 f/3.5-5.6 EF II Kit Lens that came with a Rebel 2000 film camera years ago. Noisy when focusing and about the worst build quality of any lens I've ever seen.

THIS^

That thing is an APPALLING turd of a lens. I still have it, but the AF died long ago. I really should try tearing it apart again.


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Aug 24, 2012 08:55 |  #148

'Worst' is such a subjective term. I'd say my 'worst' lens is my 24-105 f4L because its relatively large, heavy, and slow for the type of shooting I tend to do, it cost the most of any lens I own and it sits in my bag 90% of the time. That said, from a technical standpoint its a good lens - I just don't like it. I'm sure I'll sell it eventually, but I keep holding on to it thinking that some day I've going to regret not having it.


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Aug 24, 2012 09:12 |  #149

Got to be the EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 USM MkI and the 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM. I bought these with an EOS 10 in the early 90's when I replaced the brilliant A1 body and selection of FD lenses. I thought I'd made the biggest mistake of my life as the lenses were bloody awful! I'd honestly thought Canon had decided to go the cheap and cheerful route for sales, ignoring quality glass and construction in the process. Thankfully, a few choice lens purchases later (L and non-L) restored my faith otherwise I may have turned to the dark side (N***n!).


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Aug 24, 2012 09:55 |  #150

ef 50 f/1.4 it's not terrible, it just isn't as good as my other stuff.




  
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