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Old June 6th, 2004, 05:37 PM
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thoughts on this lens

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I'd like to pick up a long telephoto and these seem to be all over ebay. Probably won't get another lens for a while since I'm saving up for a new digital anyways, but I'm just curious if that lens would be worth trying or is it just a hunk of junk?
Or would a 2x teleconverter be a better choice teamed up with my 80-200mm 1/4.5 lens?

I'm not one to knock off-brand products since I have a pair of 'cheap' lenses (Image brand) and they seem to do the job quite nicely and actually are better built than my Minolta MD kit lens.
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Old June 6th, 2004, 06:20 PM
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I cannot say the quality of images produced by that lens, for that you will have to try google-ing it.

It would be wise to prefer a faster telephoto lens, the faster the better.

now u do the math yourself.
also with 2 x your max will be 400mm, and the new lens is 500mm,
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Old June 6th, 2004, 10:33 PM
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Wide open is f/8. Most lenses are at their sharpest about 2-3 stops from wide open, which means you're gonna be shooting at f/16 or less to get the best from the lens.

If you want it for sports or moving subjects, you're probably gonna be disappointed. If you're doing nature work and your subjects are stationary, it might be OK.

It really all depends on what you're shooting and what you're gonna do with the shots. You may never get an image from this lens that looks shapr blown up larger than 8x10, but that might not be an issue. It isn't to most people.

The local Wolf Camera here sells these lenses. If you can, take your camera in and ask to try one out. Have film in your camera and shoot a few pics, then see how the prints look.
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