2017-12-14 - shorterimage

Canon Zoom Lens EF 28-70mm 1:3.5-4.5 II

This lens is from the mid 1980's, first gen EOS stuff. Deemed  'ancient' by one site who re-reviewed this lens a few years back. Must have been a young whipper snapper reviewer! Part of the Black Plastic Death Movement of the 80's that affected cameras, lenses, stereo equipment and virtually everything. Fairly light weight and moderately compact for this focal range.

Given all of that this lens still has a couple of great advantages. One, it's reknowned for being almost as sharp and with almost as good color as the L professional version that costs $1900 new. And two, you can buy one of these black plastic paperweight versions for under $100. That is if you can find one in good shape. Because of their known cost to performance benefit, they are becoming a bit hard to find these days. I highly recommend looking though!

Side note. While this lens works perfectly on my older Canon 5D MkII, it intermitently locks up when coupled to my Sony A7RII via a Metabones EF - E mount T adapter. Big bummer. Think I'll try one of the other brand adapters just in case.

The scene is Sell's Mill about 25 miles as the crow flies northeast of where I live in Lawrenceville, GA.

Bonus Shot

Chattahoochee River Side Eddy


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