NEED SOME HELP WITH LENS SELECTION

Started Feb 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
Ed at Ridersite
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In reply to 123Mike, Feb 24, 2013

123Mike wrote:

  • Subject must be 2+ meters away
  • It's absurdly heavy
  • Worse zoom creep ever
  • Hazing and veiling and not sharp wide open
  • Backfocus problems because AF focuses wide open. Stopping down shifts focus because previous problems.
  • Glare
  • Tam 17-50 2.8 much sharper
  • Sony 55-200 sharper
  • Min 28-105 xi sharper

If you actually ever used this lens, you must have had a bad copy.  Mine is tack sharp wide open throughout the range.  No zoom creep what so ever.  No focusing issues.  Minimum focus is 1.5 meters - not good, but not what you say.  Weight is 750g, not light, but not as heavy as the Ziess 24-70mm.

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