"Cheap" 28-70mm f2.8 lens recommendations

Started Mar 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Ed B
Ed B Veteran Member • Posts: 7,529
Re: "Cheap" 28-70mm f2.8 lens recommendations

Vu Dang wrote:

Cheapest: Vivitar S1 35-85mm f2.8.

You can not find any Tamron, Sigma or Tokina constant fast zoom lens ( for Ca/Ni ) at that price!

I agree. If you find a 28-70 2.8 lens for that price it would be a "for parts only" lens or it would be for sale by someone who had no idea what lenses cost.

A 28-70 or 24-70 2.8 lens is big but they are both great general purpose lenses.

I used to shoot a lot of weddings and one of my favorite lenses was a Sigma 28-70 2.8 EX lens.

The lens wasn't rated all that great but in actual use it was great. I sold the lens when it was about 12 years old and still got a pretty good price for it.

Edit: You may be able to find an old manual focus 2.8 constant aperture lens on eBay for pretty cheap but I'd be careful because it may have problems.

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