old low-contrast EF mount lenses?

Started Jan 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Kreitmann Contributing Member • Posts: 579
Re: old low-contrast EF mount lenses?

Like today, Canon had 3 grades of lenses. The kit lenses were the lowest tier. They are all plastic, rotating front element, small filtersize, f/5.6 at the long end, loud AF sound. best thing, they are cheap to get.

Anything with a metal mount, USM or IS is probably a middle class lens. I use a EF 28-105 3.5 - 4.5 USM sometimes. It is far from an L lens or a prime, but still OK between f/5.6 and f/16.

Kreitmann wrote:

I would go for one of the old analog Rebel kit lenses like this one


They should be pretty terrible in terms of color, contrast and sharpness. Expectations were low in the film days.

I believe that is the second generation of the lens I mentioned in my original post though I mistakenly listed it as a 35-70mm.

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