This is a very special lens.

Started May 5, 2013 | User reviews thread
JeffAHayes Senior Member • Posts: 1,968
Re: This is a very special lens.

YEP. I still keep the issue of Popular Photography that did the review of that lens when it came out (one with Halley Berry on the cover) where I can find it. They gave it a RAVE review, their sole negative comment (and mine), that it has a whiny autofocus that seems to "hunt" a bit too much, but I can live with that for what I get out of this lens.

One other issue I have with the lens, however, is that this is one lens where I could really take advantage of Live View, but Live View is essentially useless with this lens. I can almost never get it to lock focus with Live View. It would come in really handy if it would, since when shooting macros it's quite often a situation where using the EVF is less than practical than usual.


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