Canon 35mm/2.8 ?
Old 07-24-2006   #1
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Canon 35mm/2.8 ?

It was late last night and I'd had a glass or two. Before going to bed I looked through epay and saw this all chrome canon 35mm f2.8 LTM with a matching finder. I had been looking for a not too expensive finder for a while and this little finder looked rather appealing. Without the proper research I usually do when buying from the web I made an offer. This morning it appeared I won. The lens apparently has oil on the blades, but for the rest seems nice.
Anybody has any opinions on the lens/finder/purchase value?
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Old 07-25-2006   #2
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Congratulations! I was watching that lens for some idea of what the one I own might be worth. You got a good price. Asssuming the glass is fine, it's a nice lens. The viewfinder is great! Enjoy using it!
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Old 07-25-2006   #3
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Odd, the description states a 50/1.8. Regardless, you got a very good deal on a nice lens. I paid almost twice that amount (mine is spotless, however--but still!). A classic RF lens. Small and well made, with a very good reputation.

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Hello:

The 35mm F2.8 is a good performer(http://not.contaxg.com/document.php?id=14418 ) as would be the f1.8. The finder has distance correction and is reasonably accurate on a Barnack or M series.The CV Brightline has an advantage in that it allows one to see around the fov.

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Old 07-25-2006   #5
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I have been watching that seller's auctions. He has been offering some nice stuff. Good luck.
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Old 08-09-2006   #6
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This begs the question how the Canon 35mm lenses compare;
1.8 vs. 2.0 vs. 2.8

I have the first and the last, and I love both of them.
The 35mm/2.8 is an under-rated lens which is a really nice performer.

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Old 08-09-2006   #7
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the 1.8 and the 2 are near identical in performance.
the 2.8 is not quite as sharp and has much lower contrast.
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Old 08-09-2006   #8
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the 1.8 and the 2 are near identical in performance.
the 2.8 is not quite as sharp and has much lower contrast.
Joe,

It seems that the 35/2 is "rare"; as for the 35/2.8, it gives you a vintage look with B&W film. Its optical performance is different from the 35/1.8, and this made me keep this lens.

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Old 08-09-2006   #9
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that 'vintage' look is from a good sharp lens with lower contrast raid.

i don't really think the 35/2 is all that rare. it goes for more money than the 1.8 but mostly beacuse of size and hype.
i've had all 3 lenses, i liked them all.

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Old 08-09-2006   #10
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Joe,

The 35/1.8 is tiny. Why would the 35/2 be more expnsive due to its size?

Yes, the vintage look does come from such a combination.


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Joe,

The 35/1.8 is tiny. Why would the 35/2 be more expnsive due to its size?

Yes, the vintage look does come from such a combination.


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Raid, I just placed my 35/1.8 and 35/2 side by side, and they appear to be identical in height and diameter, although the 35/2 is a bit lighter in weight. I agree with a previous poster- the performance of the two lenses are very similar.
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Joe,

The 35/1.8 is tiny. Why would the 35/2 be more expnsive due to its size?

Yes, the vintage look does come from such a combination.


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the 35/2 has more positive hype about it than the 1.8, combined with it's small size and nickname (japanese summicron) it is more popular than the 1.8.
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Mark,

This is good to know since I love my 35mm/1.8 lens with its look. It sits perfectly on my Canon P. I used it extensively last summer during a trip to Japan.

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The 35/2 has one advantage over the 35/1.8 IMHO- no annoying infinity lock. I know that some folks prefer such a lock, but I remove the things before I attach to the camera.

Must be my SLR heritage showin through.
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Funny this should come up again and again.

I've just been playing with scans from my first roll of Kodak BW400CN. Also my first B&W of any kind in megadecades. I have also decided that I have a perfect lens test pattern which I can rely on to be consistent and repeatable. Great for sharpness, depth of field, bouquet (or is it Bucket? ) ok bokeh...and it's right in my own backyard.

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