Test of the SMC-F 70-210


Offertonhatter

Link Posted 02/04/2014 - 20:00
I know it is only a test shot, but shows the creamy bokeh of this very fine lens. Oh, and MattyH, your windows need cleaning.....LOL



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LennyBloke

Link Posted 02/04/2014 - 21:05
Superb lens - very under-rated
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McGregNi

Link Posted 02/04/2014 - 22:19
I don't remember anyone mentioning it before - thats a very practical range I think. Will check it out. And a great test shot!
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 02/04/2014 - 22:20

MattyH

Link Posted 03/04/2014 - 10:42
Thanks for that, I must admit I have always been a fan, hence why I had two of them and happy to let your good self share in its magic.

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TonyM

Link Posted 03/04/2014 - 11:13
Agree that there is something special about the pictures this lens produces. I've recently bought a copy after regretting selling one a couple of years back. I am, however, keeping the DA 50-200mm. Why? Because the F 70-210 is heavy and noisy (and, to some, ugly). You can't be having that taking photos at school assembly!

Can I also mention it's full-franme ready ?

gwing

Link Posted 03/04/2014 - 11:26
TonyM wrote:
Agree that there is something special about the pictures this lens produces. I've recently bought a copy after regretting selling one a couple of years back. I am, however, keeping the DA 50-200mm. Why? Because the F 70-210 is heavy and noisy (and, to some, ugly). You can't be having that taking photos at school assembly!

Can I also mention it's full-franme ready ?

If you don't like the noise and ugly bit there is always its readily available and quite special predecessor the A70-210/f4 which I can't recommend highly enough. If you are happy with MF and can tolerate the pushme-pullme focusing and weight that is.
Last Edited by gwing on 03/04/2014 - 11:27

Algernon

Link Posted 03/04/2014 - 13:24
The A Series is sharper.

The 55-300mm beats the lot

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Offertonhatter

Link Posted 03/04/2014 - 21:58
Algernon wrote:
The A Series is sharper.

The 55-300mm beats the lot

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Ooh a challenge....
Looks like I will have to a comparison between my 70-210 and 55-300......


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