|Closest Focusing||5. m|
|Max. Magnifcation||1:7.1 (0.14x)|
|Filter Size||48 mm|
|Diameter x Length||128 x 395 mm|
|Weight||2610 gr (5.75 lb)|
I'm using this lens on the Sony a7II where the IBIS is quite handy. Can be used hand-held with some effort but I prefer a shoulder stock + monopod. Specular highlights in the background show some double-ring bokeh and the color quality isn't as rich as a newer APO lens but with additional clarity & saturation can often perform quite well. All things considered a bargain at a 2015 price of about $1,000.
Love it so much,only it has no af. I used it on sony a7 olympus ep5 and eos 5d iii. IS is very good with micro 4/3 camera body.
I owned this one back in the film days used extensively. Finest IQ of any lens I ever owned. Wish EdMika was around in 2000 would still have her today! oh,well. Best of the best!
The sharpest Canon FD lens i ever owned; perfect for birding photography. Best around f/8 due to shallow DOF. Useful built-in locking/rotating mechanism for horizontal/portrait photo. Built like a tank; very durable.Complete original kit: shade,case,filter holder,caps.
Best when used with tripod and remote shutter control.
Amazing results when used with digital EOS body via a no-glass adapter(no infinity).
Perfect with edmika on the Canon 5D MK II, colours and contrast can be correctet in Lightroom, very recomanded (sorry for my bad english) but also hard to focus on DSLR!
I totally adore this lens. I finally put it to good use on safari in 2009 (having bought it nearly 2 years earlier). In combination with an F1N and a suitably bright, centre-weighted focussing screen, it was an absolute joy: focussing smooth and positive; lens well-balanced. Even in fairly low light (an hour after dawn, say), focussing is no problem, and it is capable of pin-sharp performance: I have so far enlarged up to 15x10, and the best shots are still very sharp indeed.
It is very well built.
You have to watch the weight, though: a monopod helped, but proper stability came only with a tripod or a rolled-up sweatshirt. Hand-holding not a realistic option except for strong arms taking motion shots (and even then a bit hit-and-miss).