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    Another cheap lens, a brute.

    Got this Makinon 28-80mm, f3.5-4.5 macro for $15 at a pawn shop this week. It is built like a tank weighing in @ 21oz/595gm. The front element is huge with a filter size of 72mm. Like the 135mm I got, it was very dirty but cleaned up nicely.








    Here are some sample shots with it all shot @ f5.6:


    1. FL 28mm




    2. from the same position @ FL80mm




    3. Maximum macro 1:5




    4. another 1:5 macro




    5. Our house for a different sort of pic.




    Not bad for $15 but way too heavy for a walk-about lens.
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    Re: Another cheap lens, a brute.

    looks like a keeper...
    http://hodad66.com Sony A7r,A7II, Sony 70-300G, Rokinon 14/2.8, Leitz Wetzler 35/3.5, Leica R Summicron 50/2 & Elmarit 90mm/2.8, Contax N 24-85 & 70--200mm AND Canon FD 20/2.8, 135/2, 500mm 4.5, Minolta 35/1.8, 45mm/2, Nikon 28-50/3.5, 105/1.8, 180/2.8

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    Re: Another cheap lens, a brute.

    that thing is mega tank! and mega bargain too. can you get closer macro than your examples posted?

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    Re: Another cheap lens, a brute.

    Quote Originally Posted by MRfanny View Post
    that thing is mega tank! and mega bargain too. can you get closer macro than your examples posted?
    No, that was as close as I could get with the 1:5 macro setting. Perhaps I will try some extension tubes with it today just for fun.
    Panasonic G1 & GF1 bodies, Panasonic 14-45, 45-200mm, various Minolta, Pentax, Canon FD, M39 & M42 mount lenses.

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    Re: Another cheap lens, a brute.

    In Italy we don't have pawn shops too bad!

    Good bargain!

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    Re: Another cheap lens, a brute.

    Holy smokes...that's one sharp lens...what a bargain! How easy is it to handle since it's so bulky and heavy? It would be sooo nice if the G1 had IBIS!!!
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    Re: Another cheap lens, a brute.

    Quote Originally Posted by maxmorrison View Post
    In Italy we don't have pawn shops too bad!...
    Same here. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area...one would think that we'd be able to find anything around here! Wrong. There is only one camera repair shop in San Jose where one can find used lenses but they are far from being cheap. Those guys are on top of it and price those vintage lenses at the very top of their price range. Of course they are really not a pawn shop.
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    Re: Another cheap lens, a brute.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tullio View Post
    Holy smokes...that's one sharp lens...what a bargain! How easy is it to handle since it's so bulky and heavy? It would be sooo nice if the G1 had IBIS!!!
    Walking around I need to cradle the lens in my hand but up to the face for shooting it is comfortable enough.
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