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Old lenses: Canon 28-80mm 2.8-4 L


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Hi there,

I know this is a weird question for a higher-end forum like this, but I'll give it a try.

For my Canon lens kit, I'm thinking of replacing my Canon EF 24- 105mm L 4 IS (first generation). I don't like the performance of the lens, but I'm also not willing to spend the extra cash to go for the EF 24-70mm 2.8 L II. I do not use zooms often, but I own a 80-200mm 2.8 L which has a very pleasant rendering. From the same generation of lens designs, the vintage 28-80mm 2.8 - 4 L exists, and I wonder whether it's worth a try?

Does anyone have experience with it? Or is it a waste of money, and I should look into the newer options instead?

Thank you!