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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:39 pm 
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Hi there,
Owning two Sigma 35-70 f/2.8-4 lenses used with an adapter, I experienced that this is (for me) the ideal portrait lens as it covers just all the mms I would need (crop body). While the Sigmas are sharp and the adapter not, am I not going to buy a very expensive adapter to get the sharper shots (even though portraits dont need the excelent sharpness always).
So, do you know any good 35-70 (35-80, whatever) lens with a good aperture for this purpose? From M42 to ancient Nikkors, let your mind go! :lol:

Oh, Im not really looking for such a lens right now. Maybe in the future, I just wanted to share the idea of those ''just nothing'' 35-70 lenses.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:17 pm 
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How about the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L or have I misunderstood your question?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:54 pm 
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Well according to some urban legend the Olympus OM Zuiko 35-80mm f2.8 is among the best in that focal length area, and it is still bloody expensive too!! :evil: :D :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:14 pm 
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You havent fully understood the question, but I might add that I meant the (older) cheaper/kit-a-like lenses. And I dont know the price of the Zuiko, but as a 4/3 lens it wont be compatible with any other APS-C lens mount when used with an adapter, that's a pity.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:01 pm 
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Ruben123 wrote:
And I dont know the price of the Zuiko, but as a 4/3 lens it wont be compatible with any other APS-C lens mount when used with an adapter, that's a pity.

No 4/3 lens but OM mount; full frame. The mount they used from 1972 to 2002. http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympus_OM

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:38 pm 
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That sound different... thanks Jiko, excuse me! :lol:

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