« on: October 08, 2011, 12:06:11 AM »
The EF mount TS 24 3.5 II was one of the sharpest in the corner lenses I've ever shot with and owned. It spoiled me to the point that shooting with the 16-35mm 2.8 II felt like slumming when it came to IQ and sharpness especially being the unapologetic pixel peeper that I am. That said, the lens is the biggest non telephoto, awkwardest most fragile feeling construction with flaking paint at the delicate plastic undercuts of the various pivot/twist points I've shot with (I don't count tamron/sigma) that the built like a tank yet diminutive sized FD mount TS 35 2.8 just put it to shame. for 2,500 dollars I expect more. As for how the old lens performs on comparison, the jury is still out, but I and others who I know will happily choose to try will share our expectedly good results as they roll in.
Though the title of ambassador of FD lenses intrigues and somewhat flatters me I'd argue it's not completely accurate. I do like bargains, especially if they hold up very well to the latest lens offerings but it they don't, I've got no love and even less use for them.