« on: January 14, 2012, 12:52:58 PM »
Imagine the culprit walking past security. "Excuse me sir, is that a 180/2.8 OS in your pocket or are you happy to ...
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Honestly, I see no reason to own this lens. I've used it and it's slow to focus, loud, only 2.8 and the IQ is just okay. There are so many zooms that overlap this, and unless there's a real, quantifiable reason to own a prime, you're wasting your money. Pretty much my rule of thumb is, if you're happy with 2.8, get a zoom, if you want to do better, get a high quality prime. This lens failed on both counts. This is the lens you buy because it's cheap, then it sits in the bottom of your camera bag for 5 years collecting dust.Yup. True for FF, especially true for crop.
Back in the film days there were many mirrorless cameras, ranging from cheap point-n-shoots to high-quality rangefinders to big SLRs like EOS 3.
Back then, the small cameras didn't kill the SLRs. I don't see why mirrorless digital cameras will kill DSLRs in the future.
Weren't rangefinder camera manual focus only ?
If you had carte blanche to upgrade this lens, what would you do? What specs would it have after your upgrades?