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06-10-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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Anyone know anything about the old zooms?

Hi,

I recently picked up a SMC-A 50mm F1.7. I absolutely love it. The IQ is amazing.

I've been using it in low light but also for macro style work too. Very thin DOF and great bokeh. Seeing as I really enjoy this type of thing I just won an old zoom off eekbay that does macro.

It's a SMC-A 35-70mm f3.5 Macro. Does anyone know what IQ i can expect from one of these. I'm not sure yet if 3.5 will be fast enough or thin enough but being macro i hope to be able to get a lot closer and emulate a thinner DOF.

Essentially, will the IQ be anything like the prime?

cheers
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Hey Mike,
I have a smc a 35-70mm but it is an f4, I got some of my favorite shots with it. I think the f3.5-4.5 is supposed to be good also
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Cheers for the response. How close can you get with it?

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Mine goes to .25M here is a great database in case you haven't found it
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