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    Yashica 28 80 lens information request

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    Hi, I saw a old Yashica 28-80 MC lens (Y/C mount )on ebay for $28. I want to use it on
    ​​​​ Panasonic mft cams, Is this lens suitable for video?
    It's about $150 for a similar Olympus lens, but if it's just a disappointing glass sculpture, I'd rather grab a headphone or tripod instead.
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    If anyone has used it, I would appreciate any information.
    Last edited by Takumarr; 01-23-2024, 09:50 AM.

    #2
    how bad could it be for $28?

    it's going to be soft and slow but it might be good enough for you, especially on a good sensor

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      #3
      I want to achieve the same quality as midrange Olympias lense , it doesn't have to be great
      I have another choice for this purpose, the Minolta 35-70, both lenses has a manual aperture.
      Last edited by Takumarr; 01-23-2024, 10:31 AM.

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        #4
        depends on which Olympus lens; some of the newer ones, even low-range, from the last 10 years have better designs and coatings that make the extra few bucks worth it compared to 20-30+ year old lenses

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          #5
          There are always a lot of cheap lenses for sale, I have to either buy it and try it out or find out about it first, both ways have their disadvantages...

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            #6
            I haven't used that lens, but if it's from the 70s or 80s, it's probably not the sharpest. You can get a slightly slower D-series Nikon 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 for about the same price as the Yashica. A Tokina 28-80mm f/2.8 runs $100-$200, which could be paired with a focal reducer if you select the right mount.

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              #7
              Buying vintage lenses have been all the rage in photography. One of the more popular ones is the Helios because some versions create a unique bokeh. I personally stick to ones that people recommend and have m43 adapters. Be fore warned they can yield terrible image quality. But I understand the vintage look appeal. Have fun.

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                #8
                Vintage primes tend to be sharp enough, but vintage zooms tend to be soft, so they're generally not a good option, unless you're always shooting outdoors and have the lens stopped down to f/8.

                I have a Tokina 24-40mm f/2.8 from the 80s, and I have to stop it down to f/4.5 before it's usably sharp and contrasty, but it also has balsam separation haze between fused optical elements, so that's part of the problem.

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                  #9
                  Yes and my question is about old zooms not prime lenses, and I may have to go for a cheap zoom, I'm not interested in using a fix lens even though they have an amazing image. In fact, I am a fan of Sigma lenses, which produces zoom lenses at a cheap price equal to prime lenses.

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                    #10
                    I will have three options, to use the available zoom lenses

                    Yashika 28-80 MC
                    Rikenon 35-70 xr
                    ​​​Nikon 28-70
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                    There are negative points about Nikon 35-70 on the internet, but I don't know anything about it.
                    I also intersted that Rikenon -ricoh lenses for excellent quality

                    I also have a Sigma UC lens that I can't use on the Panasonic mft

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                    Last edited by Takumarr; 01-27-2024, 09:41 AM.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Imamacuser View Post
                      I haven't used that lens, but if it's from the 70s or 80s, it's probably not the sharpest. You can get a slightly slower D-series Nikon 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 for about the same price as the Yashica. A Tokina 28-80mm f/2.8 runs $100-$200, which could be paired with a focal reducer if you select the right mount.
                      D series nikkors zooms suck for video - all the mechanics is wrong - floppy.

                      The early manual nikkors are excellent for video..
                      http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...sMF/2885mm.htm

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                      Id go for a 35-70 unless you 'need' 28.

                      on fullframe (or s35+boost) 28-85 is excellent single lens solution

                      for more considered work a 18/20/24 + and 35-70 is better

                      I shot nearly all of 'nelson nutmeg' (my kids low budget feature) on a 35-70 and an 18/4 on a mk1 black tragic

                      The idea that the old lenses are soft is not that accurate IMO - certianly contax/canonFD/olympus and nikkor manual are excellent, mintola was alyway a budget brand like praktica.

                      The mintola is worth a try.. but a manual 35-70 fixed 3.5 of established brand will be far better.




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                        #12
                        Thanks for the replies
                        I did not understand 35-70 that you mean is this series

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                        Last edited by Takumarr; 01-28-2024, 10:24 AM.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Takumarr View Post
                          Thanks for the replies
                          I did not understand 35-70 that you mean is this series

                          Nikon_35-70mm_f3.3-f4.5.jpg
                          yes - in my opinion (as a nikkon owner for 20 years) these lenses are not good for manual film making.. and dont even work on the Z6-9 for 'auto' film making so really a very lost series.

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                            #14
                            In your opinion, which of the following lenses are better?

                            Rikenon 35-70
                            Cisina 35-70
                            Canon FD 35-70

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                              #15
                              about your experience with Nikon lenses, do you prefer a manual zoom lens?
                              The image I need , doesn't have to be very sharp

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