70-200 F2.8 lenses?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by GRID, May 5, 2013.

  1. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Who have made any 70-200 F2.8 lenses that are manual so i can adapt it? :)
    Canon seems to have only the 70-210mm F4, so any other suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 2, 2012
  3. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    AF without manual focus ring:

    1) Canon makes a f2.8 and a f/4 (the f/4 is sharper)
    2) Nikkor makes a f/2.8
    3) Sigma makes f/2.8
    4) Tamron makes a f/2.8

    That's all I can think of off the top of my head. But I think you're looking for manual aperture as well ... I dunno.

  4. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 9, 2012
    Vancouver Island, Canada
    For manual legacy lenses (no AF at all) there is a Tokina 80-200mm 2.8, Sigma 70-210mm 2.8, Tamron 80-200mm SP adaptall (seems to be the best regarded), and Nikon actually had a full manual ais push pull one as well.

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  5. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 2, 2012
    There's also the olympus 50-200 2.8-3.5 which is superbly sharp and you don't have to worry about IBIS FL changes.
  6. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Sigma makes one, but in the spec notes it says that the Nikon and Pentax mount version have no aperture ring. I would be sure to talk to customer support or find one in the flesh to make sure that the version you acquire has the aperture ring.

    Good luck,
  7. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Nikon's 80-200/2.8 has many variants - all of them support fully manual use. All of Canon's FD mount lenses do too. Avoid current Canon (EF mount) lenses, unless you want to spend several hundred for an adapter capable of setting the apertures on those lenses.
  8. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    If you're planning on manual focusing such a lens, you might as well go for the Olympus 50-200mm SWD, which has a mechanically linked focus ring. It also happens to be smaller and lighter than regular 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses, too.
  9. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Yes manuall apperture, sorry should have wrote that in the first post.

    And i havent found any Canon FD mounts with F2.8
  10. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Shouldn't have needed to Grid, it should have been obvious to anyone who has used an adapter.
  11. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium

    if you don't mind the difference between 70 and 80mm as shortest FL, than Nikon has several excellent f2.8 solutions with manual focusing and manual aperture.

    I myself use the oldest AF version, it allows for manual focusing, and has really :thumbup::thumbup: EXCELLENT :thumbup::thumbup: image quality. Only, it is a little on the heavy side ...

    C U,