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Need help choosing zoom lenses

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Bold, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. Bold

    Bold Mu-43 Rookie

    13
    Jun 17, 2015
    Seattle
    I'm looking for zoom lenses with the following characteristics:
    • Parfocal
    • Front of lens does not rotate (needs to hold an anamorphic adapter level)
    • f/2.8 or as close as possible
    • As affordable as possible
    • Covering 30-200mm(ish)
    So I'm thinking a pair of older/vintage zooms. I know there are Vivitar f/2.8's that are parfocal, but I don't know which (if any) have a front assembly that remains stationary while zooming/focusing.

    Maybe there is no affordable solution, but I'm hoping there are some experienced zoom owners out there that can help.

    Thanks!
     
  2. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    545
    Aug 16, 2012
    Sunshine Coast, Qld Australia
    Maria
    Might pay to request this on EOSHD.com in the lenses forum.
     
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  3. Bold

    Bold Mu-43 Rookie

    13
    Jun 17, 2015
    Seattle
    Thanks! Most zooms mentioned over there are beyond my current budget, but if I have to save $$$ longer to for better options, that's okay. There's also a couple good camera stores nearby so I plan on visiting them and picking their brains when I get a chance.