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    Sounds like your camera back focus.. you can adjust that yourself. Check the manual.
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    Okay thanks... is there a good guide for how to set the back focus?

    I checked the manual but it only has a section for how to lock the back focus lock, unless I'm missing something.

    I assume you unlock the back focus lock, put it in the storage position, adjust the back focus knob (red screw on front of camera)? I assume you do it while the camera is on and set a focus chart 6' away? Sorry to go a little off topic but I've scoured reduser and google and cant find a good guide for DSMC2.

    thanks!
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    Hello Nick
    Is the 28-70 really that bad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Luke View Post
    Hello Nick
    Is the 28-70 really that bad?
    Yes, its not real Zeiss. Its just a rebadged third party lens. Leica sold the same one in the R line.

    It's not terrible. It just has no soul, character or style. Its flavorless and forgetabble.

    But it's certainly better than nothing.

    (Though for the price you could do so much better...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Morrison View Post
    Yes, its not real Zeiss. Its just a rebadged third party lens. Leica sold the same one in the R line.

    It's not terrible. It just has no soul, character or style. Its flavorless and forgetabble.

    But it's certainly better than nothing.

    (Though for the price you could do so much better...)
    Great thanks Nick
    What would you suggest for a similar zoom range and price that can be adapted to Canon and keep a reasonable f stop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Luke View Post
    Great thanks Nick
    What would you suggest for a similar zoom range and price that can be adapted to Canon and keep a reasonable f stop?
    The Contax 35-70 is brilliant. We have three of them fully modded by RP Lens, cuz we use them all the time. Dont be put off by the push pull design. For run n gun, its actually BETTER. And at 3.4 it has more than enough illumination for outdoor and studio work. The kicker is its also parfocal (at least our copies are) and has constant aperture through the zoom range (making it far more useful for video than the 28-85). Add in the incredible 3D pop this lens has, and razor sharp optics, and you can see why we love it.

    Oh did I add that its TINY and also has a 2.5:1 macro?

    Yeah I'd buy 3 of these even if they cost $1500, not $400-$500.

    And we use them on BIG jobs too. Its that good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Morrison View Post
    The Contax 35-70 is brilliant. We have three of them fully modded by RP Lens, cuz we use them all the time. Dont be put off by the push pull design. For run n gun, its actually BETTER. And at 3.4 it has more than enough illumination for outdoor and studio work. The kicket is its also parfocal (at least our copies are) and has constant aperture through the zoom range (making it far more useful for video than the 28-85). Add in the incredible 3D pop this lens has, and razor sharp optics, and you can see why we love it.

    Oh did I add that its TINY and also has a 2.5:1 macro?

    Yeah I'd buy 3 of these even if they cost $1500, not $400-$500.

    And we use them on BIG jobs too. Its that good.
    Shhhh ... you are driving up prices, Nick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Sepaniak View Post
    Shhhh ... you are driving up prices, Nick.
    Haha. Copy that. Mums the word!
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    It is harder to zoom in/out with pull out lenses. Give me 28-85 anytime...wider the better
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    Pentax 28-135 pull out is another option
    Canon 35-105 macro
    And Angenieux 28/35-70 are great
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