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ZD50 f2 macro inc caps, hood, bag + box

This is going to hurt, but I have decided to sell my ZD 50mm f2.0 macro lens in order to fund this E-M5 kit ..

This lens is one of the sharpest optics you can get. Even Dpreview agree about that
I've tried many 50mm lenses over the years and they all had some small compromise. They can be slightly soft wide open, or coma round highlights. Well, I don't detect any optical compromises with this lens, it's the bee's knees as they say. Not only is it a pretty good macro lens, it's also an excellent short tele and portrait lens.




It is weather sealed and very well made and comes with both caps and the LH55 hood. I will also include an LCS0816 soft bag.





It is in very clean condition and has served me well.
It sure produces great pictures. It is one of the few lenses I've used that I am happy to use wide open at f2.0. Here's a shot to prove it:



AF speed as best described as "careful" on a DSLR like the E1 or E620 :-) On live view and m43 it is quite slow. So, I've treated it as a top grade manual focus lens on my E-PL3, and that's how this picture was taken.



I am looking for 265 and this includes postage within the UK. Ship to UK only, sorry... Payment by Paypal gift preferred.

PM me if you are interested.

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Re: ZD50 f2 macro inc caps, hood, bag + box

Bump, and here's a short blog I did on this lens with an example shot using it as a telephoto lens

http://snaarman.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/sharp.html

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Re: ZD50 f2 macro inc caps, hood, bag + box

Surprised this hasn't been snapped up.Probably we're all telling you not to sell this great lens
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Re: ZD50 f2 macro inc caps, hood, bag + box

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Surprised this hasn't been snapped up.Probably we're all telling you not to sell this great lens
I did a check on ebay. Kerso sells them new at 370 ish. There are very few sold second hand, but the last one went for 310

Meanwhile I just realised I have some slides to "scan" and when I sell this I have lost my macro capability. I wonder if they are planning a micro4/3 extension tube ?

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Re: ZD50 f2 macro inc caps, hood, bag + box

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I did a check on ebay. Kerso sells them new at 370 ish. There are very few sold second hand, but the last one went for 310

Meanwhile I just realised I have some slides to "scan" and when I sell this I have lost my macro capability. I wonder if they are planning a micro4/3 extension tube ?

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it mentioned on the rumour site that kenko were making MFT extension tubes
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Re: ZD50 f2 macro inc caps, hood, bag + box

Pete,

You have a pm.
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Re: ZD50 f2 macro inc caps, hood, bag + box

Looks like it has indeed been snapped up, pending payment...

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Re: ZD50 f2 macro inc caps, hood, bag + box

A shame to see that lens go Pete, will you plan on getting the new m4/3 60mm?
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A shame to see that lens go Pete, will you plan on getting the new m4/3 60mm?
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No, I am starting with the 45mm f1.8. It's not pro grade but seems to perform well. The m4/3 60 macro looks quite tasty, but expensive I suspect.

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Re: ZD50 f2 macro inc caps, hood, bag + box

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Meanwhile I just realised I have some slides to "scan" and when I sell this I have lost my macro capability. I wonder if they are planning a micro4/3 extension tube ?

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Pete, don't forget that if you are going for the 12-50mm, it has a semi macro capability fixed @ 43mm.
It may (won't) be as sharp as the 50mm F2, but it might do you in the short term.
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Pete, don't forget that if you are going for the 12-50mm, it has a semi macro capability fixed @ 43mm.
It may (won't) be as sharp as the 50mm F2, but it might do you in the short term.
No, I'm going to pass on the 12-50 and get the 45mm instead...

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