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Old Jan 16, 2010, 9:03 PM   #1
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hey all, I have been wanting to get a 50mm 1.8 lens, but I am a little scared off by the new plastic lens. So I have been looking for a used one, with the metal mount.

anyway, I found a seller on Craigslist that has an old EOS 850, 50mm lens that the camera came with, and another lens with it. he wants $100 for the package.

He lives a ways away, so I haven't been able to look at anything, but my biggest question is, is the 50mm lens of that vintage (late 80's) a descent lens? I am not sure of the f/? on it yet. I believe the EOS 850 was the first camera with the EF mount? Thanks,

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Old Jan 16, 2010, 9:06 PM   #2
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If it is a EF mount it will have no problem working on the newer camera's. I think it is the ef 50mm f1.8 mk I that was on that camera. If you can, bring you camera with you to test out the lens.
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Old Jan 16, 2010, 9:11 PM   #3
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I have a old canon plastic fantastic ef 50mm f1.8 mk II form 1992, and it still works find. It came off of my old eos 630. So if it works on your camera, is should be fine.
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Thanks, I didn't know the II went back that far. You are correct, I am looking for the MK I with the metal mount. The other lens is a 75-210 I believe.

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Old Jan 16, 2010, 9:28 PM   #5
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It is actually a very sturdy lens, the MK I would be even sturdier.

In the other lens the ef 70-210mm f4 macro? The push pull zoom?
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it is a 70-210 macro, not sure about push pull? Is that a good thing or not?

As you can tell, I am pretty new to all this.

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I had one once when I was in collage, it actually a very nice lens. You can google it, ken rockwell review it also.

http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/lenses/70-210mm.htm
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Thanks, sounds like for the price of the package, it is an ok deal.

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Actually it is a very good deal.
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i am sure it is the 50 1.8 mk1 if it is on an old 850, and will work fine, i still have a 50 1.8 mk1 that i got with my 630, and it works great on my 50d.

the 70-210 is either the f4, or the f3.5-4.5. I have the latter, also purchased with the 630, both are quite decent telephotos.

that is a good deal provided they are in good shape and are fungus free, etc.
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