An old, cheap, but high quality glass. MF for teles can be hard, though
+ quite small and light for a tele
+ superb image quality, no complaints at all
+ built like a tank
- manual focus is hard; with teles, even more so
- you need a tripod/monopod to get the best of it
- not long (200mm), not fast (f/4), no autofocus. So, what's the point?
|It's a sharp lens, that's for sure|
|Small, with a nice built-in hood|
- Exploring older lenses
- a very cheap but excellent solution for a good quality tele lens
- static subjects outdoors
- anything that moves
- indoors or bad light (f/4 way too slow)
A good lens, very well built, and very cheap. The problem is, so what? What's the point of a lens that requires manual focus, tripod/monopod, and it's neither particularly fast nor too long? It's hard for me to think of some use for this lens, apart from some nostalgia-driven experimentation.