Reviews and Problems with Phoenix 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6
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Good but slow.
Thomas L., B&H Photo
8 October 2008
Summary: I am amateur photographer, who needed a replacement lens for the standard lens that came with my Canon xti. The PICTURE OF THE LENS IS NOT THE ONE I RECIEVED FROM B & H photo. The lens I received was Phoenix 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF Macro brushed aluminum housing with black plastic/rubber focus area. (The picture is a lens all black.) It is nicely looking. Maybe? the manufacture changed the design? I am fairly happy with the lens.
Summary: I bought this lens for my camera to use in a photography class. My professor highly recommended the lens as well as this website. [...] I really enjoy the product, it was exactly what I was looking for.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Summary: I've been prompted by B and H to review this lens before I've developed any of the film I've shot through it. So take this with a grain of salt. Overall I'm happy with this product. I would not call the lens "rock solid" a good drop would probably shatter it. Also the focusing circle in the viewfinder is a bit difficult to operate. That aside I like the range of this lens and it is priced right.
Pros: Easy To Use, Improves Product Function, Lightweight
Summary: For the price, it's a good lens. It's not the fastest one on earth (at f3.5) but it'll get the job done with the right lighting situations and film speed. I threw it on my MF Nikon, just to see how easy it'd be to focus with an AF lens on an MF camera, and shot some stuff with a roll of 800 at dusk fully open...looked excellent. I will say that I found the construction to be a bit flimsy. The plastic is quite, well, plasticy.