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Sun Wide Zoom Macro 24-40mm f3.5 Macro - sample shots
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:13 pm    Post subject: Sun Wide Zoom Macro 24-40mm f3.5 Macro - sample shots Reply with quote

Hi,

Here are some shots of my new favorite lens. For $20 hard to complain about anything.

Images straight from the camera, from jpg.

At F8 a little soft in the corner, not really a problem for me.


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A very nice and sharp macro mode @ 24mm








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For me this is a very usefull range for street photography

24mm


40mm



Xtra shots, I am sold, there is better but @ $20 ??? no sure, it is far usable, street best friend.


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@ 5.6


PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great shots, Willy. I'm really glad to see them. I bought a guy's Canon A-1 outfit a few years ago, and it came with this same lens. I recall him telling me that the lens was so good, he never took it off the camera. Well, only problem was the lens's rear mount was loose and when I went to tighten things up, I still had problems, so I set it aside, telling meself, that really a Sun 24-40 couldn't be all that great anyway. Heh. Well after looking at your shots, I now realize that this guy was actually telling me the truth.

I have the lens body sitting on my desk. Now I just need to figure out where I put the mount assembly so I can put it back together and give it a test run for myself.


PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, obviously very useful, and vivid colors they are!


PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every SUN lens I've had has been somewhere between poor and average, but this wide zoom blows my experience of SUN lenses away, those are great images.


PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://forum.mflenses.com/three-suns-sun-opt-zoom-set-t29966.html


PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I have this in Soligor brand.
Needs a bit of work (haze, mount) before I can try it, but I should.

Sun often had decent-enough lenses, even zooms. I have a few quite good ones, for their time.


PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

visualopsins wrote:
http://forum.mflenses.com/three-suns-sun-opt-zoom-set-t29966.html


I've got that SUN 80-240 - and it is bad, really lousy. But in its defence it is a very battered copy.


PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also have the 38-90 and the 80-240.

I kind of like the 80-240


PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all.


Now that I made a quick test prooving to myself it is usable, next week I take it with me for 2 days shooting in Madrid, so I will post more samples.


PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems a very versatile walkaround-lens, great results!

What mount is it?


PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is Minolta Mount


PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

willy35 You can see full sized photos ? You I understand the A7. Especially interesting in the 24-28mm.


PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pm your email, and I send a link for raw file or jpg high res.

Yes it is A7


PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In fact here is a link, it is wetransfer Will be deleted on 13 November, 2017

https://wetransfer.com/downloads/21ee7943cafd01a17e5601bb08e9718420171106102145/2b695d04a0ca9deb092204fdf8914b1720171106102145/c4958f


PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Conclusion after many days shooting with it and hundreds of photos. It is a good performer (think $20)
Not so good for landscape but I can be wrong, I didn't test a lot for this purpose, I use it for street photography and for my eyes it is good enough.
Sure not perfect (think $20) some purple fringing, average corner sharpness, central sharpness OK, some weird tint sometime, but nothing nasty.

I like the balance in the hand, thumb up for the macro mode, It is very well built lens.


My last photos about this lens

Totally post processed, because you already saw images straight from the camera.

Madrid - DSC02301 - Sun 24-40mm 3.5 by Wi lly, on Flickr

Madrid - DSC02299 - SUN 24-40mm 3.5 by Wi lly, on Flickr


STRAIGHT FROM CAMERA

Well it is sharp


Take care of flare, use hood


Macro, nice


When Light is there, sharp again !


Dirty sensor



SO ON...



PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks very good to me.
Adequate for any normal use.