foreign lenses?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Chris, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Just was curious what some of you thought of imported lenses for use with
    our SLRs.

    I was browsing today, and I found a "Granit" 80-200mm zoom lens, designed
    for a Russian screw-mount M42, weighing .95 kilos, and only $149, with an
    adapter to fit Canon FD mounting. Still another, 200mm telephoto lens of
    f-stop 4 for $80, also a Russian M42 with Canon FD adapter. I've been
    looking alot more at the Russian lenses lately, as my local shop seems to be
    getting them in for good prices.

    Wondering, do any of you use any or alot of imports, little-known
    manufacturers, or otherwise nonstandard lenses with your cameras? If so,
    how do they measure up? In particular, anyone familiar with using the
    Russian M42 mount lenses? Any quirks?
    Chris, Feb 10, 2004
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