C/y 35-70 thread
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mMontag
Registered: Dec 15, 2008
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Country: United States

You may have to trim the aperture post a bit - though it's destructive.



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
Total Posts: 6605
Country: Sweden

Thanks but I donīt think it is the aperture mechanism since it sits on the lower part of the mount. The rokkor conversion taught me that it it stuff in the upper parts that hangs the mirror. Any other suggestions? Has anyone here had to modify to fit the 5D/5DII?
I will probably file a little to see if it works. I dismounted the mount this morning. No way to remove anything unfortunately.

A



machjakub
Registered: Apr 24, 2006
Total Posts: 178
Country: Czech Republic

I have partially dismounted my lens because it had wobbly front part and now i have problem to put it properly together.
Does anybody have experience with 35-70mm disassembling?



mcbroomf
Registered: Mar 18, 2003
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Country: United States

Yes you can. There is a small curved "block" around part of the shroud that needs to be removed. It's held on by 2 tiny screws. That cured the problem on 2 of these lenses I had when I owned a 5D.

Sorry I can't take a photo at the moment.

Mike



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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Country: Sweden

I did try that. Still hangs the mirror. Maybe I have a very cranky 5DII. Maybe I can get by with just at tiny bit of sanding.



thrice
Registered: Jul 10, 2008
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Ahhh zoom lenses, I remember those they're so expensive for my current camera, gofigure.



RustyBug
Registered: Feb 02, 2009
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Could you remove it ... take it down to a local machine shop & have them make you a new one ... with just a bit shorter. Will cost a bit, but won't be destructive to your lens. Then ... if you resell, you have both an original for restoration ... & ... a modified.



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
Total Posts: 6605
Country: Sweden

Got this advice from another PM member. Did the mod and now it works as a charm. Most time was spent sealing the lens before filing. The mod took about 15 minutes. I used a small fine file.

"I have two copies of the 35-70 and am using HappypageHK Optix V5 adapters to my 5D (no 5D2 yet) and other EOS bodies. I had to file down the barrel of one of the lenses through which the rear elements travel when the lens is zoomed out to 35mm from 70mm to prevent the 5D mirror from hanging on the end of the barrel. I removed the two very small cross head screws and the curved part from the barrel (the curved part and the 1mm step in the barrel are where the mirror might hang when making an exposure.) I closed the lens zoom back to 70mm and stuffed the barrel with some lens cloth to keep debris out of the lens. Using a flat file I removed enough metal so that the 1mm high step where the curved part was removed earlier was almost down to the painted surface. To make sure I got enough of the barrel filed down, I came back about 120 degrees from that 1mm step. Keep the lens horizontal while filing to let debris fall away from the body, and vacuum out the dust as completely as possible before pulling out the stuffing in the barrel, and vacuum some more, still keeping the body horizontal. The metal is fairly soft, and the file sharp, so the process lasted only several minutes. I examined and removed any metal burrs left on the inside or outside of the barrel before a final vacuum and reattaching the adapter. Works perfectly."



AlexTokyo
Registered: Jun 10, 2008
Total Posts: 231
Country: Japan

Good thing about the VS 35-70 is its close range capability. Handy when you're walking around.






Another one, taken at Nezu museum (Tokyo) this weekend






I will sell many other lenses before that one if I have to.


Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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Country: Sweden

I shoot a lot of flowers and this little gem works great for flower close-ups. Will post later.

A



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
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Wide open on 5dII








philip_pj
Registered: Apr 03, 2009
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Well, that lot was enough for me, plus I saw recently that David Clapp uses or has used one. It's rare indeed to see so many different photographers produce high impact images so uniformly, thanks to all.

So I too have one coming, as it ticks all my boxes. It's hard to imagine a more versatile lens, and so little recognised.

Now a question or two: If this lens was introduced today for major brands, would it sell: not much, average volume for a manual alt lens, of like hot cakes?
And, how much would it sell for, do you think?

It's strange that time and fashion has past such lenses by...c'est la vie, I guess.



Daniel Heineck
Registered: Oct 20, 2007
Total Posts: 1574
Country: United States

Repackage it in a much easier two-touch zoom format with auto aperture and I could see it being a LOT more interesting.

There's plenty of nice things about this lens, but I know I struggled with its usability a bit.

Indeed a high number of quality images are in this thread, and not to belittle this lens, but said photographers have otherwise demonstrated excellent shots with other lenses.



Jos Tesseract
Registered: May 28, 2009
Total Posts: 615
Country: Canada

I'm confused by this thread.

Are you guys talking about the Zeiss 35-70 or the Yashica MC 35-70?



jotdeh
Registered: Apr 07, 2009
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Contax/Yashica mount Zeiss 35-70/3.4



rsrsrs
Registered: May 14, 2008
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hi,
nothing at ebay, so what is a good price for the zeiss 35-70/3.4?
would 400 euro be ok?



jotdeh
Registered: Apr 07, 2009
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EUR 400 would be a good price if I sold you mine Mine came with minor cosmetic wear and cheap C/Y adapter, and I paid SGD 500 = EUR 250.



rsrsrs
Registered: May 14, 2008
Total Posts: 883
Country: Germany

hi,
thx for clear answer.



philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
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My abject apologies for misusing your noble language, Richard!



prashant
Registered: Apr 10, 2006
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brainiac wrote:
philber wrote:
Superlative shots Mike.


Yes, but which superlative? Surely not grammaticalest. ;-)

I see. UK.



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