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Cat. No. 54502
Focus: Auto Focus
Works with: 6008AF, 6000 series, Hy6, Hy6 Mod2, AFi
Filter size: 122mm x 1
Hood size/type: Bayonet Rollei Part No. 56706
Max Shutter and Sync Speed: 1/1000th
Minimum focus distance without extension: approx 8ft
Weight class: Heavyweight Prize fighter
A top-notch zoom lens of outstanding performance equivalent to very good lenses of fixed focal length. The two-ring zoom is a genuine general-purpose lens offering focal lengths from moderate wide-angle right up to medium telephoto. The ideal solution when your choice of camera stations is limited.
User comments: This could be the sharpest lens in my kit, but also the heaviest. Despite the weight, I do take it to locations and to shoot outdoors since it can replace several lenses I might take otherwise and it has auto focus. Unless you hit the gym regularly don't expect to use this hand held for long periods of time (though I have done it occasionally in my studio), but its well worth having if you use a tripod. It's able to capture the finest detail without looking clinical and has the hallmark butter smooth bokeh of Schneider's best glass - look for my sample shots taken at the ruins of Sutro Baths in San Francisco with this lens. I normally shoot this lens without a hood in the studio, but it can flare with very strong back light such as shooting into the sunset or into strobes.
Delivery times for this item is currently approximately 3 weeks