M42 Sigma-XQ MC 3.5/39-80 macro zoom - is it good?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by eumenius, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. eumenius

    eumenius Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    Moscow, Russ
    Medium Format
    Hello friends,

    I am back with another lens question. I want to get a zoom lens, fast and light enough, for my Spotmatic. That's not as if I were not satisfied with Takumars, I just want a lens for some quick shooting :smile: The Tokina I wrote here about (70-210) proved to be excellent, so why not to get an another zoom, a shorter one? My eye caught on M42 Sigma-XQ MC 3.5/39-80 Macro Mini-Zoom, available for $100 in Moscow's old camera store. It looks good, and makes an overall good impression... is it worthy of purchase? My standarts in optics are high :smile:, so I want to have a good lens... never trusted much to zooms, though :smile: I was unable to find much information about this lens in the net, so I want to know your opinion. The lens state is excellent, though it has to be dusted a bit from inside - as usual.