Archive for February 28, 2015

Last week I received a Sigma AF Zoom Master 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Lens from the @bay, for only 11euro.My Plan was  to use it on my D3200 and Nikon F55 & F75.

Sigma AF 35 - 70mm f3.5 - 4.5 Nikon F

Sigma AF 35 – 70mm f3.5 – 4.5 Nikon F

Product Description

The Sigma 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 offers a very useable range of focal-lengths in a compact, two-touch control package. The 35-70 incorporates multi-coated optics to reduce flare.

  •  Focal Length: 35-70mm
  • Aperture Maximum: f/3.5-4.5
  • Aperture Minimum: f/16-22
  • Camera Mount Type:  Nikon F
  • Format Compatibility: 35mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.5ft
  • Angle of View: 62-34°
  • Elements/Groups: 8/7
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Autofocus: Yes
  • Tripod Collar: No
  • Filter Thread: 52mm

The price was right because lens was in good working order and condition apart from the plastic cover on the focus scale window which was cracked with a small piece missing, although this does not affected the lens function.

Sigma AF 35 - 70mm f3.5 - 4.5 Nikon F

Sigma AF 35 – 70mm f3.5 – 4.5 Nikon F

The glass is clear and bright and the aperture works fine. It will not auto-focus on the digital cameras which do not have a drive pin such as the D40. So in my D3200 I can meter and I can have aperture control but no AF. Not bad! So I took it out for a test.

PeramaD3200 and Sigma AF Zoom Master 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5

D3200 and Sigma AF Zoom Master 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5

D3200 and Sigma AF Zoom Master 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5

D3200 and Sigma AF Zoom Master 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5

D3200 and Sigma AF Zoom Master 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5

I think it is OK ,not super sharp AF not yet tested not in film bodies. Overall good solid lens that will be fun to use.

See more results in my Flickr Album.

ONE 1

Austin Rogers  talks about  the benefits  of adding an analog point and shoot camera in your “photo-diet” .“…I’m not one prone to hyperbole. I don’t easily get caught up in gear hype. However, I can whole-heartedly say that my decision to purchase and shoot with a little army of film point and shoot cameras early last year was easily the best decision I made for both my personal work and my own growth as a photographer.”

Read the Article: Get Thee to a Goodwill: How Buying a 35mm Point and Shoot Will Change Your Photography

TWO 2

Sam Byford  writes ““You’re crazy,” a senior manager at a major camera company told me today. We were talking at CP+, Japan’s biggest photo event, and I’d just shown him the camera gear that I was using for the day’s coverage. It all used film — not a digital sensor in sight…….”
 

THREE 3

Angelina Hue Writes about the Rule of thirds and how it can be broken she says “…When I first got interested in photography some 15 years ago, I borrowed books on photography at the library. I don’t remember much about what I read except that one of the basic principles of good photo composition is the “rule of thirds”

 Read the Article:RULE OF THIRDS…OR NOT.

 

Perama“Contrast” D3200 & sigma AF Zoom Master 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 By N.Douralas