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04-21-2009, 11:41 AM   #1
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Needing help with mystery lens

This weekend I went and picked up a camera package locally and with the package came a mystery lens. I was only after the TC (Pentax AF 1.7x) that was included in the package so I'm looking for some info so I can sell this lens along with a few other items that came with the package. It appears to be an Access*Tempo lens. Has anyone heard of this brand? A quick google search was not much help so I'm looking to you guys/gals for some guidance. It has a full metal body and it's pretty dang heavy. It appears to be a 28-70mm autofocus zoom lens and the aperture goes from 3.5 - 22. Any info that anyone has would be very helpful. Here are a few photos of the lens.









04-21-2009, 12:17 PM   #2
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Looks like older Sigma lenses. Like this:


Don't know about IQ though.
04-21-2009, 12:21 PM   #3
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Definitely looks Sigma-like. Is it any good Mr Tibbs?
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That does look a lot like it!! I wonder if Sigma made this lens and just rebranded it Access*Tempo??

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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffkpotter Quote
Definitely looks Sigma-like. Is it any good Mr Tibbs?
Well, I'm pretty new to this whole photography stuff so I really don't have much to compare it too. I will say that I feel that it is a "slow" lens, but it does work. I'll upload a few unprocessed photos and let you guys decide.
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Here are a few unprocessed photos using this lens. I tried to take the photos at both full zoom out and in as well and aperture wide open and closed off.







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Looks a lot like the Sigma 28 - 70mm on my F401

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04-24-2009, 10:27 PM   #9
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Even the font is the same as sigma... they just changed the sigma part to access*tempo. My sigma was really light though and the built quality is probably the worst of all my lenses. ... one of the parts was stuck together with a sticky tape! I actually had fun ripping the lens apart since it was my first experience ^^;

I had this lens intact for around a week but ruined it in an effort to clean the fungus. Now the barrel is a small model scrap holder.
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Yep, easily identified as a Sigma lens at a glance. And as mentioned, Sigma lenses around this era did not have favorable views when it comes to their build quality, though it probably performs fine.
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