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01-04-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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The 30$ 35-70mm f/2.8 SIGMA experience

Hi all!


I want to share my experience with the 30$ lens I bought from ebay. My intial goal was to get APS-C sensor with 1080p on budget, so Idecided to get k-01 body for 316$ and some legace k-mount lens.

To my surprise k-mount dates back to the 70s which implies wide variety of compatible lenses out there. After searching for a while on ebay I found the 35-70mm f/2.8 SIGMA lense for just 30$. Given the low price tag I was expecting some issues such as dirty lens with nasty focus ring. But to my surprise this lens turned out to be mint!

Overall I am blown away with the results I am getting with these lenses. The depth of field is as shallow as it gets! And focus in movie mode is smooth and barely audible. Clearly there is no autofocus but , hey , I bought this camera because I wanted to use manual focus in the first place.


below you can see the two sample shots at 35mm and 70mm

[img=http://img141.imagevenue.com/loc390/th_355232188_35mm_122_390lo.JPG] [img=http://img295.imagevenue.com/loc566/th_355297514_70mm_122_566lo.JPG]


PS

Decided to make a video to share with the world about this exciting way of getting top notch rig with minimal investment.


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