Get Updates Straight To Your EMail!


May 11, 2016: The Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.5 Series E, Tamron 70-150mm f/3.5, and Tamron 35-135mm (Store Lens Test)

May 11, 2016: The Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.5 Series E, Tamron 70-150mm f/3.5, and Tamron 35-135mm (Store Lens Test)
May 11, 2016: The Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.5 Series E,
Tamron 70-150mm f/3.5, and Tamron 35-135mm (Store Lens Test)



May 11, 2016.

One day, I chanced upon this set of Nikkormat FTn (Black) and Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.5 Series E, which retails at a very budget price of PhP 2,500.00.




The camera was untested and being sold as-is, while the lens had glass elements plagued with fungus and haze, like that of cataract eyes. Despite the condition, the lens produced amazingly sharp and contrasty images! Handling was also sweet, I love how buttery smooth the one-touch zoom/focus ring is -- you could literally turn it with just your pinkie finger.

While it's an attractive deal and I'm willing to clean it myself, I'm currently out of budget, unfortunately.

May 11, 2016: The Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.5 Series E, Tamron 70-150mm f/3.5, and Tamron 35-135mm (Store Lens Test)

May 11, 2016: The Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.5 Series E, Tamron 70-150mm f/3.5, and Tamron 35-135mm (Store Lens Test)
Unedited image.



Then here's this lens in beautifully mint condition, the Tamron 70-150mm f/3.5 (OM Mount). On DX, it's equivalent to 105-225mm. It's the perfect range for portraits. I often find myself maxing out at 135mm (DX = 202.5mm) and not needing to zoom up to 200mm anyway (DX = 300mm).

It's able to focus to a few meters away while sitting on top of my Nikon D5200. Surprisingly, the flange distance of Olympus OM and Nikon F are very close, at 46mm and 46.5mm respectively. Images look decent, but could use a little boost in contrast when wide open. We can't conclude at this point, since the lens was OM Mount and we mounted it on a Nikon.

May 11, 2016: The Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.5 Series E, Tamron 70-150mm f/3.5, and Tamron 35-135mm (Store Lens Test)

May 11, 2016: The Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.5 Series E, Tamron 70-150mm f/3.5, and Tamron 35-135mm (Store Lens Test)
Original and corrected. I was in a dim area when this was shot wide open, thus the higher ISO.

May 11, 2016: The Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.5 Series E, Tamron 70-150mm f/3.5, and Tamron 35-135mm (Store Lens Test)
Original and corrected.



Next is a Tamron 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 (OM Mount). Both of them are Tamron's Adaptall Mount -- an innovative feature which allowed users to use the same lens on any brand of camera, by simply changing the mount. It looks like a nice range, but the images look soft wide open, softer than the previous Tamron lens above. Things should improve when stopped down a step or two.

May 11, 2016: The Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.5 Series E, Tamron 70-150mm f/3.5, and Tamron 35-135mm (Store Lens Test)

May 11, 2016: The Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.5 Series E, Tamron 70-150mm f/3.5, and Tamron 35-135mm (Store Lens Test)
Original and corrected.

========================================

Your generous donations help me to review more products
and re-sell them at budget prices.
That way, more people will become happy!


========================================










0 comments :

Post a Comment

 

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *