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Sigma 24-60mm with no autofocus

 
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Jan 29, 2010 21:37 |  #1

Would it be worthwhile to purchase a sigma 24-60mm lens for $50 that lost its autofocus and only has manual focus?




  
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Jan 29, 2010 21:55 |  #2

If nothing else is wrong, I would take it for $50. F/2.8 is fairly bright and not too difficult to manually focus. Sigma's MF ring is fairly large and easy to use. Just worried about the damage might be more than just AF if the failure was caused by a drop.

Don't think about repairing though. Sigma will likely not have parts any more.


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Jan 29, 2010 22:14 |  #3

thanks for the input... i think i'll get it to use while i decide if i want [to spend money on] the sigma 24-70 macro or hsm or canon 24-70L.




  
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Jan 29, 2010 22:41 |  #4

Make sure the aperture control works, but that would not be bad at all to use. You'd get manual focus confirm to make focusing easier.


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Jan 29, 2010 22:57 |  #5

tkbslc wrote in post #9501839 (external link)
Make sure the aperture control works, but that would not be bad at all to use. You'd get manual focus confirm to make focusing easier.

that's kind of what i was thinking, but i wanted the opinions of more seasoned and experienced photographers. ;)




  
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Jan 30, 2010 00:09 |  #6

You have a lens now, right? If so, just try using it with the AF switched off for a while. See if that is worth the hassle.


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Jan 30, 2010 00:14 |  #7

I personally wouldn't, since I'd rarely ever use it. $50 is a cheap, but still too expensive for a paperweight..

Of course, YMMV.


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Jan 30, 2010 01:46 |  #8

Collin85 wrote in post #9502227 (external link)
I personally wouldn't, since I'd rarely ever use it. $50 is a cheap, but still too expensive for a paperweight..

Of course, YMMV.

YMMV?




  
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Jan 30, 2010 01:48 |  #9

whirligig wrote in post #9502591 (external link)
YMMV?

Yes.


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Jan 30, 2010 01:48 |  #10

tkbslc wrote in post #9502210 (external link)
You have a lens now, right? If so, just try using it with the AF switched off for a while. See if that is worth the hassle.

actually, i'm surprisingly good in manual mode. i learned to shoot on a 35mm minolta that's from the early 70's. :)




  
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Jan 30, 2010 01:50 |  #11

Collin85 wrote in post #9502596 (external link)
Yes.

I think whirligig was asking what that meant. YMMV = your mileage may vary (external link). Just a statement that means that some people will get good use out of it, others not so much.


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Jan 30, 2010 02:56 |  #12

thanks for the clarification, persephone!




  
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