need help identifying lens
I'm fairly new to photography and need help identifying and possibly valuing a lens. This lens was given to me by its original owner. It fits a Nikon F2A. If anyone can tell me anything about this lens and its value it would be greatly appreciated.
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Most data can be read on the lens: it is a third party 3.5-4.5 28-85mm zoom with a Nikon mount.
You will have to make some pic's with it at diferent settings to see how good it is.
I would use f:5.6 or f:8 for best results.
The range of 28mm wide angle to 85mm short tele would make it a very usable all-round lens if the quality is good.
See if you like the results and keep it.
I would have loved to have a lens like that for my OM's years back......
It's generic short zoom. Value is in the $15-$30 range depending on whether you're buying or selling.
It's a Sears store brand. Might be pretty good, might be junk. Market-wise, I'd say somewhere in the vicinity of $15-20.
They probably OEM the lens from someone like Cosina or Sigma. With a lens like this, it's not worth much on the market, but it could be a much better picture taker than it's monetary value. You may as well try it and see if the results are good enough for you to get value out of it.