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03-06-2012, 05:13 AM   #16
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03-07-2012, 03:23 AM   #17

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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
This is just from Hearsay in second degree:

The sigma 120-300mm/f2.8 EX DG OS HSM would be available for Pentax in april!
That's what I heard from a German store who asked Sigma Germany on my behalf. Actually they mentioned Spring 2012.

However, with Pentax's putting a longer telezoom on their roadmap for 2013, I'm now hesitating this Sigma would be worth investing in?

03-07-2012, 03:39 PM   #18
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if they build one in pentax, i'll buy it. simple as that. unless i find a 100-300 f/4 in the meantime?
03-07-2012, 04:27 PM   #19
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ishpuini Quote
However, with Pentax's putting a longer telezoom on their roadmap for 2013, I'm now hesitating this Sigma would be worth investing in?
Well the 560mm isn't for me. So I'm still interested in this lens. But no problem for me at the time since spring/summer is coming and I have DA*300mm/f4 to use. So waiting some more time is no problem.

I also would be interested in DA*400mm/f4 or DA*135-270mm/f2.8 with a 1,4x TC!

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To add to this, the latest response from Sigma North America was the usual "no production run planned in Pentax mount." Next, when I asked the Canadian distributor about it, they said they'd only know about it as soon as it became available from Sigma NA (wouldn't even hear "it will be produced soon"). However, they also said that currently the Canon and Nikon versions are selling as quickly as they can be shipped from Japan, and are sometimes on backorder, so (inferred) Pentaxians shouldn't hold breath for our mount to be added into that profitable production line.

So this is a very expensive, and highly regarded full-frame 120-300mm/2.8 lens, and there is absolutely no similar competing product in Pentax mount, while there are competing products in Canon and Nikon mount (kind of). If Sigma really is selling "all they can build" of these lenses, then obviously they will concentrate on the bigger (C&N fullframe) markets where they have something to lose by either not competing or by having supply interruptions, as opposed to favoring our tiny market with a lens they never made previously in our mount anyhow.

Basically, I'm just trying not to get my hopes up, even though I also really, really, really want them to make this in Pentax mount as well!

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might be happening.

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03-15-2012, 05:34 AM   #22
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My God, 2.9 KG.. You'll need a caddy for that one. I have a feeling that it won't arrive. When was that B&H page created?
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