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12-14-2007, 12:07 AM   #1
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??Sigma100-300 mm 1:4.5-6.7 DL Lenses

hey guys, i have been offered a Sigma Zoom 100-300 mm 1:4.5-6.7 DL Lense for AU$125 and i was wondering whether or not this is a good lense and more importantly,,, a good price.. has anyone used this lense and if so... what do you think about it.... my biggest zoom atm is a pentax 70-210, so i thought this could be a good addition. ?

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hey guys, i have been offered a Sigma Zoom 100-300 mm 1:4.5-6.7 DL Lense for AU$125 and i was wondering whether or not this is a good lense and more importantly,,, a good price.. has anyone used this lense and if so... what do you think about it.... my biggest zoom atm is a pentax 70-210, so i thought this could be a good addition. ?
I have a 100-300 / 5.6. It's the 70-210 and A 1.4X-S. Works for me.
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I have a 100-300 / 5.6. It's the 70-210 and A 1.4X-S. Works for me.
So is AU$125 a fair price for it and is it worth buying in ure oppinion.. this auction ends in about 3 hours, so im tryen to find out as much as i can on website reviews etc.. but id love to hear from budding pentax people such as urself...

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So is AU$125 a fair price for it and is it worth buying in ure oppinion.. this auction ends in about 20 minutes, so im tryen to find out as much as i can on website reviews etc.. but id love to hear from budding pentax people such as urself...
I think I bought my 1.4X S for less than AU$125. You already have the 70-210, and it is decent. The combination works quite well. That's what I was suggesting in my elliptical fashion.

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I think I bought my 1.4X S for less than AU$125. You already have the 70-210, and it is decent. The combination works quite well. That's what I was suggesting in my elliptical fashion.
oh. ok then. a bit too deep for me. hah! so are you saying that the sigma 100-300 would be a good investment to add to my collection, or that my pentax 70-210 is good enough and i dont need a 100-300 because i wouldnt benifit from it? thanks mate
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I had this lens (although it was rebranded as a Quantary by Ritz here in the USA)...It was decent, slow at the long end, but really compact. I returned it as I scored a Pentax FA 100-300mm that was f/5.6 at the long end (so about 1/2 stop faster) I think for the price it's ok, but you may want to look into either the Sigma or Tamron 70-300mm offerings if they're in your budget as you will appreciate the f/5.6 at 300mm. I'll go see if I can find some pictures I took with the lens.
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thanks alot egordon99.. well i didnt end up buying it. i decided i will just save my money and put it towards the sigma 50-500. that shot is nice as^^^
i really appreciate the feedback mate,

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