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11-27-2011, 09:22 AM   #1
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Sigma 300-800 in Australia?

Can any of our Aussie members confirm if this is for real?

Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM Suit Pentax w BONUS 3YR WARRANTY RRP $99 AUS STOCK



Sigma Lenses - - Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM Suit Pentax

AFAIK, none of these lenses were ever produced for Pentax.

11-27-2011, 09:37 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clinton Quote
I believe this will finish my LBA.
Wait. Didn't you just say this earlier today?

This does look like an interesting lens though. Is it longer than your A* 1200?
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Yeah AFAIK this one isn't available in the Pentax mount.

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11-27-2011, 02:57 PM   #4
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I don't think it's real so any desire to have one would be entirely virtual

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No, I dont think it is, I was speaking with Clem from CR Kennedy earlier in the year about Supertele options for the Pentax, and it was certainly not one of the options raised.

Shame now that HSM is there for Pentax, and Sigma is supporting some HSM versions for some of the Pentax lenses, these are not amongst the HSM ones available. In fact I dont think any of the Superteles Sigma DO do for Pentax are HSM.
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I also doubt it's real. It's not listed as available in K-mount on the Sigma Japan or Sigma US website, and I'd trust those sources more than I would the shop website; chances are it's just a listing error.

A shame really, because if it was available, I'd probably buy one.
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fat chance.


I have used one on my Nikon D3s - the lens doesn't balance all that well with the standard tripod collar, with a D3s attached the lens is a bit arse heavy. Fortunately RRS makes one that works much better.
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If only!

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Can anyone from Australia visit their store to confirm?
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Well I looked and I think there should be printed Sigma, since they don't have that one listed. For the 120-300mm they also have canon/nikon/sigma.
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if you click on the spec on the link you get as available mounts. someone screwed up

SIGMA,
CANON,
NIKON (D),
FOUR THIRDS
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
if you click on the spec on the link you get as available mounts. someone screwed up

SIGMA,
CANON,
NIKON (D),
FOUR THIRDS
.... in that case..

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Well unless they built a few of them and this is one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clinton Quote
Well unless they built a few of them and this is one.
IT really wouldn't be all that difficult for them to do, they just need to see a demand withing the brand. maybe it will come with expanded market share due to ricoh focusing on the business (Cripes the make it in 4/3's and not Kaf, WTF is that I'm pretty sure Pentax has outsold pretty much any standard 4/3 cameras, and the thing is a little ridiculous for mounting to m4/3) Actually with what looks to be the pending demise of olympus cameras (which apparently is a money loser versus the endoscope business) they may can the 4/3 mount as well
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Just saw their shop is here in Sunny Brisbane, so I just gave them a call and spoke to them about it.

Answer, No, only in Nikocanican mounts, website is a mistake.

Oh , well. we tried.
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