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12-10-2011, 06:18 PM   #1
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URGENT : Who wants a Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM ?

The purpose of this thread is only to count the Pentaxians interested in this nice lens that is currently only available in Canikon and Sigma mount for now, although it was initially announced for Pentax too.
120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM


As changing a mount should be neither complicated nor expensive for Sigma, it is important that Pentaxians prove their motivation and show a potential market for the lens manufacturer.


For the moment, there is no 300mm f/2.8 in AF version for Pentax, except the Sigma 300mm fixed focal ! But the 120-300mm is less expensive, has the same optical quality, is weather-sealed, has HSM and most of all is a zoom (you cannot be too close of an animal anymore). With a doubler, you obtain a splendid 240-600mm f/5.6, which is a superb competitor to the mythical Pentax FA* 250-600/5.6 ED [IF], but with 2kg less and a shorter minimal focusing distance.


So please, all of you interested here in long focals, make hear your voice ! When we get 1000 signatures, we will send it to Sigma. A market of $4700 x 1000 Pentaxians= $4 700 000 cannot be neglected !
Come on, sign below !

Jean-Christophe

PS : I have just created a neutral petition on Change.org (independent from any forum)
http://www.change.org/petitions/sigma-corporation-we-want-the-sigma-120-300m...n-pentax-mount
Thanks for your participation, both of Pentaxforums and Change.org


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12-10-2011, 06:22 PM   #2
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Isn't this one of those lenses that sigma said "it'll come, but we're in ho hurry to make it in the Pentax mount"?

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12-10-2011, 06:26 PM   #3
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Definitely, Adam. Now, it is time for action.
If you are interested, please tell it below or in the DP Review corresponding thread.
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It would have to come with 1.4x and 2x multipliers for me to be interested. Also the price seems higher than the 300/2.8. I thought they were about the same price

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i'd love to have one for when i shoot soccer, although i cant quite afford it just yet. so for now, i dont mind the wait
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Do not forget the petition on Change.org

Yes, both of you are right. The multiplicators are a difficult point. Let's see what comes out from the petition. With many signatures, things can chage.

Please, if you have time, do not forget to sign also on Change.org, as it is independent from any forum and community.
Petition: Sigma Corporation: We want the Sigma 120-300mm f/28 lens in Pentax mount | Change.org

And make as much advertisement as you can for this link. We want a high score that make Sigma change their mind !

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12-11-2011, 03:32 AM   #7
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I've signed this petition, cause I'm also concerned with this kind of lens for nature photography. It's also the only option 'available' (i hope it will come) for Pentax users.
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QuoteOriginally posted by skyclad666 Quote
Yes, both of you are right. The multiplicators are a difficult point. Let's see what comes out from the petition. With many signatures, things can chage.

Please, if you have time, do not forget to sign also on Change.org, as it is independent from any forum and community.
Petition: Sigma Corporation: We want the Sigma 120-300mm f/28 lens in Pentax mount | Change.org

And make as much advertisement as you can for this link. We want a high score that make Sigma change their mind !

Jean-Christophe
New to me this site. Signed the petition because I want this lens!

12-11-2011, 07:02 AM   #9
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*raises hand*
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Already 16 votes

Sunday 4 P.M. -> 16 votes.
Good start !
I included some remarks from people to soften the text. Added French translation.
I need help for translation into German / Spanish /Japanese / Chinese / other suitable language.
Thank you for your help
12-11-2011, 12:15 PM   #11
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I would definitely be interested in this lens !
12-12-2011, 01:00 AM   #12
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I just tracked down a 100-300/4 'cause Sigma jerked us on this one. But if it came out in K-mount I couldn't help myself...(provided TC's were compatible)
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Now a 120-300 f2.8 along with a matching high quality 1.5xTC would be perfect.
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Even with the Pentax AF 1.7X, it would be great. My Tamron 60B is already great, the SIgma would probably be also.
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We have 34 signatures up to now Not a massive market, but nice for only 1 day of survey. Do not forget to broadcast around you !

Petition: Sigma Corporation: We want the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 lens in Pentax mount | Change.org

Anyone for helping on the German translation ? And the Spanish one for sending to Pentaxeros.com ?
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