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07-27-2012, 08:42 PM   #16
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I think the prejudice against Sigma is silly. I have a number of Sigma lenses that perform reliably and give outstanding results. If Pentax lenses are so much better, why are they only warrantied for 1 year?

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That last shot is fantastic...

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I wouldn't be that black and white about it, My sigma 100-300mm f/4 APO EX DG has done impressively well. It is one of the few lenses I have bought for my pentax cameras that has managed to pay for itself. Pentax has made some incredibly average lenses in their 50 year history, do you happen to remember the Pentax FA-J lenses? none of them can match the FA limited lenses that is for damn sure.
Beautiful shot. So is that with a Sigma or...? And what kind of birdie is that?

I know Sigma's making some decent stuff now, but they sure weren't 20 years ago, and if you were ripped off as badly as some people were, with zero customer support for lenses that were falling apart and found to be held together with TAPE when they did, you won't EVER go there either.

Kind of like me and Micro****...never again!

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I am completely against ANYTHING from Sigma. IMHO. You're free to be foolish with your money if you want.

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Sigma made cheapo lenses 20 years ago and now, like most lens makers still around, have upped their game and make some great lenses. If anyone is not willing to consider them, then it's their loss.

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Beautiful shot. So is that with a Sigma or...? And what kind of birdie is that?
In the top upper image that bird is called a superb Blue wren - they are very small and agile insect eaters, they are notoriously difficult to photograph. In the lower image that bird is called a Kookaburra an Australian native like the blue wren, they are the largest species of kingfisher - they are famous for their laughing call.

And yes that kookaburra image was taken with my Sigma 100-300mm f/4 APO [IF] EX DG @ f/4 on a K10D no less. No AF problems at all.


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In the top upper image that bird is called a superb Blue wren - they are very small and agile insect eaters, they are notoriously difficult to photograph. In the lower image that bird is called a Kookaburra an Australian native like the blue wren, they are the largest species of kingfisher - they are famous for their laughing call.

And yes that kookaburra image was taken with my Sigma 100-300mm f/4 APO [IF] EX DG @ f/4 on a K10D no less. No AF problems at all.
They are both lovely shots .. and I didn't realise that the Kookaburra was a KF !
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I wouldn't be that black and white about it
Ditto. I have been very pleased with my Sigma 50/2.8 EX DG Macro. Its build is above par for its price range and I have had no problems.


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