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11-24-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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Sigm 17-70 F2.8-4.0 Discontinued?

Hi. For the past month or more I have been thinking of purchasing the Sigma 17-70 F2.8-4.0 zoom lens. I recall the price was dropped to around $410 and the that it was to last till the end of January. Last night I went to check on the lens and learned that it was no longer available, that it was discontinued. I was wondering if anyone might have heard why it was discontinued and if it might be replaced by something similar. I thought 17-50 was a bit too limiting,having the extra 20mm was a nice bonus.

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That's really weird- no successor has been announced and it's onlt the Pentax version that's gone.

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11-24-2012, 07:12 PM   #3
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They announced a new line of lenses:
Sigma Corporation announces reorganization of lens lineup, new products and quality control measures | sigmaphoto.com
Product | SIGMA GLOBAL VISION

I have my eyes on the new 17-70mm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by causey Quote
I have my eyes on the new 17-70mm.
OS? Maybe OK on a K-5 with its big battery.

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They usually remove the OS for Pentax and Sony mounts.
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I thought the recently discontinued 17-70/2.8 OS still had it:

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens Reviews - Sigma Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database
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They initially released it with OS, then they offered it without the OS:
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro HSM Zoom Lens 668109 B&H Photo
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Thanks for pointing that out.
Maybe we can get the review page on this forum updated.

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The lens is going to be replaced with the new version soon, anyway.
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Thank you causey for the information. I hope they price the lens similarly to the old one. Any idea on time frame? I hope before years end.
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No idea... I suppose it's not going to be long, since they are trying to get rid of the old versions. The new 35mm 1.4 already has a price:
Sigma USA announces $899 price for 35mm F1.4 DG HSM prime lens: Digital Photography Review
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