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03-21-2014, 06:36 PM   #16
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Guess I need to wait till they do in again

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Well for 375 I ordered a Sigma 17-50 2.8 on eBay and it just arrived from Tokyo in four days. It is new with caps and hood. Took about 30 shots today and did some pixel pipping and real a nice lens on the K3. A real bargain compared to a 16-50. Will post more when have really used some more
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QuoteOriginally posted by tyrepeddler Quote
Well for 375 I ordered a Sigma 17-50 2.8 on eBay and it just arrived from Tokyo in four days. It is new with caps and hood. Took about 30 shots today and did some pixel pipping and real a nice lens on the K3. A real bargain compared to a 16-50. Will post more when have really used some more
I saw that lens for sale from the winktokyo seller. (I assume that's where you got yours?) Have been tempted to pull the trigger, especially with the lens selling for close to $100 less than even the good deal offered by B&H right now. Did you have to pay any customs duties or was $375 all you had to pay total? It's totally brand-new, right, just a grey-market, Japanese version?
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It is 375.00 shipping and PayPal fees included Was shipped on Monday from Japan arrived today via FedEx He was going to ship via EMS and I asked to ship FedEx and was no problem It is complete and I do not know if you call it gray market is Made for Japan market they would call ours gray market Really nice lens so far. Easy to deal with and a good buy Winktokyo was the seller and not custom duties pull the trigger you won't regret it

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I really liked my Sigma EX DC 17-50/2.8 HSM, until I got a DA*16-50 and compared them in the real world for a while. SImply no contest for me.
Now the SDM has failed I am a happy screw driver.
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Thanks for the feedback!! Will have to seriously consider it.
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