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09-03-2008, 09:17 AM   #1
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No date for Sigma 120-400mm

So I read the review of this lens over at Pop Photo and thought it might be worthy of some consideration. I emailed Sigma US to see if there was an anticipated release date. Alas, Sigma responds:

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Thank you for your interest in Sigma products.

As of right now there is no date set for production for that lens in the pentax mount.

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09-03-2008, 11:38 AM   #2
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I love my Pentax and don't plan on jumping ship, but it's crap like this that makes being a Pentax owner so dang frustrating. Pentax won't make the products that owners want and we get the shaft from the third party makers a good portion of the time.
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I'm assuming it's the 120-400mm f/2.8. Thing is, they would sell so many of these to Pentax users, especially if it comes in around the $700-800 mark.

How many do they think they will sell in Canon mount? With all the problems I hear regarding Sigma lenses on the EOS mount, I'm surprised there are any Canon users left that buy Sigma lenses.
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Actually, the only Sigma 120-400mm that I've seen announced is the "APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM". HSM would be great for a long lens (presumably faster focusing).

Well, if it's years between the announcement and the release I'll be pissed, but if it's 6 months, that wouldn't be so bad.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dkittle Quote
Actually, the only Sigma 120-400mm that I've seen announced is the "APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM".
Yeah, wow, what was I thinking of????

Although that would be a cool lens; a 400mm zoom with f/2.8 at the long end
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Why not let your fingers do the talking.
If Sigma receives enough e-mails asking for this lens in Pentax mount my guess is that they'd make it.
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Maybe you were thinking of Nikon's 200-400mm f/2.8? Cost around $5K IIRC...

Just slap it on a D40 and you'll be set

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Yeah, wow, what was I thinking of????

Although that would be a cool lens; a 400mm zoom with f/2.8 at the long end
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As a further update, I saw a a listing for this lens in a Pentax mount on a popular auction site. Given what Sigma told me the seller must be considering this a 'preorder', but there was no mention of that in their listing. Grrrr.

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