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09-11-2008, 11:49 AM   #1
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Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 HSM is here

Just became available in the UK today for 699 plus a free sigma APO 2x teleconverter. I can get this combo for a little less in my local shop.

Going to try it next week when he receives it from sigma UK.

Anyone tried it yet?

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lots of talk in this thread

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/36459-apo-70-2...macro-hsm.html
09-11-2008, 03:39 PM   #3
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Wow, a free 2X TC that does not work with the lens.. I wonder who came up with that nice deal? I hope you have other lenses to use that teleconverter with cause it sure ain't gonna work with the 70-200 HSM

OK, enough sarcasm... you could always sell the TC and make some bucks.

:edit: Unless Sigma just got some magic, superspecial awesome new TC that works with HSM on Pentax that i am unaware of. Thats veery likely (oops I did it again, and I said I wouldn't.. dang.)
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Sigma has developed a few new teleconverters lately, so they may just have a new one in Pentax mount.
It'll be interesting to see, and I wonder what the IQ is.

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Well that would be very nice, since they don't mention any upgrades anywhere on their homepage. Going to Japan next week, could try to ask their rep if I have the chance while I'm there.
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Kind of like those deals on eekBay that bundle the Canon 5D with the EF-S 18-55mm

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Wow, a free 2X TC that does not work with the lens.. I wonder who came up with that nice deal?
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With prices like that I'm glad i don't live in the UK.
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I have one sitting in front of me right now, just picked it up.

HSM is very good and very quiet, took a few photos, not bad so far.

It is slightly heavy but handles well, mono or tripod will definitely help.

I will test in the next few days.

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