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09-19-2008, 08:32 PM   #1
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Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8 EX DG AF Discontinued?

I just ordered this lens from Cameta through Amazon for $199.95. From other postings, I think many other people have jumped on this deal.

After ordering, I noticed that the product details list this lens as discontinued by the manufacturer. Sigma still has this lens other site. Should I be worried that I'm not really getting a good deal- just an old version of the lens?

Amazon.com: Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8 EX DG IF Aspherical Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Pentax and Samsung SLR Cameras: Camera & Photo

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09-19-2008, 08:34 PM   #2
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looks like the latest version
who cares if it's discontinued tho, if you get a good copy, the lens is really good
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/35721-sigma-ex...-60mm-wow.html
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Wow that's a great price. Do you think it would be too much if I had thte 17-70 and this 24-60? I love the 17-70 because of the range and It's my main lens, but I've been wanting to get a const 2.8 for indoors / wedding stuff.
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^^^Sure there would be some overlap, but at $200, if you really want a constant 2.8 with a nice zoom range, I'd jump on this. I'm sure you'd get plenty of use out of it. I recently bought the Tamron 28-75 2.8, and I love having the constant 2.8 around this range.

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QuoteOriginally posted by JamieP Quote
Should I be worried that I'm not really getting a good deal- just an old version of the lens?
you will not be able to get a "new" (if there will be such thing at all) version at the same price... for example - the same Cameta sells "old" Sigma 18-50/2.8 v1 cheaper than you will find a "new" Sigma 18-50/2.8 v2 ("macro").
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