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05-26-2007, 07:45 PM   #16
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Summer there = winter here. June is winter here/their summer.
Yeah, I knew that, just figured it is practically June now and if there is no word on availability yet then I highly doubt early Summer is an achievable goal.

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I've ordered the non-DG version, I really should get in contact with the place I ordered it from to find out what's going on.
That's why I posted this so people who were thinking of getting one, or had ordered one knew where they stood.

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I don't know if you'd be interested in used glass, but I see that Henry's has a used SIGMA AF 70-210 F4-5.6 in a Pentax mount for $100.00US
here's the link
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^^ I think he's pretty set on getting something with a low aperture. Good deal though.

This is bad news about this lens! I've been holding out for months now waiting on it!
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Thanks Little Laker but as HowLowCanYaGo says I want something f2.8. I would get the 50-500 if I was willing to sacrifice aperture.

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Well I went to Teds today to get them to chase it up. See what the outcome is...
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Yeah, let us know.
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Well, Sigma just informed be that this lens will be available in July.
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Do they just? Can they explain how they're getting the HSM/SDM technology to us before Pentax is then? (Adorama still says delivery for the 16-50 and 50-135 is August)
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Yeah, let us know.
Order cancelled, the non-DG is out of production for good by the sounds of it. Deliveries of new 70-200 DGs have a date - 20th August - which is simply too late! ie a week before I have to have the lens.

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Well, Sigma just informed be that this lens will be available in July.
In Pentax mount?
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Adam,

I use the 50-500mm on a DS for motorsport, mainly historics and state series.
I have also covered the A1 GP at Eastern creek. This lens has allowed me to take some great shots.
At some stage I would will obtain a 70-200 as sometimes it gets very dark in areas of the race circuits and maybe the 2.8 would assist with.

I also use a 28-70 f2.8 in the pit areas, as these are generally not well lit.

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Thanks very much Russel. Do you have an online gallery where I can look at some of your photos?

A lens like the 28-70 f2.8 is on my "to get" list, but I want a nice 10-17mm first.
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Hey Mofo, if you care to pop over the ditch you can borrow mine!

I see that new one is HSM. Any guesses if my EX 1.4x and 2x TCs will work with the HSM (once I have a HSM camera of course).
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Here is your Pentax option...eBay: SMC Pentax FA* Zoom 80-200mm f/2.8 ED (IF) Lens NIB! (item 160121019584 end time May-31-07 23:10:07 PDT)
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Yep... I'm 16 and don't have a job though. I'm buying this lens out of savings and that is twice what I'd consider is too expensive.
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Hey Mofo, if you care to pop over the ditch you can borrow mine!
funny thing is I need it because I am popping over the ditch! For the WRC at the very end of August. You probably want it for yourself though then
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Nah, the WRC is usually up north, doesn't make it down to Wellington.
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