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06-14-2007, 10:04 AM   #1
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Question about Sigma 70-210 F4-5.6

Has anyone seen/used this lens? I am going to look at one this afternoon, and I need to know if there is anything in particular I should look for (other than scratches, fungus, etc.) like the A on the Aperture ring. I plan on using it with my K100D, and unfortunately I don't have much more information about the lens. I've looked around online, and it looks like it is most likely going to be a K or AF mount.

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06-14-2007, 11:57 AM   #2
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I haven't tried any, but I've liked every Sigma lens that I've ever tried.

In my honest opinion if you have a chance you should ask them to loan you the lens for a few shots before you decide. Especially since a lens that fits my shooting style might not fit yours.
Bring along your cords in case they let you view the images on their computer or TV.
06-14-2007, 06:12 PM   #3
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The lens was so cheap I went ahead and bought it. Got some pics I'll be putting up later.
06-15-2007, 10:33 AM   #4
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Ok, I have it, now I need to know something else. The focus range is too far away (I can't get as close to my subjects as I would like). Is there anything I can attach to the lens to increase the focus range? It says Macro on it, but I don't know if there is something I have to do to get it to focus up close or not. Currently the min. range is 1.2 meters (4.3 feet) according to the focus ring, which doesn't get me close enough even at 210mm.

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