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02-13-2010, 06:29 PM   #1
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SIGMA 50-500MM LENS

I'm considering in the very near future to buy the Bigma" I find that it is readily available for Canon- Nikon- Sigma etc. but not for Pentax at this moment.Does anyone know what is causing the delay for Pentax owners? Thanks--Charliezap


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Good question but if you really need one now the 2nd tier NY stores like Beach Camera and 47th St. Photo claim to have them in stock.
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I usually buy from B&H or Adorama and they don't have them at this time.I'm in no big rush to get one so i'll just bide my time.
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Makes sense. If you want one to play with in the meantime, cameralensrentals.com would be happy to rent you one for a day/week/month. I kept one of theirs for a couple weeks when trying to decide what big lens I wanted.

Good luck.

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Makes sense. If you want one to play with in the meantime, cameralensrentals.com would be happy to rent you one for a day/week/month. I kept one of theirs for a couple weeks when trying to decide what big lens I wanted.

Good luck.
One thing that bothers me is I heard that the lens for the Pentax is not HSM
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QuoteOriginally posted by charliezap Quote
One thing that bothers me is I heard that the lens for the Pentax is not HSM
This is probably the reason for the delay. I would expect Sigma to release a SDM version, instead of producing another batch of screwdriver AF lenses for Pentax. But the Bigma works nicely with the mechanical AF, by the way.

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I actually wrote to Sigma about the HSM issue and they replied that there were NO plans to build/market an HSM version of the BIGMA for Pentax...

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I actually wrote to Sigma about the HSM issue and they replied that there were NO plans to build/market an HSM version of the BIGMA for Pentax...

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Are they serious about that? That would be plain stupid. It would also be cheaper to produce just the HSM/SDM modell, than to run two different versions.

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Are they serious about that? That would be plain stupid. It would also be cheaper to produce just the HSM/SDM modell, than to run two different versions.

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They sounded quite serious and they already have multiple versions. Developing HSM for their Pentax mount is evidently something they just don't see as financially viable. Sorta sucks, but my non HSM BIGMA works just fine.

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