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04-19-2010, 12:43 PM   #16
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Thanks, all. My wife, an ex-birder, saw the photos and is now in complete agreement on the purchase. It's not that she objected, but acceptance turned into active support.

Now ...... what else can I use this justification on?

I fear that she'll decide I need to get an adaptor and put the K-7 on her Swarovski spotting scope currently mounted on a Manfrotto tripod that weighs as much as my little Hyundai. I can't afford the hernia repair that comes from all of this!

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Wow, this is really unfortunate. I too had been eyeing this lens hoping for a future pickup, but I guess things can change. Hopefully, Sigma will release another version of this lens to take its place because it seemed to be a pretty popular lens.
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Would never get rid of mine .. infact I was thinking of buying a Canon 7D a while back and had the chance of buying one in that mount for a really cheap price. Still have it (but no 7D).





And one taken today with the Sigma 2x teleconverter .. 80% crop, 600mm handheld

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I was just looking at the Sigma 70-200/2.8 HSM and it's listed as discontinued as well. Which is a bummer as I was planning to buy one.

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QuoteOriginally posted by glanglois Quote
Thanks, all. My wife, an ex-birder, saw the photos and is now in complete agreement on the purchase. It's not that she objected, but acceptance turned into active support.

Now ...... what else can I use this justification on?

I fear that she'll decide I need to get an adaptor and put the K-7 on her Swarovski spotting scope currently mounted on a Manfrotto tripod that weighs as much as my little Hyundai. I can't afford the hernia repair that comes from all of this!
Did you think I was finished? a couple more from the 100-300.





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Maybe they're replacing it with the HSM version. I've been eying this lens but would rather wait for a HSM version.

As foe the Nikon version being discontinued also, maybe they're replacing it with a VR version.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nah Quote
Maybe they're replacing it with the HSM version. I've been eying this lens but would rather wait for a HSM version.
The only problem with the HSM version is that it will not work with the current Pentax fit Sigma teleconverters and it seems Sigma themselves are in no hurry to replace them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike.P Quote
The only problem with the HSM version is that it will not work with the current Pentax fit Sigma teleconverters and it seems Sigma themselves are in no hurry to replace them.
But the Sigma 70-200mm has HSM for Pentax.

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QuoteOriginally posted by nah Quote
But the Sigma 70-200mm has HSM for Pentax.
yes, and the current Sigma teleconverters do not work correctly with that version of the lens either.
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Replacement for 100-300mm

QuoteOriginally posted by nah Quote
Maybe they're replacing it with the HSM version. I've been eying this lens but would rather wait for a HSM version.

As foe the Nikon version being discontinued also, maybe they're replacing it with a VR version.
I would hope, in the long run, that Sigma will offer us a stabilized version of the 100-300mm

But in response to my direct question on that, Sigma's response was that they are not planning a replacement. Now - it could be that they are doing that planning but are not ready for a public announcement.

Check back next February!
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QuoteOriginally posted by glanglois Quote
I would hope, in the long run, that Sigma will offer us a stabilized version of the 100-300mm

But in response to my direct question on that, Sigma's response was that they are not planning a replacement. Now - it could be that they are doing that planning but are not ready for a public announcement.

Check back next February!
If you asked Sigma customer service, I don't think they would confirm something like that to an individual question. When something is new and enhanced, they generally have a showing for it at a show.

I can't seeing them taking such a good lens from their lineup for no reason, just doesn't make business sense. Plus this lens is a number of years old before Pentax cameras had the ability to run motorized lenses. It's definitely due for a face life.
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they might be making a 100-400 f/4 HSM - that might be interesting.
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Sigma just released the 120-400 HSM OS. Its variable aperture, and its unlikley to be as good optically as the 100-300, but its street price is $200 less. I suspect that this the "replacement" for the 100-300, at least for now.

Makes me glad that I bought the non DG version of the 100-300 lens last weekend...
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good buy gnome - I own the EX DG version of the 100-300mm f/4 and when the rear dial on my K-7 failed I was thankful for getting it...the aperture ring was able to control the aperture which is the function I usually have assigned to the rear wheel.
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I have an early one in Canon mount I intend to keep (HSM but non-DG). Keep trying to get a used one in Pentax but no luck yet.
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