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06-15-2011, 05:56 PM   #91
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http://www.sigma-foto.de/produkte/objektive.html
http://www.sigma-foto.de/produkte/objektive/150mm-f28-ex-dg-makro-os-hsm.html
Lotīs of lenses for Pentax,now and in the next time.
Sigma Germany told nothing about no new lenses for Pentax.
Needs only longer than the other mounts.


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Macro photo are normaly done on a tripod normaly we turn off the SR!!!
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I'm far more inclined to buy lenses from Sigma, who stands behind their glass with a 10 year warranty
over Pentax, who only offers a maximum of two years.

Warranty is an expression of confidence the manufacture has in their products.
Not in Europe AFAICT
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobmaxja Quote
Macro photo are normaly done on a tripod normaly we turn off the SR!!!
I never used a tripod, always handheld.

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I never used a tripod, always handheld.
However you shoot, you get amazing results. Your flikr page is outstanding Frederic!!!
Definitely worth study.
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The Sigma website now shows the 105mm is being discontinued for a updated model with OS. B&H is now out of stock of most non OS 105mm mounts including Pentax. Sigma website does not show that the new 105 or 150 will be in Pentax mount. Surely they will have to choose one or the other. The price doesn't look to be terribly different for either in nikon or canon mount 105($980USD) 150($1100USD). For those prices I would rather see the 150, the 105 already has competition from Pentax. Not many Pentax users would choose the 105 over the Pentax 100 for that price just to get the Sigma OS. Obvious choice would be to make the 150 then, right!

I will buy one for that price, Sigma HSM, warranty, it is weather sealed, tripod mount, etc. Making the lens in Pentax mount would not be hard. All the have to do is basically transfer the mount/motor/aperture connections from the 70-200 2.8. It is probably a matter of whether they think it will sell, why not do special orders like they do with the 300 2.8 and 500 4.5? Those can take 2 months to get, obviously it doesn't take even that long to ship one off the shelf from Japan.

Edit: And focus limiters for the 150!
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They are now saying that it will be made in Q mount. Thank God.
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They are now saying that it will be made in Q mount. Thank God.
May I ask where you got this information? I must say that is the dumbest idea. Like mounting a compact car bumper on a fullsize truck. I don't want to even think about how to use a macro like that on a camera with no viewfinder or easy manual controls.

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May I ask where you got this information? I must say that is the dumbest idea. Like mounting a compact car bumper on a fullsize truck. I don't want to even think about how to use a macro like that on a camera with no viewfinder or easy manual controls.


But, seriously, the Q could need a macro. Small-sensor cameras are easy to use for causual hand-held macros (I've shot a lot of decent closeups with my W10, which focusses down to 1 cm I think).

But a 600mm-equivalent macro? I think not
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LOL good one.
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The response I just got from Sigma says "no plans." If you think you might want one I suggest you start telling B&H, Adorama, etc. Large corporations will have more influence on them than individuals. If we had someone withen Sigma to contact directly that could help also. We have to let them know we want a high quality longer focal length macro lens for Pentax mount.
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QuoteOriginally posted by zackspeed Quote
Sigma Germany told nothing about no new lenses for Pentax.
Needs only longer than the other mounts.
They told me the exact same thing when I asked a few weeks ago.
I asked for the 150mm Macro specifically. They say it'll come for Pentax. It didn't get a part no. yet but will come.
I made them aware that Sigma USA says otherwise. They replied that they can't speak for other markets.

QuoteOriginally posted by atlnq9 Quote
The response I just got from Sigma says "no plans."
Just repeating that this reply is from Sigma USA and applies to the US market only.
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However you shoot, you get amazing results. Your flikr page is outstanding Frederic!!!
Definitely worth study.
Thank you !

I'll hope the lens will be available before spring and not when there are no flowers anymore...:ugh:
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Given that Sigma corporation is a Japanese company, I would expect that a lens with Pentax mount would be first announced here:
What's New - SIGMA CORPORATION
Macro lens: APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM | SIGMA CORPORATION

In a recent test on photozone the Sigma was highly recommended:
Sigma AF 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO Macro OS (Canon EOS) - Review / Test Report
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Adorama was listing the new 150mm for Pentax at one point (pre-order). Sigma has said in the past that the lens would be available in K-mount.

The 1st generation 150mm macro was as an excellent lens. I used in on my E-3 (300mm macro) and it was really impressive.
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