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02-08-2011, 09:44 PM   #1
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Sigma Starting to Produce Weather Sealed Lenses?

Just saw the announcement on the forum home page.... sigma is getting into the weather sealed game. i wonder how it will compare to the DA* or WR sealing. Will be really nice to have some sealed options from sigma though. They are doing a 12-24, wish they would have done the sealing for the recent 8-16. Glad to we will have the option of quality sealed lenses without SDM here pretty soon though!

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Quality? Sigma?
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Quality? Sigma?
I have only one Sigma lens (12-24 4,5/5,6) and it is a quality lens indeed.

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Quality? Sigma?
Absolutely!

Now here's a pertinent question... HSM or SDM? Pentax is a joke. Wretched quality with a pathetic matching warranty.

02-09-2011, 05:51 AM   #5
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Absolutely!

Now here's a pertinent question... HSM or SDM? Pentax is a joke. Wretched quality with a pathetic matching warranty.
That comment isn't any better than the one you were replying to.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lithos Quote
Quality? Sigma?
lol...that was my first thought as well.
Had to go through 3 copies of the 17-70 to find a good one. Had to return a 70-200/2.8 because the front lens coating had seltzer bubbles in it. Only thing that hasn't given me issues is their 10-20.
They do have a better 3yr warranty on their EX lenses though...
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They're bringing out the 120-300mm f2.8 for K-Mount. Maybe they will produce their higher end super-teles like the 300-800mm f5.6 and 800mm f5.6?

As for Sigma quality, they've come a long way. They still have issues, but when you get a good copy, it's really good. I own several Sigma zooms and have found them all to be very good with the first copy I received. The exception to that was first copy of the 18-50mm f2.8. The second one was very good.
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QuoteOriginally posted by HawaiianOnline Quote
They're bringing out the 120-300mm f2.8 for K-Mount. Maybe they will produce their higher end super-teles like the 300-800mm f5.6 and 800mm f5.6?

As for Sigma quality, they've come a long way. They still have issues, but when you get a good copy, it's really good. I own several Sigma zooms and have found them all to be very good with the first copy I received. The exception to that was first copy of the 18-50mm f2.8. The second one was very good.
that is fantastic news, where did you hear that?

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QuoteOriginally posted by HawaiianOnline Quote
They're bringing out the 120-300mm f2.8 for K-Mount
This is NOT true. Just got an answer from Sigma USA since I'm struggling with this question:

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail and inquiry.

1) There is no information about Pentax AF mount for the new 120-300mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens at this point.

2) Also there is no information for new 300mm f2.8 lens.


Sincerely,

Customer Service

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=( first they take away the 100-300mm right before I can afford it and now they won't replace it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
This is NOT true. Just got an answer from Sigma USA since I'm struggling with this question:

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail and inquiry.

1) There is no information about Pentax AF mount for the new 120-300mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens at this point.

2) Also there is no information for new 300mm f2.8 lens.


Sincerely,

Customer Service

SIGMA Corporation of America
Actually yes, it IS true !

Sigma announces new lenses for Pentax
120-300mm/2.8, 150mm F2.8, 12-24mm, 105mm macro

In a press release today, Sigma announced that it is upgrading its existing 120-300mm F2.8 and Macro 150mm F2.8 lenses with the latest OS and HSM technologies. In addition, these lenses will become weather-sealed and will finally be made available in the Pentax mount. Furthermore, a new weather-sealed 12-24mm wide-angle zoom was announced. These lenses will be launched in April, and we expect to see their K-mount variants to surface in May.

In the press release, Sigma also revealed plans of updating its 50-150mm F2.8 and Macro 105mm F2.8 lenses with the latest technologies.

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You are basing this upon a second hand message not original Press releave from Sigma.

I sendet a pm to Adam to read the press message again.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
You are basing this upon a second hand message not original Press releave from Sigma.

I sendet a pm to Adam to read the press message again.
Ron, here is the official PR:

Sigma Corporation shares pricing, availability for three weather-resistant lenses | sigmaphoto.com
All lenses will be released in Nikon and Canon mounts first, and will be available in Sigma, Pentax and Sony mounts shortly thereafter.

I wonder if the 12-24mm is going to be any good.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kammerer Quote
Ron, here is the official PR:

Sigma Corporation shares pricing, availability for three weather-resistant lenses | sigmaphoto.com
All lenses will be released in Nikon and Canon mounts first, and will be available in Sigma, Pentax and Sony mounts shortly thereafter.

I wonder if the 12-24mm is going to be any good.
wow what a service of Sigma to tell me today that there are no plans on a K-mount
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wow what a service of Sigma to tell me today that there are no plans on a K-mount
The news probably hasn't gotten to the person you talked to...
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