Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-12-2008, 11:09 PM   #1
Veteran Member

Join Date: Sep 2006
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,713
Canadians, buy your Sigma Glass soon

I just thought that this would interest the Canadians looking at buying Sigma lenses.

I was just told by a very reliable source (as in my normal camera store) that Gentec will be raising the price of their Sigma lenses sometime in July.
For the people that don't know this already Gentec is Canada's Sigma distributer.

So if you'd like to order something in you might want to do so before July arrives.

I do not know if Sigma USA, or any other distributes will be doing the same.

06-13-2008, 12:05 AM   #2
cupic's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Australia-NSW
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,761
Its world wide after 30 June

06-13-2008, 12:43 AM   #3
Veteran Member
F-Stop's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Paradise, Newfoundland, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 303
Not much Sigma based I'd really be interested in buying besides the 30mm 1.4. Just hope Tamron doesn't follow suit.
06-13-2008, 04:18 AM   #4
Veteran Member
Pentaxke's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Belgium
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 435
Is there also a reason why Sigma raises its' prices? Seems quite strange to me...

06-13-2008, 05:19 AM   #5
bdery's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Quebec city, Canada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,269
It seems that with the strenght of our dollar, they should lower the prices, oil price increases nonwithstanding.

Good thing I ordered my 17-70 already (and got a price match plus rebate, too )
06-15-2008, 07:54 AM   #6
Veteran Member
Clicker's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,241
Maybe it's cost of distribution relating to oil prices?
06-15-2008, 01:26 PM   #7
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
forensicscientist's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: DFW Texas and Maine - I commute :)
Posts: 930
Lets face it...the cost of everything is going up.....sadly, lenses are too.
06-15-2008, 02:02 PM   #8
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
daacon's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Alberta,Canada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 20,835
Excellent no rebates and now higher prices ........ good tip though thx

06-15-2008, 03:05 PM   #9
Forum Member

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Posts: 51
This was my main reason for picking up the Sigma 10-20mm a month earlier than planned. At least, that's how I justify it to myself .
06-16-2008, 06:24 PM   #10
Jimbo's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Maple Ridge BC Canada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 11,363
Crap and I have their new 70-200 2.8 on order, which is not coming out until August I was told. Canadian pricing, on average, are already 30% higher on sigma's compared to the US. So much for a stronger dollar! Still will buy the lens though along with both TC's. About a 1500.00 dollar hit! JIM<BO
06-16-2008, 06:46 PM   #11
Veteran Member
Buddha Jones's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,591
That sucks, I kind of have my eye on the 180mm Macro.
06-16-2008, 09:09 PM   #12
Senior Member

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SE BC and NE Montana
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 198
QuoteOriginally posted by Jimbo Quote
So much for a stronger dollar!
Exactly. And as a result, and after the length of time the dollar has now been at par, when Canadian businesses try raping me over the prices, I buy in the US. They had an excuse when the dollars first began to reach parity, but all the "old stock we paid for under the old exchange rates" is long off the shelves.

It would be a fair bet that if the US dollar plummetted next to the Canadian dollar for half a year and then rose again, they wouldn't be passing the difference to consumers as "old stock bought during the period of favourable exchange rates". Nah... "sorry, all the old stuff sold almost as fast as we got it".

Obviously, I don't have a whole lot of faith... but maybe I'm wrong.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
gentec, lenses, pentax news, pentax rumors, sigma
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Should I be a good Pentax choirboy and buy a DA 15 Limited or buy the Sigma 10-20mm? tokyoso Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 42 03-14-2010 04:54 PM
SIGMA 70-200mm f/2.8 II EX DG APO Macro HSM Lens for PENTAX:To buy or not to buy? thelittlecar Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 21 12-31-2009 06:01 AM
Where to buy used Pentax Glass in Tokyo jazzman Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 2 03-16-2008 05:38 PM
Pentax glass versus 3rd Party Glass??? rdrum76 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 11-04-2007 04:02 PM
Canadians - Where do you buy your lenses ? daacon Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 38 04-25-2007 04:53 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:55 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]