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06-18-2011, 10:57 AM   #1
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[SOLD] Sigma 17-70mm 1st-gen (relisting) (Worldwide) Marketplace Listing

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Sigma 17-70mm 1st-gen (relisting)

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I've recently picked up two alternative short zooms at great prices, so this one is being relisted.
My apologies for confusion, I am surely the only one on this forum who cannot decide on lenses!

The lens is in excellent condition; see the 3rd image for the light scuffs that are the only sign of being a used lens. Note that this is the early f/2.8-4.5 DC - no OS, no HSM, just great optics! I bought it used so no box, but caps and hood come along. Includes a very thin Nicna 'pro1-D' circular polarizer plus an updated generic 72mm pinch-cap (I'll toss in the older Sigma cap too). It's currently scoring an 8.4 on the forum review site; I would probably give it a 9 but I haven't reviewed it. I'm looking to use something lighter, and I now have a macro prime so 1:2ish in a zoom is less important now.

Also remember my manual-focus zooms which can be seen at - - thank you.

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06-18-2011, 01:34 PM   #2
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I recently decided that the newer version of this lens was going to be my next purchase. However, this is very tempting. I don't really care about the in-lens IS or the HSM focusing. I was looking at the F/4.5 to F/4 difference on the long end. Any input from anyone as to whether this makes much of a practical difference in the real world?
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F4 vs F4.5 is only a 1/3 stop - on a practical level, that would be the difference between shooting at a shutter speed of 1/100th vs 1/125th (I'm pretty sure thats right anyway!). The depth of field difference at that point will be barely noticeable (the difference in DOF visibly diminishes as the F stop rises).
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Thanks pxpaulx, for putting it in perspective. Probably not worth the $260 difference if the OS & HSM aren't big concerns for me, then, is it?

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Just to chime in a little, it probably wouldn't matter at all. I'd be surprised if you'd notice it in everyday casual/general shooting. And personal opinion, definitely not worth $260 just to get the newer version if you don't care about HSM or OS (especially since Pentax already has SR).
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plus the first version is lighter and supposed to be a bit better image quality compared to the OS version, I think?
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Thanks for your input, everyone. I've PM'd the seller and it's all but a done deal. I even cleared it with my wife, first, so I won't be in trouble later. :-)


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