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10-16-2011, 08:42 AM   #1
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[SOLD] Sigma 170-500mm f5-6.3 APO Lens

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Sigma 170-500 f5-6.3 APO Lens

Asking Price
$550.00 Reduced to $525.00 Reduced to $500.00

Item Location
Pennsylvania (United States)

Item Description
I've owned this Sigma lens for ~6 months and have had some great results with it. This has been my favorite lens when out shooting wildlife.

The lens is in near perfect condition. The body shows no marks at all. The only marks I can see are some very slight rub marks on the outside of the hood which are barely noticeable. The glass is very clean with only a couple very minor dust specs inside the front element that does not affect image quality at all. The mount and contacts are all clean. I bought this lens used ~6 months ago and it shows very little signs of use at all.

I feel this is a very good copy of this lens. I've had nothing but great results with it. In fact, I bought a brand new Sigma 150-500 a couple months ago to see if I would gain any image quality - I ended up returning the 150-500 because I actually was getting better results with this 170-500.

Images shot @500mm wide open are quite acceptable. As found in the reviews with this lens, it really starts to shine if you back off from 500mm a little bit, and stop it down a stop or two. I've used it primarily on a tripod, but has actually surprised me with some hand held shots in good light.

Here is the forum review for this lens:

Sigma 170-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG Lens Reviews - Sigma Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

And, here is an in depth review from a fellow forum member which really helps describe this lens:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/159245-sigma-1...nal-bigma.html

I agree with all that was said about this lens. As with any long lens, some technique needs to be learned to get the best out of it. I've enjoyed learning this lens and have had great success with it. The only reason I am selling is because I made the big jump to a faster lens - the Tamron SP300 2.8.

This sale includes the following:

Sigma 170-500 lens w/tripod mount
Original Sigma hood
Original Sigma front lens cap
Original Sigma rear lens cap
Original Sigma zippered lens case with carry strap

Shipping will be by USPS Priority Mail with the cost included for the CONUS. For our Canadian neighbors, please add $15.00 for the extra shipping cost.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to PM me.

I have included a set of photos taken of the lens today. Also, the last photo is one of my favorites taken with this lens. It was taken hand held @450mm f8.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
North America

Shipping Charge
Included for CONUS - +$15 for Canada

Shipping Services
USPS Priority Mail

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
I want you to be happy with your purchase. If upon receipt of the lens you find that my description was misleading, I will accept a return if notified within 3 days of receipt. Buyer pays return shipping.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!


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10-18-2011, 10:20 AM   #2
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I'm back on my work cycle - I will not have computer access from 3pm today (Tuesday) to 6pm tomorrow (Wednesday) - please be patient if you send a PM during this time.
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Price reduced to $525 shipped.
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Well - no love for the 'Lil Bigma?

I've made a final price reduction to $500 shipped.

Please remember the value of the free shipping and me absorbing the PayPal fee - that's ~$30.00.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stormtech Quote
Well - no love for the 'Lil Bigma?
Oh, I got the love, just trying to come up with the funds!!!
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Great lens for those who want to start shooting wildlife
10-23-2011, 07:00 AM   #7
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To give another example of how well this lens performs - this image was taken wide open (f6.7) @ 500mm - good example of what you can get shooting this lens at it's extreme.

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Payment is on the way!

Thanks,
Marc

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Payment is on the way!

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Payment received - thanks Marc!
 

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