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03-31-2012, 03:53 AM   #1
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Sigma 100-300mm f/4 APO EX IF

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Sigma 100-300mm f/4 APO EX IF

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825 ($1,100 / 700)

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Hello,

To make a long story short, I'm switching most of my tele lenses and macros to Nikon mount (I'll be keeping the K-5 and some limited primes as a high-quality compact and light system).

So I offer here for trade, or sale, my Sigma 100-300mm f/4. I would prefer a trade, with some cash adjustment to be discussed, if need be, against those lenses only:
. FA31 Ltd
. Nikon mount Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro OS (OS version only)
. Nikon mount Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 OS (OS version only)

Otherwise, the sale price is 825 / $1,100 / 700, which is close to $400 less than what this one sold for.

The glass is flawless, there's very little internal dust that I can see, if at all, coating seems unblemished, the blades are clean.
The barrel, tripod lens collar and hood are also in pretty good nick, with no scuffs or scratches (the lens has never suffered any knocks), except that in 3 or 4 places some of the painting has started to peel off - that dreaded Sigma EX coating! I can send details pictures of those blemishes to those interested.

Zoom and focus rings turn smoothly, AF is pretty fast for a lens in this category - if memory serves me right, noticeably faster than the Tamron and Sigma 70-200/2.8 I've compared it with.

On my K-5 it needs the AF adjusted to +5, my Tamron 70-200/2.8 needs +6, and the FA*80-200 I sold earlier, +8. So maybe this says more about the body than the lens.
With that adjustment, the 100-300/4 easily beats those 2.8 zooms with 1.4x TC attached.
I also have an FA*300/4.5, I couldn't see any difference in sharpness between the two.

The lens comes with original lens caps and hood, tripod collar, and the Sigma soft pouch.

Here's a picture of a hummingbird I took in Honduras (sorry, ISO 5000 and f/8 only as I needed both the DOF and the speed to freeze the wings - I can send you the originals but if you need others I'lll go shoot some sparrows in the park down the street):



And some pictures of the lens:









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

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Selling or Trading

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
TBD

Shipping Services
La Poste (French Postal Service)

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Check/Money Order Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
Return whithin 7 days in the case of a sale, buyers pays return postage.

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

03-31-2012, 06:33 AM   #2
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Very capable lens!
03-31-2012, 08:17 AM   #3
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sigma 100-300mm

hello

I am very interested in your sigma 100-300. I would like to buy it.

What are your shipping cost to Denmark?

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03-31-2012, 08:35 AM   #4
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Hi Karsten,

I've replied by PM: shipping would be 23€, as for most of Europe.
I'll wait for a swap with one of the lenses I mentioned earlier, if that doesn't happen soon then I'll sell the lens.

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I absolutely adore this lens (on my D700). Amazing glass!

Good luck with the trade/sale.
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Thanks Ben!
So it's good for FF too then... Don't you miss SR on your Nikon?
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Not at all.

High-ISO performance (and Nikon's auto-ISO implementation) is so good that I just fire away.

Some FF examples:













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Very nice!

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Great pictures. It must be a stunning lens. Have a dog almost identical. Now I only need the lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by karsten Quote
Have a dog almost identical. Now I only need the lens.
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Bump for my favorite telephoto. Nice pic too...
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Thanks
I am curently considering a couple of offers for a trade.
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Free bump for a great seller and some epic glass. I haven't seen one of these for sale in forever.
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Thanks Clint!

There should (will?) be another Pentax mount Sigma rarity for sale at some point , but I don't know exactly when.
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If I hadn't recently bought the DA* 60-250 I would be all over this! Such a fantastic lens!!!
 

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