Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

 
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
08-25-2012, 11:23 AM   #1
Veteran Member
Nachodog's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Montreal, Qc
Posts: 457
Feedback Score: 37 (100%)
Sigma 10-20mm, Sigma 120-400mm (Reduced)

Thanks for taking a look!

I will update this post as the sale of my items progresses.
  • All lenses are in Excellent condition and include boxes and papers.
  • All prices are in either USD or CAD, your preference, I'm not picky.
  • Payment is through Paypal only. I will pay the 3% fee.
  • All prices do not include shipping unless specified.
  • Shipping through USPS/CanadaPost only.
  • Shipping within North America preferred.
  • Send along a pm with any questions or request for photos.
  • My ebay account is: nachodogmtl if you'd like another reference.
  • Items are near Montreal, Canada. Local pickup if you come to me.



Pentax DA WR 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 - $410 $390 - SOLD



Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC (no HSM) - $410 $390 $380 Shipped!!




Sigma 120-400mm f4.5-5.6 APO DG HSM - $760 $720 $700 Shipped!!
(Strap pictured is not original and is not included in sale. The original strap is in the box.)




Last edited by Nachodog; 09-21-2012 at 07:52 AM.
08-26-2012, 10:24 PM   #2
Veteran Member
Nachodog's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Montreal, Qc
Posts: 457
Feedback Score: 37 (100%)
Original Poster
Bump it.
08-30-2012, 03:46 PM   #3
Veteran Member
Nachodog's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Montreal, Qc
Posts: 457
Feedback Score: 37 (100%)
Original Poster
Bump with reduction
09-02-2012, 08:22 PM   #4
Veteran Member
Nachodog's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Montreal, Qc
Posts: 457
Feedback Score: 37 (100%)
Original Poster
Labour day bump

09-05-2012, 07:53 PM   #5
Veteran Member
Nachodog's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Montreal, Qc
Posts: 457
Feedback Score: 37 (100%)
Original Poster
Lots of views, no bites...
09-07-2012, 06:07 AM   #6
Site Supporter
demondata's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 345
Feedback Score: 36 (100%)
Someone asked me about a Sigma 120-400 I bought here a few months ago. Here's an edited version of what I wrote:

"I bought this specifically to take on a trip to South Africa, needed the 400mm reach for wildlife, birds and landscapes. I calibrated it on both my K20D's before going, but used it on one body only. Took me about two days to realize that it was still back-focusing didn't download my images to a laptop immediately. The calibration using a test page did not approximate real-world conditions, I suppose. I did some in-the-field adjustments and nailed it and ended up very happy with how the images turned out. I usually bump the contrast in PP in Lightroom, but the sharpness is very good, with the far end slightly softer. I used it mainly from a vehicle and rested it on a bean-bag for a good solid base. The result is that I have many sharp images. I like the HSM - it's fast and quiet. My version does not have optical stabilization - I did not miss it.

I also bought an older Sigma 135 -400 for my sister for about $300 less than what I paid for 120-400 and was very impressed with the way that lens performed on my K20D and on her K100D. No HSM, of course, but ask about zoom creep.
09-07-2012, 06:53 AM   #7
Veteran Member
Nachodog's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Montreal, Qc
Posts: 457
Feedback Score: 37 (100%)
Original Poster
Thanks for your impressions, demondata.

I've mainly used the 120-400mm to photograph soccer games for the school I work at. I haven't felt the need to make any adjustments in autofocus with this particular lens and I am very pleased with how sharp it is. The only thing I don't like is the aperture range (a tad slow for sports), but for its price/reach it performs quite well. I've found that the 120-400mm is very reasonable to use handheld, but for full soccer games, a monopod is necessary (it gets heavy after an hour).

The only other minus I can think of for this lens is that it has somewhat low contrast/saturation, but I only shoot RAW and that's very easy to correct in PP.

As for lens creep, I've only noticed that it creeps when you point the lens to the ground. But I'm pretty sure this is true for many lenses.
09-07-2012, 03:20 PM   #8
Site Supporter
demondata's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 345
Feedback Score: 36 (100%)
Here are a few I like, not sharpened, but in Lightroom at export I set output sharpening to Screen and Low.

There's more in the album here: demondata's Album: Sigma DG 120-400 4.5-5.6 APO HSM - PentaxForums.com






Last edited by demondata; 09-07-2012 at 07:39 PM.
09-09-2012, 09:01 AM   #9
Veteran Member
Nachodog's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Montreal, Qc
Posts: 457
Feedback Score: 37 (100%)
Original Poster
Very nice! I wish I had access to more interesting subjects to shoot this lens with.
09-12-2012, 02:51 PM   #10
Veteran Member
Nachodog's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Montreal, Qc
Posts: 457
Feedback Score: 37 (100%)
Original Poster
Bump with another reduction.
09-12-2012, 03:28 PM   #11
Site Supporter
Pepe Guitarra's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: California
Posts: 2,060
Feedback Score: 26 (100%)
QuoteOriginally posted by demondata Quote
Someone asked me about a Sigma 120-400 I bought here a few months ago. Here's an edited version of what I wrote:

"I bought this specifically to take on a trip to South Africa, needed the 400mm reach for wildlife, birds and landscapes. I calibrated it on both my K20D's before going, but used it on one body only. Took me about two days to realize that it was still back-focusing didn't download my images to a laptop immediately. The calibration using a test page did not approximate real-world conditions, I suppose. I did some in-the-field adjustments and nailed it and ended up very happy with how the images turned out. I usually bump the contrast in PP in Lightroom, but the sharpness is very good, with the far end slightly softer. I used it mainly from a vehicle and rested it on a bean-bag for a good solid base. The result is that I have many sharp images. I like the HSM - it's fast and quiet. My version does not have optical stabilization - I did not miss it.

I also bought an older Sigma 135 -400 for my sister for about $300 less than what I paid for 120-400 and was very impressed with the way that lens performed on my K20D and on her K100D. No HSM, of course, but ask about zoom creep.
Such a good lens. Mine has OS, but it does not make a difference on the Pentax, you do not need it. The SR of Pentax works fine, and you save lots of battery life.
09-13-2012, 04:02 PM   #12
Site Supporter
Rodny's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Millbrook, Alabama
Posts: 188
Feedback Score: 14 (100%)
pm send
09-18-2012, 07:31 PM   #13
Veteran Member
Nachodog's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Montreal, Qc
Posts: 457
Feedback Score: 37 (100%)
Original Poster
Still looking for a buyer.
09-18-2012, 07:51 PM   #14
Site Supporter
Pepe Guitarra's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: California
Posts: 2,060
Feedback Score: 26 (100%)
I recently bought this lens and l love it. Here are some samples:













09-21-2012, 07:52 AM   #15
Veteran Member
Nachodog's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Montreal, Qc
Posts: 457
Feedback Score: 37 (100%)
Original Poster
Can't believe the number of views with no bites. Shipping is now included on both remaining lenses.
 

Bookmarks
  • 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!
10-20mm, 120-400mm, da, hsm, prices, sale, sigma
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 APO DG OS grant richie Sold Items 5 02-22-2012 02:34 PM
Is the SIGMA 120-400mm that bad dane.dawg Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 08-22-2011 08:19 AM
Sigma 120-400mm Barry_S Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 2 10-13-2010 12:57 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:23 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com 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?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top