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01-30-2014, 10:54 AM   #1
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Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 Macro + CPL

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Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 Macro + CPL

Asking Price
249.00 USD

Item Location
Las Vegas, NV (United States)

Item Description
Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 Macro
Shipped CONUS for FREE


What you get (see pic)


Lens
Original hood
Original front cap
3rd party pinch cap (easier to remove when hood is on)
Possibly original rear cap
Multi-coated, 72mm Circular Polarizing filter with "Japan Optics"
Manual
Warranty card
Original box


Why I'm selling


I primarily shoot primes now and have enough zooms.


My impressions


Great lens. Most versatile I've ever used. It's a great walk around lens and a great step up from the kit lens.It really is a hard one to let go, especially for so cheap.


Why it's a step up from the kit lens


It's faster
Wider and longer across the zoom focal length
Sharper
Has a "macro" function (1:2.3) that allows for closer focusing and greater magnification (example of focusing distance and magnification in attached pic of lego mini figure)
Focuses internally
Has a shorter throw, so it theoretically focuses faster
Has a zoom lock


Condition


Barrel looks perfect. Zoom and focus move smoothly. Aperture is snappy and oil free. Some internal dust but nothing that affects image quality. The hood has signs of wear around the edges. Also the hood sits loosely on the camera. It will stay on the camera when the hood is not being touched, it just does not click into place (I still used it). The front and rear elements are perfect aside from front element having a tiny mark on it that I could not clean off (circled in attached pic). It's the size of a speck of dust. It's on the edge, no where near the center. It has zero affect on image quality. In terms of using the lens, and IQ, it is completely irrelevant.


Since I've owned it...
.

It has never been dropped nor fallen.
Has never bumped into anything.
Has never been in dusty, wet, nor moist conditions.
Has never been excessively hot nor cold.
Always has had front and rear caps in place and in a camera bag when not in use.
Has lived in a smoke-free home.
Was babied.


Shipping


Free shipping to the continental United States. I will ship it internationally, but additional shipping charges will be added to the price.


Pics

I have attached pictures taken with the lens and 100% crops for the pixel peepers. It's very sharp.
Also attached is a pic of everything being sold, how close the lens will focus to a subject, and the mark on the front element.
Will post more pics upon request


Member Reviews

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC Macro Lens Reviews - Sigma Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database


Me

I have had many successful sales and purchases on the forum as well as on ebay.



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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
Included

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
7 day return window upon delivery if lens is not as described.

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


Last edited by geomez; 11-04-2015 at 03:07 PM.
01-31-2014, 06:12 AM   #2
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It's a great lens, my most-used one. See its full review here:

Pentax 17-70mm Lens Comparison - Introduction - PentaxForums.com
01-31-2014, 10:09 AM   #3
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Sorry nms_photog, I'm selling it to help fund the purchase of my K-3 (wife's rules).

---------- Post added 01-31-14 at 09:12 AM ----------

Sale pending.

01-31-2014, 11:28 AM   #4
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Yeh, figured you'd say that.........LOL!!!!! Good luck.

 

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