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04-27-2014, 08:04 PM   #1
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Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro

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Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro

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For sale is a good copy of the Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro lens.

This has been my walk around lens for the past 12 months. It is sharp in the range 70-200mm and CA's are generally well controlled. It isn't terrible in the range 200-300mm, but I just find that it needs to be stopped down to f9 or so to get an acceptable levels of sharpness. Also, the auto-focus does have a tendency to hunt a bit, but that seems to be a characteristic of this lens, as reflected in the reviews in the gear database.

I recently purchased aHD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR, so don't have a need for this lens anymore. The outer body has some signs of use, as you can see from the images below. The optics are clear and in good shape. I have used a B&W UV filter on the lens since I got it, but it is not included in the sale.

I have taken many good photos with this lens, so don't let my comments above discourage you from buying. I can provide images taken with this lens if you like, just send me a PM. I have posted a couple of images here on the forums - link1, link2 taken with this lens.

Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions via a PM.

Darryl

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Within seven days if item not as described.

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


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Can you show any closeup shots to demo the 1:2 feature? That's the main interest for me compared to the 55-300; thanks!
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Can you show any closeup shots to demo the 1:2 feature? That's the main interest for me compared to the 55-300; thanks!
I'll either find some pics or take a few for you and post them tomorrow morning.

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Can you show any closeup shots to demo the 1:2 feature? That's the main interest for me compared to the 55-300; thanks!
Here's a few shots I took not long after I bought the lens. Not particularly inspiring images, but all taken in macro mode at 300mm and very close to the maximum magnification. I developed the images from DNG raw files in Photoshop CS4 and did no processing apart from resizing for posting here.

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Thanks looks pretty good!
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Sale pending.

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Lens sold.
 

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