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08-24-2015, 04:45 PM   #1
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Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX APO DG (full-frame) [price lowered 08/30]

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Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX APO DG (full-frame)

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Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX APO DG -- $600 USD + $20 shipping (USA)


These are pretty scarce. Pro-quality full-frame ready telephoto zoom from Sigma. It has screw-drive AF (some other mounts had HSM with this model). Reversible bayonet hood. Rotating tripod collar. AF/MF push-pull clutch like many Sigma lenses (no "quick-shift").

Reviews:

Sigma APO 100-300mm F4 EX DG Lens Reviews - Sigma Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

Condition is excellent except for one thing -- there is a visible fine scratch on the front element (see pic below). It is about 5mm long, not deep (I think it probably looks worse in the pic than it is), but not completely superficial either as it is easily visible. There are some other very fine micro coating scratches also on the front element, but those are inconsequential and hard to see unless you're really searching. Anyway, if this scratch has any negative effect at all on optical performance, I can't find it (and I've tried to catch flare, etc). Performance is outstanding, so no matter. Other than that, glass is in great condition, I can't even find any internal dust.

Works perfectly in all respects and is optically superb, deserving of its excellent reputation. Generally super clean, but has a few little marks on the body and the hood. They might be cleanable, not sure. (Sigma's textured coating that they use on their EX lenses is not really easily "wipeable".) Comes with case as shown.

Oh, I also wanted to note that some people have said they needed to dial-in AF adjustment with this lens, but on my K-5 it is spot-on. So hopefully you'll find that as well, but of course every camera is potentially different. But I doubt it will need any big adjustment, if any.

Price is $600 + $20 shipping for USA. I will consider shipping outside of US on a case-by-case basis if you have forum track record. International shipping cost will probably be around $50 or so -- for this lens I insist on a tracked and insured option. PM me for a quote outside USA.

Payment is to be via PayPal (I pay fees) shipped to your verified shipping address.

If you have an interest or have questions, please PM me.

Third pic down shows scratch (other little dots are just dust).


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I will accept returns if not as stated. Let me know of any problems within 7 days of delivery.

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08-24-2015, 06:43 PM   #2
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I would definitely go for this if I didn't already own one. I predict this won't last long.
08-24-2015, 07:08 PM   #3
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I would have bought this if I didn't have DA 60-250. I was looking for it for quite a while before gave up and went to DA*.
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How does this stack up against the DA* 300mm f4, obviously only at 300mm?

08-25-2015, 07:02 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by sholtzma Quote
How does this stack up against the DA* 300mm f4, obviously only at 300mm?
I have never used the DA*300, so maybe someone else can answer. You'd have to put your bet on the prime if you are pixel-peeping, but I can tell you the Sigma is very impressive, and doesn't lose anything at 300mm. There is an older review of the Canon mount version of the Sigma at photozone.de. They were testing on only an 8MP camera (in 2007), but they compared the Sigma favorably with primes. The performance of this lens was good enough that I felt comfortable selling my Pentax-A* 300/2.8 since I still had this. The only reason I am selling this now is because I just bought another copy of this same lens. (I got a deal on a more beat-up copy of the non-DG version, so I'm keeping that and selling this nicer copy to make the deal even better.)
08-25-2015, 07:05 AM   #6
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Any difference either way would probably come down to splitting hairs. Better to weigh such considerations as size/weight, price, and flexibility (zoom vs prime).
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I had one of these in Canon, it was great. However, I only used it at 300mm.
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bump!

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I'm half tempted to buy this as a backup to my own copy. I can't believe that one of these FF nuts hasn't already snatched it up.

I've seen several lenses for sale over the years with some minor imperfection on the front element, and it seems like the flaw was almost never evident in pictures taken with the lens. I guess a flaw like this would be so far out of the focal plane that any effects would be so diffused as to practically disappear.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Edgar_in_Indy Quote
I'm half tempted to buy this as a backup to my own copy. I can't believe that one of these FF nuts hasn't already snatched it up.

I've seen several lenses for sale over the years with some minor imperfection on the front element, and it seems like the flaw was almost never evident in pictures taken with the lens. I guess a flaw like this would be so far out of the focal plane that any effects would be so diffused as to practically disappear.
Minor flaws and even major ones on the front element of large aperture telephotos rarely cause any issue. I'm sure some of you have seen the tests where they put dark tape over the portions of the front element, or even smash it and you can barely tell the difference on the images. That's the magic of the way optics work. A deep scratch can sometimes cause weird flare effects if it catches the sun at the right angle -- those are the ones people used to fix with a black sharpie. This one is not deep and I haven't seen any effect whatsoever so I consider it only a cosmetic issue.

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If only I hadn't just bought a 60-250....
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I have two Sigma lenses. This is one of them; the other is the 185 mm, F3.5 macro lens. So long as I shoot Pentax, these lenses I must have for my work. Couple both with the Sigma 1.4x converter and they are flawless.

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Price lowered to $600. Don't make me go to ebay...
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PM replied. (Still available)
 

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