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09-01-2015, 05:12 PM   #1
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Sigma 8-16mm HSM Ultra Wide Angle zoom lens for Pentax

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Sigma 8-16mm HSM Ultra Wide Angle zoom lens for Pentax

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This is your chance to own the widest non-fisheye zoom lens ever made for your Pentax camera. The lens was purchased new from an authorized Sigma USA retailer in 2012 for $699, and it has seen relatively little use. It's in excellent condition, and comes in the original box with all the original accessories.


I always hate to part with a good copy of a lens, but I'm going to start running two camera systems, so this great lens has to be sacrificed to the budget.

It's always nice to buy a lens that has been tested and is known to perform well, and this one certainly does. I also have it listed on eBay, for a slightly higher price.

Be sure to scroll down to see some sample photos that I captured with this actual lens.










Sample Images

The following images were all shot using this actual lens on my Pentax K-30. Click to see the full-size image, and you'll see the lens exhibits very good sharpness and detail.
For example, on the stadium picture you can see sharp detail all the way from the highest rafters at the top of the image to the dirt at the very bottom.

Please note that I tend to shoot my images underexposed and then brighten them in post-processing, so sensor noise may be higher than expected for the given ISO.





















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


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09-01-2015, 05:31 PM   #2
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Amazing!
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It's a fantastic lens, very underrated compared to the DA15 Ltd.
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Edgar, the lens is still made in new for Pentax mount. Widely available in Japan and India at the very least..

09-02-2015, 09:43 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by bhairavp Quote
Edgar, the lens is still made in new for Pentax mount. Widely available in Japan and India at the very least..
As far as I can tell, it's not available new in the US anymore, which is why I said you can't buy it with a US warranty. I'm not sure if it's still being produced for other markets, or if they just have leftover stock. It seems strange that they would still be doing new production in Pentax mount, and then not selling it here.
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Still on sale at Sigma USA

See Sigma shttp: //www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/wide-angle-lenses/8-16mm-f45-56-dc-hsmite

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QuoteOriginally posted by ligonestra Quote
See Sigma shttp: //www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/wide-angle-lenses/8-16mm-f45-56-dc-hsmite
Your link doesn't work but I did go to the website and the lens is still available. I went so far as to add one to my cart to make sure I didn't get a "Out of Stock" message.
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Okay, I had heard it was discontinued, and I couldn't find it in stock at Adorama, B&H, and Amazon, so it seemed to be discontinued. I guess Sigma USA must have the internal hook up. So if somebody wants to pay $700 for it, you're in luck!

I wonder why the US retailers aren't carrying it if it's not discontinued? That seems odd...

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What is showing up on Sigma's site may be the remaining stock? I don't know.

On edit: apparently not. Found them on at a few places.

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This PF user says that Sigma made another batch of k-mount lenses last November.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/10-pentax-slr-lens-discussion/282269-sigm...ble-again.html
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Okay, the lens just sold on eBay for $540. I was starting to wonder whether I should keep it after all, but it's a done deal now!
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Please don't forget to close the ad then.
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Congrats! How fast it sold is Proof that this is a very desirable lens and that you priced it right!
 

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