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10-10-2016, 06:24 PM   #1
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Rare Sigma 300mm f4 APO Tele Macro

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Rare Sigma 300mm f4 APO Tele Macro

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200.00 EUR

Item Location
Singapore (Singapore)

Item Description
I am putting for sale again my Sigma 300mm f4 APO Tele Macro ---- 200e due to service needed.
Must go this week as I am moving again.

This is a complete kit, the original box, booklet, case, accessories are all included.
Unfortunately, I have to report that the lens didn't like too much my move to Singapore and the AF needs servicing. Details are available here:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/114-maintenance-repair-articles/182230-fr...ele-macro.html


Original lens caps. Yep, it's an award winning lens


The back of the lens, it is clean but it's really hard to take a picture of it as the lens elements are quite recessed inside the body


Front of the lens, clean as well


The mount











Some samples:











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I accept paypal as well as other payment methods.

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No

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Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

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Shipping depends of where you live

Shipping Services
Singpost

Accepted Payment Types
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Sold as is, no return

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

10-11-2016, 08:10 PM   #2
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A couple of pictures taken after the issue of the AF happened.
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10-13-2016, 12:10 PM   #3
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Hi Zav ! That's an interesting lens. I have at the moment the sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom but am not totally pleased with the image quality I get from it. It is decent at f/8, but it is quite bad wide open... I am thus thinking of getting a 300mm f/4 prime or 400mm f/5.6 prime....
There aren't many review of this sigma 300mm f/4 APO on the forum so I would be interested in your own feedback when comparing this lens with the Pentax 300mm f/4.5 that you have for instance. If you have a few RAW files for f/4 and f/5.6 I would be interested too.
About the autofocus, did you try to repair it by yourself or not at all ?
Last question : do you have any idea of the shipping price for Europe ?

All the best !
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Here are some of my images with this lens at f4.5 (full image, not a crop). f4 on my copy is noticeably fuzzy compared to f4.5.

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10-15-2016, 08:12 PM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by gorme Quote
Hi Zav ! That's an interesting lens. I have at the moment the sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom but am not totally pleased with the image quality I get from it. It is decent at f/8, but it is quite bad wide open... I am thus thinking of getting a 300mm f/4 prime or 400mm f/5.6 prime....
There aren't many review of this sigma 300mm f/4 APO on the forum so I would be interested in your own feedback when comparing this lens with the Pentax 300mm f/4.5 that you have for instance. If you have a few RAW files for f/4 and f/5.6 I would be interested too.
About the autofocus, did you try to repair it by yourself or not at all ?
Last question : do you have any idea of the shipping price for Europe ?

All the best !
Hi Gorme,

I have a few raw available. Will send you a MP.
I haven't tried to repair the AF myself, I don't have the screwdrivers required. Shipping to Europe via Singpost, delivery time around 2 weeks is SGD116. More or less 76 euros.
Comparing the Sigma and the FA*, I would say that the Sigma has some advantages: slightly faster aperture, tripod mount, focus limiter and the close focus ability (minimum focusing distance of 1.2m). At f4, it has a little bit less contrast compared to the FA*, which can easily be corrected in post treatment. On my K-3, it underexposes a tiny bit as well at f4. By f5.6, it's all good. The FA* has more contrast and resolution at f4.5 and a minimum focusing distance of roughly 2m.
That's all what I feel, not scientifically backed testing.

Cheers
Xavier

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10-17-2016, 05:40 AM   #6
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Thank you both for your feedbacks and samples. Zav I sent you the money and my address through a PM
10-17-2016, 04:02 PM   #7
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Sold to gorme!
 

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