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11-10-2008, 02:18 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2.8 APO (old version)

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Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2.8 APO (old version)

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I have a great Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2.8 APO that I have painfully decided to sell. I really love using this lens but have decided to keep my 55-300 and sell this as the Pentax is more practical for my needs. The body and glass are in perfect condition, no fungus, blades are oil free and snappy. There are a few small specs of dust visible, but these have no affect in IQ. I am willing to list this on ebay so that the buyer can make use of the MS Live cashback, but the price will be $660 to cover ebay fees. Now on EBAY.








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11-11-2008, 10:53 PM   #2
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Bump for price drop. Need this lens sold as I now need a new car.
11-13-2008, 03:46 PM   #3
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220+ views and no interest! Is the price too high? I've seen a few go for the same or higher price recently.

Make a reasonable offer.
11-13-2008, 04:57 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by WheresWaldo Quote
Not really interested in the lens, but if you look at eBay completed auctions only for used lenses of this type most sold for just a few dollars over $500.
Also, even though this is a highly regarded lens, the new HSM version isn't going to help the resale value on this.

Put it on ebay for BIN $550 and I'll buy it!

11-13-2008, 05:40 PM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by bigben91682 Quote
Also, even though this is a highly regarded lens, the new HSM version isn't going to help the resale value on this.

Put it on ebay for BIN $550 and I'll buy it!
To be fair to Light_horseman:
a) looking at completed listings, only one of these lenses in Pentax mount has sold on ebay recently, and that was for more than what he is asking here;
b) many would argue that the older versions of the 70-200, such as this one, are generally significantly better than the latest (HSM) version, which is apparently plagued by QC issues and low sharpness wide open.

[Full disclosure: I have bought one of these lenses recently, for a higher price than this, and I think it's worth every penny. I also had a chance to test it side by side with a new Tamron: in my hands, the Sigma is clearly sharper wide open at the longer focal lengths, while the Tamron has a bit of an edge around 70-100. I ended up returning the Tamron, because I am more likely to use this in the 130-200 range, but that's a matter of preference I think. Plus of course sample-to-sample variation, so your mileage may vary. Trying out your own lens is the only way to know for sure.]

Finally, it is generally not considered proper, and is against forum rules, to comment on prices on these listings, but at least when doing so people should try to provide all relevant information.
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That's the thing, to me searching eBay is a joke unless you specify the mount. Canikon ones are MUCH cheaper because they have a 70-200 option, Canon has 4 of them fer god's sake.
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QuoteOriginally posted by slomojoe Quote
Finally, it is generally not considered proper, and is against forum rules, to comment on prices on these listings, but at least when doing so people should try to provide all relevant information.
I was trying to be sarcastic with my offer, if I were serious I would have PM'ed it to him. I think his asking price is fair but was trying to explain my take on the lack of interest as of late while teasing the $500 price tag earlier suggested by Waldo.

The only recent sale of this lens in a pentax mount went for $700 on ebay, so light_horsemans price is not only fair, it's a steal coupled with the MS cashback.

Best of luck selling this gem!
11-14-2008, 05:35 AM   #8
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I bought this lens a few years ago and it's one of my favorites without a doubt. It's a little heavy, but it's solidly built and tack sharp through the entire zoom range.

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Light_horseman, just put it on ebay with a BIN of $750 or so (to allow the cashback option): someone will buy it and you will make more money.

[Post edited to reflect changes by Whereswaldo.]

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I have deleted my messages from this thread as per slomojoe I have violated the forum rules, which sadly I had not read in their entirety. Here is the rule I violated (emphasis added):

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But the OP did ask "Is the price too hgih?" and thus invited others to make comment - so you didn't really do anything wrong.
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I'm not concerned about the comment. In fact, I'm glad as it has generated more interest in this post.

Still, no one has sent a pm about the lens yet though
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dunno why everyone was complaining about the price
there was one which sold for more earlier, i thought this was a good deal
11-19-2008, 09:29 PM   #14
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This lens is now on ebay. Find it HERE.

I'm still open to offers if anyone want's to pm me.
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Lens is sold!
 

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