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04-30-2021, 01:48 PM   #1
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Sigma 70-300, free to someone who needs it!

That's right, free, as in zero dollars - I got this thrown in as a gift from another purchase from Normhead, and have decided it's time to pass on the favour as it's sitting unused on my shelf. The zoom only zooms in, so you have to physically push it back in to zoom out, and the hood's repaired with some tape. Possibly some other issues too, but you can't complain about it at this price



Ideally, I'd like this to go to someone relatively new to photography and without anything in this sort of range, an aspiring young (or old!) wildlife photographer maybe... If you think you fit that description, send me a PM, and if you cover the shipping, it'll be right on it's way to you. All I ask is that maybe sometime in the future you also pass on the favour to someone else...

Also, have I mentioned that I took my favourite dragonfly shot with this lens?



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Good on you BW for making the offer - hopefully someone out there can make good use of it
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Good luck with *the gift*.
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Very nice of you!

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I think that's a great idea, good on you.
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That is a great lens too! I have one and it is good as is and a 1.4x converter gives it nice reach too.
Super nice offer to someone who will use it and is just starting out!
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A very commendable offer on your part. Hopefully a deserving amateur will come forward and put this lens to good use. I had a similar Quantaray version as my first long reach lens and was able to capture some excellent shots.
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That is very generous of you. I'd be happy to accept this gift if you pick me.

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Very nice of you, Robert!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Angryman51 Quote
That is very generous of you. I'd be happy to accept this gift if you pick me.
Hopefully you sent Bertwert a private message (PM) to indicate your interest. That is usually preferable to just posting here.
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Hopefully you sent Bertwert a private message (PM) to indicate your interest. That is usually preferable to just posting here.
Thanks. I will.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
That's right, free, as in zero dollars - I got this thrown in as a gift from another purchase from Normhead, and have decided it's time to pass on the favour as it's sitting unused on my shelf. The zoom only zooms in, so you have to physically push it back in to zoom out, and the hood's repaired with some tape. Possibly some other issues too, but you can't complain about it at this price



Ideally, I'd like this to go to someone relatively new to photography and without anything in this sort of range, an aspiring young (or old!) wildlife photographer maybe... If you think you fit that description, send me a PM, and if you cover the shipping, it'll be right on it's way to you. All I ask is that maybe sometime in the future you also pass on the favour to someone else...

Also, have I mentioned that I took my favourite dragonfly shot with this lens?
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Had a couple folks interested... and will be on its way to the new owner soon.

Hope to see some shots from them once they get it!
 

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