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03-01-2009, 10:30 AM   #1
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[SOLD] K10d and Sigma 70mm/2,8macro

Sigma 70/2,8 EX GD MACRO.

Good condition. It has a very tiny mark on one inside lens at the periphery discovered while inspecting it before putting it on sale (see picture). It has a small scratch on the outside (see picture). Image quality is superb. Amazing sharpness and excellent bokeh.
Price:300 US$ (new price)
Shipping: Canada: 9,20$. USA: 15,30$. International: 16,38$(Shipping price to international must be confirmed. I had the surprise to see that express shipping was the only way to get a signature on delivery when shipping to Australia. For other countries I will have to check on a case by case scenario before confirming price)



You can see the mark at 11 o'clock on the periphery.(the others are just dusts on the front lens). It's almost invisible if you don't watch it at daylight with tangential light.






This lens is one of the sharpest lens ever made. See this link for a review:
Sigma Lens: Primes - Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro (Tested) - SLRgear.com!

Compare the test charts with FA43limited: you can see that the sigma is sharper at 2,8 than the FA43 at any aperture ! You can also see the amazing sharpness from corner to corner on a fullframe body...could be great if pentax has one in the future.


See also photozone:
Sigma AF 70mm f/2.8 EX DG macro (Canon) - Review / Test Report
Compare it to Pentax FA77 and DA70 limited. (it's not perfectly ok to compare between systems but you have a good idea: excellent is excellent and homogeneity across the image is evident.)

This lens has also a super accurate focus precision because of its high contrast wide open. The bokeh is also superb (it has 9 aperture blades). It was TIPA lens of the year in 2007.

See this zenfolio gallery with pictures I took with this lens:
Just a teaser:
Excellent macro:


Perfect portrait lens:


Link to the slideshow:
Zenfolio | Slideshow | Jocelyn Gervais


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03-01-2009, 12:29 PM   #2
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Do the marks effect the image at very small apatures?
03-01-2009, 01:54 PM   #3
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I have never notice anything. I just did a test at f22 and added the shots in the slideshow: a blue sky and a view from my window. I don't know if there is other way to test it but i'll be glad to post something else if you want.

It's really not something very relevant in my opinion. I had to mention it but honestly, I would buy something new like that without problem.

Jocelyn

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Sale pending for k10d.
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K10d sold. Sigma 70/2,8 macro still available.

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New price for the sigma 70/2,8macro.
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