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05-06-2009, 01:19 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5

Asking Price
$275 firm

Item Description
Originally purchased from fellow PFer tdo0003 in April 2008. Selling because a while back I replaced this walkaround lens with a Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, and have finally replaced the wide end with a Sigma 15-30.

Front and rear glass is clean, aperture blades in excellent shape and fully functional, a bit of dust inside the lens that does NOT affect images.

PF Rating: Good
Adorama Scale: E-

Sale includes:
  • Lens (duh!)
  • Stock hood
  • Stock front lens cap
  • Tamron center-pinch front lens cap
  • Generic rear lens cap
  • Original box / packing materials / paperwork
Pictures of 17-70, with 17-70 taken today (of my new 15-30), and some vacation pics a little while back: Picasa Web Albums - Brian - Sigma_17-70_f...

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Item Condition

Item Location
Evanston, IL USA

Shipping Charge
Included to 48 contiguous US states; other destinations by arrangement, buyer pays actual shipping charges

Shipping Services
FedEx Ground / Home Delivery + Insurance + Delivery Signature to 48 contiguous US states; other carriers / service levels by arrangement only; tracking / delivery confirmation, delivery signature, full / accurate customs disclosure (if applicable), and insurance required.

Shipping Destinations

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Check/Money Order

Additional Details
Certified check / USPS money order accepted from US buyers only.

Paypal accepted from all buyers. Buyer and seller split Paypal fees 50/50 (if applicable) since it's a benefit and convenience to both parties.

Money-back guarantee: I'll give the buyer 48 hrs after receipt to test the lens and ensure the minute specks of dust aren't a problem for them. Not satisfied? Return to me on your dime, and I'll issue a full refund, less my actual shipping costs.

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

Last edited by thirdofthree; 06-17-2009 at 10:20 AM.
05-06-2009, 05:58 PM   #2
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For all you noobs out there who are ready to upgrade from your kit lens (and don't want to spend a small fortune), this is a great choice. Not only is the IQ better, it's a great FL range to work with and it's close-up (1:2.3) ability is quite useful. While on vacation last week pursuing my love of nature photography, this stayed on my camera most of the time.

05-07-2009, 12:53 PM   #3
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I second that opinion. Very sharp lens. The only problem I have with my copy of this lens is vignetting, when stopped way down. It is more prominent with circular polarizer. I have heard that thin polarizers may do better in that respect.
05-08-2009, 09:44 AM   #4
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Another chip in for a fantastic lens that is extremely sharp, with a great, wide focal range. This would go well in any Pentaxian's bag.

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06-17-2009, 07:50 AM   #6
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I'm surprised that this hasn't sold.
Maybe people are saving up or waiting for the "WR" series of lenses which makes sense if you own weathersealed pentax bodies too.
Prices of lenses that aren't weathersealed will probably suddenly drop not unless the "WRs" would be priced too high like the DA star series.

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