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04-26-2010, 01:29 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX DG Macro for Pentax – new in the box (US)

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Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX DG Macro for Pentax – new in the box

Asking Price
660$

Item Location
Pasadena, CA

Item Description
On January 2005 I bought a new Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 at B&H, with a 7 year MACK warranty.
I have used this amazing lens on my *isTD, than K10D, K20D, and recently on my K-7.
A few months ago I noticed some inconsistant backfocus at the short focal lengths, turning into frontfocus at the longer end. I could not correct the problem with the "AF adjustment" of the K-7, since it will only correct a lens focusing in one direction (front or back)
I then contacted MACK, got authorization, and shipped the lens for repair.
They tried initially to correct the problem at their own lab, than had it shipped to Sigma for repair by the manufacturer.
A few weeks later, they notified me that my lens is no longer in production, and can't be repaired, and shipped me a new Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 APO EX DG Macro, brand new in the box, with all the original accessories that come with the new lens (front & rear caps, hood, soft case & strap, Tripod collar)
As for warranty: MACK advised me that I am not covered by the Sigma warranty for a new lens, but by their original 7 year warranty that I purchased back in 2005, which is valid up to Jan 31st 2012. (If I sell the lens, MACK will transfer the warranty to the new owner for a 20$ fee)
With my Pentax 50-135mm f/2.8 and Pentax 55-300mm I feel I do not really need the 70-200, and offer it for sale.
I live in Israel, but the lens is at my daughter's home in Pasadena CA, and will be shipped from there.

Later update: A few days ago, while browsing the B&H website, I was surprised to see that this 70-200 lens (at least the Pentax version) is declared "discontinued by the manufacturer" and therefore no more available for sale. (It was definitely there 2 weeks ago…).
I must have received one of the last production batch… perhaps it is now a rare collector's item…
I am attaching a couple of photos that my daughter took of the box content.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
New
Mint

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
included, in USA

Shipping Services
UPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
price includes transfer of the MACK warranty to the buyer

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

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your lens

I will take this one.

Please let me know what you would like. Paypal?
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is this lens still available?...YGPM...
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The item is sold, but not marked as sold. Advertiser needs to MARK AS SOLD and move to ARCHIVES. REPORTED.

 

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