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11-19-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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is this wrong? lens prices

I really want a sigma 180 macro k mount that was recently offered for sale for around 1050. I start looking around and found that I could almost get a backup D7000 and the lens for around 1100-1300. I guess that's really good right? looking into my first backup system. What do you think? Thanks! TLS

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QuoteOriginally posted by TLS Quote
I really want a sigma 180 macro k mount that was recently offered for sale for around 1050. I start looking around and found that I could almost get a backup D7000 and the lens for around 1100-1300. I guess that's really good right? looking into my first backup system. What do you think? Thanks! TLS
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Hello Adam,
I meant to say a d7000 and the lens in Nikon mount for maybe 1100-1300. The sigma 180mm 3.5 macro is considerably less expensive in the Nikon or canon mount.
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Hello Adam,
I meant to say a d7000 and the lens in Nikon mount for maybe 1100-1300. The sigma 180mm 3.5 macro is considerably less expensive in the Nikon or canon mount.
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Hello Adam,
I meant to say a d7000 and the lens in Nikon mount for maybe 1100-1300. The sigma 180mm 3.5 macro is considerably less expensive in the Nikon or canon mount.
Thanks
That's true. It's one of those lenses that goes for way more in Pentax mount. I bought my 100-300/4 for less than half what you can buy it for in Pentax mount; and it has an HSM motor, too. The big two are a little spoiled for choice.
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That's true. It's one of those lenses that goes for way more in Pentax mount. I bought my 100-300/4 for less than half what you can buy it for in Pentax mount; and it has an HSM motor, too. The big two are a little spoiled for choice.
I noticed that as well a while back with the 100-300/4. I guess I may get a second camera and a lens instead of just a lens? It's funny, initially I came to pentax because of the value associated with it prior to all the lens price hikes. Then I became scared of the sdm issues I read about so I bought mainly older manual lenses. Anyway, thanks for everyones responses.
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I had a Sigma 180mm 3.5 years ago but sold it. Now I would like to have another copy, but the prices people are asking is insane. When the Pentax version was new it sold in the $500 range. I would entertain paying upwards of $700 for one, but seeing the latest one listed here in the Marketplace for $1100 is just crazy.

But, I guess if someone wants one badly enough, they will pay the price - not me.

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