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Sigma APO EX 300 f2.8 on fleabay
Posted By: kev.pride, 01-21-2012, 05:04 PM

Note there is a Sigma APO EX 300 f2.8 on fleabay currently in Ebay Aust. Link below.

I have no affiliation but thought Forum members might be interested.

Sigma APO 300mm f/2.8 DG EX Lens | eBay
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02-05-2012, 12:27 AM   #16
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oOOOOoooooo.. I wonder who it was???

Only 5 bids and Won by someone who has never bought anything before on fleabed.

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And someone who's not been watching the new roadmap release, I'd say.
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Not so sure about that, there's No 300mm F2.8 on that roadmap, and still massive speculation as to what the 550??? will be. I don't doubt that the Glass will be fine glass but its still a long way off , and would expect an equally large price tag as its focal length, somewhere in the $5000.00s I would expect. So someone getting a 300/2.8 for 2000.00 is a bargain. And, means it will complement a 500 when it eventually is released.
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Bidder was non paying, so I've grabbed it (as I checked it out last week and it's like new condition). The final thing that pushed me over the edge was a K20D for sale near me, and being in Melbourne for work when the GP is on this year, pick it up in a week. However now in longer lenses I have Sigma's 70-200/2.8, 100-300/4 and 300/2.8.....which seems excessive to me.

On the Pentax 560/5.6. As Cmohr has said, $5000+ is a more realistic price, I don't have the cash or need for that (600/5.6 via TC is fine by me). And most events here don't allow in anything over 300mm through the gate (300/2.8 + TCs seems like a good compromise ).

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Ahhh, Nice work, I thought It might have been you Sean, It is a nice bit of kit to actually hold in your hands isn't it. It will be fantastic for the GP. I was almost thinking of heading down for it myself. I used to go to the Indy up here, and found my 200/2.8 was just either too short or too long, a 300 would be perfect, then just pop on a TC to reach upto the next corner.

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I actually didn't even watch the auction as I was expecting 0 bidders again, then I was gonna swing by and grab it (seller couldn't pull the auction off early)....but got an email saying the bidder was false and it was mine if I wanted it. I must say it's smaller than I was expecting, but heavier! Did the old 'nearly drop it on the ground' trick, as I was expecting it to be lighter haha.

The only thing i'm dreading is 3.5 odd kg of camera and lens, and not being allowed to take a monopod...
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Thats what gaurd rails are for.........

I was taking pics hand held the other week, with the 2x Tc , late afternoon, and despite a bit of a grey/blue cast worked rather well, considering the sun was going down, and it was over cast anyway, with sprinkling rain, and I was shooting into the sun. Theres a pic in the 300mm thread I took the other day of an egret taking off.

You shouldn't have too many problems during the day with good sun. stop back to around 4.5 - 5.6 to increase DoF and run up the ISO a little to compensate. I have changed the ISO stepping in my K-7 to ev step, that means it goes, 160-200-320-400, 500, 640, 800, give better latitude than 100-200-400-800.
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