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Posted By: Docrwm, 04-26-2013, 04:44 AM

Sigma 20mm 1.8 EX DG ASP RF Refurbished - $469
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/product/20mm-f18-ex-dg-asp-rf-refurbished

Sigma 24mm 1.8 Macro Lens for $409 FS (refurb),
24mm F1.8 EX DG ASP Macro Refurbished | Sigma

28mm 1.8 for $339,
28mm F1.8 EX DG ASP Macro Refurbished | Sigma

It will show the original price until you select your mount, at which point the price will drop.



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04-26-2013, 10:21 AM   #2
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Also Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM Refurbished for $119 shipped
https://www.sigmaphoto.com/product/50-200mm-f4-56-dc-os-hsm-refurbished

I've been on the fence with this lens for a couple of weeks. Just got the DA 18-135 on the Marketplace, so I think I may need to cool my LBA, but I think this Sigma would make a nice complement to the 18-135 as a walk-around kit. (Comments & opinions encouraged )
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That's about the price I paid for a 28mm f1.8 used. Nice lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jamarley Quote
Also Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM Refurbished for $119 shipped
https://www.sigmaphoto.com/product/50-200mm-f4-56-dc-os-hsm-refurbished

I've been on the fence with this lens for a couple of weeks. Just got the DA 18-135 on the Marketplace, so I think I may need to cool my LBA, but I think this Sigma would make a nice complement to the 18-135 as a walk-around kit. (Comments & opinions encouraged )
No, it is a lot of overlap of the focal length. Something like a 150-500, or 10-20 would be different :-)

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No, it is a lot of overlap of the focal length. Something like a 150-500, or 10-20 would be different :-)
Thanks SpecialK. Don't know if you've saved me any $$ in the long run, but I'll take your advice to heart. I've only had the 18-135 for 2 days, but already it puts my DA 55-300 to shame. Better glass can be a slippery slope, I guess.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jamarley Quote
I've only had the 18-135 for 2 days, but already it puts my DA 55-300 to shame.
To shame? How so? In terms of AF speed/accuracy/quietness? Because I think my DA 55-300 is better optically than my DA 18-135 (in their overlapping range, of course) and the 55-300 is faster too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by seventysixersfan Quote
To shame? How so? In terms of AF speed/accuracy/quietness? Because I think my DA 55-300 is better optically than my DA 18-135 (in their overlapping range, of course) and the 55-300 is faster too.
I'm glad you already replied seventysixersfan. When I first read jamarley's comment about the 55-300 I was surprised because my wife shoots with that lens and in my opinion it provides the best IQ in terms of bang for the bucks. In the meanwhile, I recall comments about the 18-135 as being nothing extraordinary (but still very good).
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I'm trying to think of that Latin phrase that starts with De Gustibus...
Basically means to each his own. I guess my 55-300 is not a good copy and the 18-135 is a sharp one. Plus, yes, I do appreciate that the 18-135 is so much quieter. It may not be a faster lens, but it focuses much quicker on my K5. I haven't compared them at equal focal lengths (perhaps I should before I relegate the 300 to the"bench"), but I have tended to only use the 55-300 when I need that extra reach so maybe I'm taxing it's capabilities and missing out on where it does well.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jamarley Quote
I'm trying to think of that Latin phrase that starts with De Gustibus...
Basically means to each his own. I guess my 55-300 is not a good copy and the 18-135 is a sharp one. Plus, yes, I do appreciate that the 18-135 is so much quieter. It may not be a faster lens, but it focuses much quicker on my K5. I haven't compared them at equal focal lengths (perhaps I should before I relegate the 300 to the"bench"), but I have tended to only use the 55-300 when I need that extra reach so maybe I'm taxing it's capabilities and missing out on where it does well.

De gustibus non est disputandum is a Latin maxim meaning "In matters of taste, there can be no disputes"
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QuoteOriginally posted by jamarley Quote
Basically means to each his own.
Agreed. I just think that the 18-135 and 55-300 are not entirely comparable and/or do not overlap in function all that much. One is a wide-to-tele WR with silent focusing motor, and the other is a strictly long telephoto zoom that is not WR, and has a loud and slow screw drive motor. To the extent that the newer DA 18-135 is quieter to focus, more compact/easier to handle, and WR, these are all things that the 55-300 lack, and thus I suppose in those particular respects, it could be put to shame. I have both lenses so I'm not trying to be defensive of the 55-300, and actually, I use my DA 18-135 far more than my 55-300 for the convenience factor alone. That, and I agree that the quiet, faster focus of the 18-135 is very appealing!
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