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Sigma's New 35/1.4 - $679 - Refurbished from Sigma
Posted By: Docrwm, 08-14-2013, 09:46 AM

35mm F1.4 DG HSM | A Refurbished | Sigma


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Oh, man, now I gotta go search the Internet with the term: "sigma 35mm f/1.4 or Sigma 18-35 f/1.8"

decisions, decisions...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Just FYI, I own two refurbished Sigma lenses and each has needed 0 adjustments and has been better across the image in IQ than the one I got that was new. When the refurbish the lens it often comes out better adjusted in my experience. The downside is the 90 day warranty but for 30-40% less I can live with that - usually.
Agreed. My Sigma 50-150 was a refurb from the Sigma outlet and it's excellent.
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Agreed. My Sigma 50-150 was a refurb from the Sigma outlet and it's excellent.
That was a sweet deal!
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That was a sweet deal!
Love mine! Silence in operation is so sweet.

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Love mine! Silence in operation is so sweet.
Do you have a 70-200/2.8? I keep wondering that if I have a 70-200 what addition use the 50-150 would be?
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I would still lean towards a new Sigma 30 rather than a refurbished Sigma 35 for twice the price. The reviews might be mixed on the 30 but I've had great results with mine and I prefer the slightly wider range.
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I would still lean towards a new Sigma 30 rather than a refurbished Sigma 35 for twice the price. The reviews might be mixed on the 30 but I've had great results with mine and I prefer the slightly wider range.
I totally agree with you, but here's the problem-- you can't get a new Sigma 30 for Pentax mount anymore! They discontinued the original model and I can't find it for sale (new) anywhere. And until or IF they release their new ART version of the Sigma 30 for Pentax mount, my only choice is a used Sigma 30. Which I am tempted to do someday but my lens buying priorities are, in order: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8, then followed by either Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4 or a Sigma 30, depending on my budget at that time and/or my photographic needs.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
I keep wondering that if I have a 70-200 what addition use the 50-150 would be?
If you already have a 70-200, you don't need the 50-150, except that the 50-150 is so much lighter/compact that the 70-200. Plus the little bit extra wideness of the 50mm vs. 70mm makes it a little easier to use in tighter spaces, although you'd miss the telephoto range.

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If you already have a 70-200, you don't need the 50-150, except that the 50-150 is so much lighter/compact that the 70-200. Plus the little bit extra wideness of the 50mm vs. 70mm makes it a little easier to use in tighter spaces, although you'd miss the telephoto range.
I didn't think I did but that ole' LBA is a harsh mistress.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Do you have a 70-200/2.8? I keep wondering that if I have a 70-200 what addition use the 50-150 would be?
Doc,
I don't have the 70-200 but the 50-150 is utter quiet in focusing, though from a distance, superb construction, free calibration shipped in double walled package, great for CVS in LR and lens correction is in the LR base.
Clarity, vibrance, and saturation are excellent out of the camera from both K-01 and K-5. Portrait and nature shots that need some space but remain sharp for the entire reach seem to be the sweet spot.The case is well padded. The largest drawback is weight and balance....a hefty one for sure. Mine is the refurb from earlier this year, the now discontinued EX II.
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Doc,
I don't have the 70-200 but the 50-150 is utter quiet in focusing, though from a distance, superb construction, free calibration shipped in double walled package, great for CVS in LR and lens correction is in the LR base.
Clarity, vibrance, and saturation are excellent out of the camera from both K-01 and K-5. Portrait and nature shots that need some space but remain sharp for the entire reach seem to be the sweet spot.The case is well padded. The largest drawback is weight and balance....a hefty one for sure. Mine is the refurb from earlier this year, the now discontinued EX II.
Thanks, it does sound good. I've got to really look at lenses and make some decisions. I find myself using my Q's + 06 a lot lately.
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So I bit the bullet and made the buy. Excited and anxious now. Hopefully it works wonders.
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So I bit the bullet and made the buy. Excited and anxious now. Hopefully it works wonders.
Congrats! My friend absolutely loves using his Nikon version mounted to a D800. He's used it for professional wedding events and family events. Be sure to report back let us know how you like it!
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Congrats! My friend absolutely loves using his Nikon version mounted to a D800. He's used it for professional wedding events and family events. Be sure to report back let us know how you like it!
Sure will do. Is there any way for me to track the lens because I only got an email with the order number.
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Is there any way for me to track the lens because I only got an email with the order number.
When I bougt a refurb 50-150 from Sigma Outlet last year, it took about 2-3 days after I got the order confirmation email to get a follow-up email from "Kim" in their sales department, that included a UPS tracking number.

However, I seem to recall that others have never gotten a second email with tracking info and the lens just showed up one day. So, YMMV.
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