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Adorama - Sigma 24-60 F2.8 (E-), $179
Posted By: JinDesu, 09-11-2014, 08:20 AM

Used Sigma 24-60 2.8 Ex Dg Asph F/px Af

A rare-ish lens, usually I see it sold on the forums for $250 when it pops up, so $179 is kinda a deal. I'm tempted to get this one, but thought I'd post it up anyways. I'll see if I can stop by Adorama later this evening to check it out (but if it's good, I'll buy it heh).

I'm holding out for a 24-70 HSM, but if this is sharp at 60 F2.8, I really would consider it (the 24-70 HSM is soft at 70mm, similar to the Tamron 28-75, softer than both Canon 24-70's).

E- category: Barrel shows signs of wear and/or moderate usage. Lens glass may have some dust / spots that should not affect picture quality.
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Actually, I bought it. For reference, it is as sharp wide open at 24mm and 60mm as the Sigma 24-70 F2.8 HSM. Compared both in store.
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I regret selling mine.
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Played around with it some more. Great little lens! Zoom action is a little sticky so I guess that's where the price reduction came from. Will post proper review in a few days. Sorry for making this thread then buying the lens lol.

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It's a nice lens. I have one, and I used it a lot with my K-5 and K20d. Not so much with my K-01 these days because, well, it's big.

Also, watch out for flare. It flares if you even think about the sun. SO STOP THINKING ABOUT IT.
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Mine wasn't so bad. Shot directly into the sun, no issues. Had some flare when the sun reached the edge of the frame.
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You're gonna start a run of "Wanted" ads for this lens soon if you keep this up...
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
Played around with it some more. Great little lens! Zoom action is a little sticky so I guess that's where the price reduction came from. Will post proper review in a few days. Sorry for making this thread then buying the lens lol.
That is how my old Sigma 24-70 felt to so I think that simply how the older incarnations feels.

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Great lense to have in collection for when Pentax release a fullframe body next year.
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I guess that is a plus to living in NYC, these 'fabled' online stores actually have brick and mortar fronts to which you can patronize.

I just got a Sigma 10-20mm from Adorama online in the mail today.. was a Condition D for 312 dollars shipped. Super hassle ordering (I have never had a smooth purchase with Adorama EVER) but worth it this time around. The lens arrived in absolutely pristine condition -- had they told me it was new I'd believe them.

In any case, Adorama has some really nice deals in the used section from time to time.. I think more so than B&H as of late. Might be worth a look in general for lenses..
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Yeah, I've seen quite a few deals on Adorama. They got a Tamron 28-75 and a 17-50 in the $270 range, and that's a pretty good price IMO. Not price watch worthy, but normally I see those for $300-325 on the forum.
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