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ebay: Sigma AF 400 f5.6 (non-apo) FOR PARTS!!!
Posted By: Stavri, 05-04-2015, 09:17 AM

$200 shipped, not a bad lens for the price, a cheap alternative to birding....

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05-04-2015, 09:24 AM   #2
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Problem is the non-APO kinda sucks. Beware of element separation too.
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I've owned all versions of the sigma 400 f5.6 including the telemacro. the non-apo sigma is the worst performer of the bunch. The AF 72mm models suffer from gear stripping and mid-element lens separation. This sample seems to be in good condition. It think is a good buy for someone who wants to try the range of the lens (400/5.6 FF or 600/f5.6 in Aps-C). You need a good tripod/gimbal head, good light conditions, patience and good post-processing skills to produce nice images..
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They always look good until you shine a light into it and see the spots of separating elements in the middle that cannot be repaired.

Been there, done that.


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I disagree, USD200 is a lot if "Part of the middle lens has been removed,But no effect photogenic too." This is just a nice looking plastic tube.
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QuoteOriginally posted by CarlG Quote
I disagree, USD200 is a lot if "Part of the middle lens has been removed,But no effect photogenic too." This is just a nice looking plastic tube.
HaHa, I did not even read the description - right, not worth it. Will edit above.
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That by definition ceases to be a lens..........
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