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Amazon: Sigma 8-16 NEW!!
Posted By: Kozlok, 04-07-2016, 04:07 PM

I recently saw an ad on Amazon for a Sigma 8-16, listed as NEW, from japan. Current price is listed at $545.43. I paid $524 when I ordered.

I took a chance, and got my lens today. It took about a week and a half for it to arrive, but it is brand new, perfect copy.

I used the seller Kawaii Japan.

Amazon.com: Buying Choices: Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM FLD AF Ultra Wide Zoom Lens for APS-C sized Pentax Digital DSLR Camera


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04-07-2016, 04:19 PM   #2
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It's a great lens, just a tad big and heavy. I have a use for it way more often than I actually have it with me.
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I thought they were completely gone in K-mount?
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These have always been available in Australia.

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They are still available in K mount. B&H or Adorama do not carry them. Sigma has the on their website. I ordered one a few weeks ago that was fulfilled by Amazon for $524 USD. It was here in two days, Prime shipping. It is heavy but I am use to heavy lenses. It sure is something to use. I am still trying to get use to mine.
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great price! I recently bought it used for $450 and was happy to get it at that price.

I just shot a backyard this morning with it and it really did well.

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Sigma makes a batch of the 8-16 for K-mount from time to time - the last was in... late 2014, I think?
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QuoteOriginally posted by mikeSF Quote
I just shot a backyard this morning with it and it really did well.
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I had one once but it just never seemed to be able to focus right
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I just love this lens for its sharpness. Use it all the time for architectural work. Have also used it for astro with great results enough thought it is not very fast.
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I also like this lens for astrophotography. It is rectilinear; not fisheye. Here I posted a comparison.
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Funny enough, my 8-16 was delivered this morning. Bought from Amazon, shipped from Japan. Paid $522. Have not taken it out of the box yet...
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QuoteOriginally posted by mikeSF Quote
great price! I recently bought it used for $450 and was happy to get it at that price.

I just shot a backyard this morning with it and it really did well.

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Wow...a place like that in the East Bay? The phase dotcom millionaire comes to mind! Beautiful.....love the area. SF is a fantastic city.

QuoteOriginally posted by mikeSF Quote
great price! I recently bought it used for $450 and was happy to get it at that price.

I just shot a backyard this morning with it and it really did well.

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---------- Post added 04-08-16 at 09:34 AM ----------

I wonder, though, if you get a lens with an issue how much of a headache it would be to get it replaced or fixed.

If you want to get it replaced, you might have to be prepared to ship it back to Japan.


If there is a problem with the lens, will Sigma honor the warranty if the lens was bought overseas?



QuoteOriginally posted by Kozlok Quote
I recently saw an ad on Amazon for a Sigma 8-16, listed as NEW, from japan. Current price is listed at $545.43. I paid $524 when I ordered.

I took a chance, and got my lens today. It took about a week and a half for it to arrive, but it is brand new, perfect copy.

I used the seller Kawaii Japan.

Amazon.com: Buying Choices: Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM FLD AF Ultra Wide Zoom Lens for APS-C sized Pentax Digital DSLR Camera


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I've had this lens a couple of years now. I think I've used it twice - I keep forgetting I have it!
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