get your Sigma 8-16 while you can.


jules

Link Posted 14/01/2014 - 21:16
http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/10-pentax-slr-lens-discussion/248346-official...
And I would urge you to get one!
I hope anoyher kens will replace it and we are not being third party shafted again!
Yes I know it's Sigma USA but stock is starting to run out none the less..
Cheers Jules...

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Last Edited by jules on 14/01/2014 - 21:18

SteveEveritt

Link Posted 14/01/2014 - 21:29
I'll second that, awesome IQ right across the frame
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timbo

Link Posted 14/01/2014 - 21:49
It is a great lens the 8-16, anybody know when the 18-35/1.8 is coming out in Pentax mount as then my lens collection will be complete?
Tim

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BrianL

Link Posted 14/01/2014 - 21:54
I'm glad I've got one after this news.
Brian

jules

Link Posted 14/01/2014 - 22:29
timbo wrote:
It is a great lens the 8-16, anybody know when the 18-35/1.8 is coming out in Pentax mount as then my lens collection will be complete?

From the US forum regarding this Lens:

From Sigma USA.

"We are scheduled to receive our first shipment of this lens next week. We are supposed to get enough to cover all backorders so you should expect it soon!"

Read more at: http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/16-pentax-news-rumors/227926-sigma-18-35mm-f1...
Cheers Jules...

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My other viewfinder is 5.76,000,000.

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Last Edited by jules on 14/01/2014 - 22:30

davidstorm

Link Posted 14/01/2014 - 22:45
Amazon had 3 in stock at 599.99 each a few minutes ago.

Cheers
David
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bforbes

Link Posted 14/01/2014 - 23:18
It appears Sigma are selecting which lens is released with Pentax mount

link 18-200 yes

link 50 no
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Blythman

Link Posted 15/01/2014 - 00:17
bforbes wrote:
It appears Sigma are selecting which lens is released with Pentax mount

link 18-200 yes

link 50 no

Wonder if its relevant that the first one is DC (crop sensor) and the second DG (full frame)
Alan


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Smeggypants

Link Posted 15/01/2014 - 04:04
Well if Pentax do release an FF camera then at least it might increase the number of Sigma Lenses available for the K_mount. Can't be bad
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
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giofi

Link Posted 15/01/2014 - 06:01
bforbes wrote:
It appears Sigma are selecting which lens is released with Pentax mount

link 18-200 yes

link 50 no

It is interesting especially considering they have interchangeable mounts on the new models, so technically it should not be a problem. It might be more of a logistics issue, numbers too low to justify stocking retailers around the world.

It is possible that history shws that their 30mm sold much more than the 50mm on Pentax and for that reason the 35mm is made available. It does also makes sense on aps-c.
Giorgio

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Fletcher8

Link Posted 15/01/2014 - 07:22
I contacted Sigma USA just prior to Christmas and according to Sigma USA, the 18mm to 35mm f/1.8 in Pentax mount is due to start shipping at end of Feb, so we should see the first ones arrive in the UK early March.
Fletcher8.

timbo

Link Posted 15/01/2014 - 07:49
Fletcher8 wrote:
I contacted Sigma USA just prior to Christmas and according to Sigma USA, the 18mm to 35mm f/1.8 in Pentax mount is due to start shipping at end of Feb, so we should see the first ones arrive in the UK early March.

Thanks Gareth, I will glue this to my body when it arrives
Tim

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