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dinneenp
Posted 27/08/2022 - 03:12 Link
Hi,

I'm looking at getting a reliable 17 or 18/50 f2.8 lens and saw this

Firstly, I presume the site is 100% trust-worthy & legit. Why is the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro - Pentax Fit so inexpensive on MPB? From reviews, it's a very good lens..... constant f2.8, autofocus, sharp.
Is there something I'm missing?
Site says-
"The glass is clean and in good condition. The lens barrel shows some cosmetic marks.
There is some light dust within the lens, which would not affect optical performance at all. The focus ring is in good condition.
The lens mount shows signs of use. This has been reflected in the price."

Signs of use on the lens mount- is this just cosmetic or something to be concerned about?
Thanks,
Pa.
Cheers,
Pa
http://www.photoblog.ie where every post have a musical reference as it's title.
Spad
Posted 27/08/2022 - 07:42 - Helpful Comment Link
MPB is a partner to Pentax User!

The lens will be fine! By signs of use means that it is where the mount scrapes up against the camera mount. Sometimes they leave slight marks on the mount where metal scrapes against metal. It's purely cosmetic.
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Which exploded....
Edited by Spad: 27/08/2022 - 07:44
Posted 27/08/2022 - 14:32 - Helpful Comment Link
I've bought from MPB in the past and found them straight arrows. Any problem and they're willing to help.
Be well, stay safe, but most of all, invest in memories
dinneenp
Posted 31/08/2022 - 22:20 Link
Thanks for the replies.
Is the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro a bad lens? Someone said it's very soft wide; how noticeable is it, My main use for the lens is the odd wedding (and some family pics, events). Is it worth paying about 2.5 times extra for a Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM?

Other options would be:
- Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 (I can get this for about same price as the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro
- Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro HSM (are there different versions of this?)
any others?
Is the Sigma 17-50 heads and shoulders above these?
Thanks,
Pa.
Cheers,
Pa
http://www.photoblog.ie where every post have a musical reference as it's title.
redbusa99
Posted 01/09/2022 - 19:39 Link
have bought a fair bit from them and never been disappointed, in fact a few things i would have rated higher than they did
odd lens or 2

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dinneenp
Posted 01/09/2022 - 19:47 Link
Bought the Sigma 1750.getting delivered to a friend in NI, who will send it to me
Cheers,
Pa
http://www.photoblog.ie where every post have a musical reference as it's title.

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