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My bargain 25 lens

Posted 05/07/2024 - 15:39 Link
I recently bought this Sigma 70-300mm f4/5.6 Macro lens to replace my Pentax DA 50-200mm WR because I wanted something with a bit more reach. Anyway I could not afford the Pentax 55-300mm so I looked on E-Bay and bought the Sigma for 25. It's a cracking lens to be honest despite the negative reviews I have read and with practice and a new monopod, I hope to get some great photos in the future

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Lubbyman
Posted 05/07/2024 - 15:57 Link
WiltshireBorn wrote:
I recently bought this Sigma 70-300mm f4/5.6 Macro lens...It's a cracking lens to be honest despite the negative reviews I have read

The first picture is of a Tamron lens, not Sigma... Did you read reviews of the Sigma then buy a Tamron?

But if it does what you want for 25, who cares about the manufacturer, you've got a bargain.

Steve
Posted 05/07/2024 - 16:09 Link
Lubbyman wrote:
WiltshireBorn wrote:
I recently bought this Sigma 70-300mm f4/5.6 Macro lens...It's a cracking lens to be honest despite the negative reviews I have read

The first picture is of a Tamron lens, not Sigma... Did you read reviews of the Sigma then buy a Tamron?

But if it does what you want for 25, who cares about the manufacturer, you've got a bargain.

Steve

LOL! What an idiot I am, it's because my other lens is a Sigma and I had Sigma in my brain. Yes it is a Tamron and all that I said applys to it ha ha!
Posted 05/07/2024 - 16:29 Link
Good find!
Great photos.
LennyBloke
Posted 05/07/2024 - 16:52 Link
under-rated lens - as you're proving with your images - Nice and Nice
LennyBloke
davidwozhere
Posted 05/07/2024 - 22:23 Link
BOTH lenses mentioned are very nice and I got lots of fun from my own Tamron version. Getting one for 25 is a real killing as they tend to go for twice that!
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Defragged
Posted 06/07/2024 - 00:28 Link
Lovely set of photo's.
C.O.L.B.A.S victim
(Compulsive Obsessive Lens Buying Addiction Syndrome)

What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, vintage lenses and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!
Posted 06/07/2024 - 11:07 Link
lesjacksons wrote:
Good find!
Great photos.

Thank you
Posted 06/07/2024 - 11:08 Link
LennyBloke wrote:
under-rated lens - as you're proving with your images - Nice and Nice

Thank you
Posted 06/07/2024 - 11:08 Link
davidwozhere wrote:
BOTH lenses mentioned are very nice and I got lots of fun from my own Tamron version. Getting one for 25 is a real killing as they tend to go for twice that!

Thank you, yes I was very lucky to get it so cheap
Posted 06/07/2024 - 11:09 Link
Defragged wrote:
Lovely set of photo's.

Thank you
maranatha
Posted 06/07/2024 - 14:52 Link
These are good I like got ur self a bargain 🙂
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Pwynnej
Posted 08/07/2024 - 14:35 Link
I remember buying a Sigma 70-300 4/5.6 APO Macro in the late 90s for what was then considered a bargain = 250!! Makes you think.
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