Sigma 24mm Pentax "A" f/2.8mm


tyronet2000

Link Posted 01/05/2014 - 13:04
Anyone used this lens. Saw it in a shop at 69 looked brand new. Is it worth it?
Regards
Stan

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Algernon

Link Posted 01/05/2014 - 13:57
Excellent lens Stan. Either the Sigma or the Tokina 24mm.
(Not the same lens) Hardly any difference results wise and
better than the Pentax equivalents, some of which are
mediocre.

Vignettes quite heavily at f/2.8, but OK f/4 onwards.

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Last Edited by Algernon on 01/05/2014 - 13:58

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tyronet2000

Link Posted 01/05/2014 - 14:29
I might pop into the shop and make an offer on it then. Thought it might be ok for landscape work so would be getting used around f/8. I was quite surprised to see "Pentax Fit" on the label and think that's what caught my eye
Regards
Stan

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Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 01/05/2014 - 15:09
Presumably this is the Sigma super-wide. There are manual and auto focus versions, I used to own the former but sold it for the latter, but both have the same optics (which are superb). It's particularly good on sunny days as it renders blues (nice skies for example) beautifully. It's very sharp, even wide open.

The manual focus version is smaller and much nicer to use on manual cameras, I suppose the AF version makes sense if you don't want to focus manually.

I would certainly recommend the lens. 69 seems a little bit steep for the MF version, but if it's in mint condition and comes with a guarantee it could be worth it.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

geordie01

Link Posted 01/05/2014 - 15:13
Is it the Superwide 11 Stan if so it is a great lens 69.00 is a bit on the high side
If it is auto focus model go back and take the shop owners arm off!!
Where is the shop??

DrOrloff

Link Posted 01/05/2014 - 16:17
I'd have considered 69 the right price when I was looking for one not so long ago - they seemed to go on ebay for around that. However, for some reason the market for used lenses seems to be in the doldrums so it might be worth shopping around.
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 01/05/2014 - 16:42
Decided to buy it. It's the auto focus model and seems to function ok. It's got a 3 month warranty so just need some fine weather

@Geordie, the shop is Bob Wilson, Ashington. Doesn't have a lot of Pentax stuff but then who has
Regards
Stan

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tyronet2000

Link Posted 01/05/2014 - 17:06
Macro test shot hand held untweeked except for resizing
K5 Sigma 24mm f/2.8 1/400s iso 125



Regards
Stan

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kh1234567890

Link Posted 01/05/2014 - 17:32
tyronet2000 wrote:
Decided to buy it. It's the auto focus model

Some people have all the luck. If you ever get bored with it, let me know
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Algernon

Link Posted 01/05/2014 - 19:26
Well done Stan You can always sell it for 200
69+ was the going rate for the MF version a year or so ago.

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Algi

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 01/05/2014 - 19:52
Stan, you lucked out there! Have the mf version and love it. Always fancied the af version but couldn't justify the extra expense. But I paid more than you for my mf version!
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mikedefieslife

Link Posted 01/05/2014 - 22:44
69 is a bargain. They are going for more than that on ebay.

Mike-P

Link Posted 01/05/2014 - 22:51
mikedefieslife wrote:
69 is a bargain. They are going for more than that on ebay.

True enough, I sold mine on here to MattyH for 165 ... 69 is a steal.
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geordie01

Link Posted 02/05/2014 - 07:02
Result Stan
Never even knew the place existed.(the shop that is)
Last Edited by geordie01 on 02/05/2014 - 07:13

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 02/05/2014 - 12:11
I saw a couple of these for sale as new old stock for 99 a couple of years back. I already had one so I didn't bother. I wish I'd bought them because prices have gone up a lot since then and I'd have made a bit of profit.

Have fun with the new lens, it is excellent.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses
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