Sigma 400mm 5.6 APO Multi coated


Ralphpiano

Link Posted 08/04/2013 - 16:36
I'm selling my Sigma 400mm 5.6 APO Multi coated lens. I bought this lens second hand on Ebay to photograph Red Kites and have been impressed with the results I've got, but would now like to save up for a 150-500mm Sigma with autofocus.

It comes with no box, but with front and rear caps and a 72mm Hama UV filter. The lens has a built in hood. It has no dust or fungus and no scratches to the glass, there is a small 7mm scratch on the tripod mount near the APO logo.

The lens says around the hood "SIGMA TELEPHOTO-400mm 1:5.6-Multi-coated-Lens made in Japan- o72. The serial number is 1013561. I've supplied this information because I bought it secondhand and I have no box or instructions.

I paid just short of 200 + postage for this lens and it had no filter. So Paypal fees paid by me, postage paid by me, asking price 200










Here as some images I've taken with the lens on my K30
This image is as original only cropped, no PP-taken handheld




This image is uncropped but adjusted in Lightroom-taken handheld




This image is part of sharpness test I did, on a tripod, F22 iso 100 at 4metres-cropped and rotated but unadjusted


Last Edited by Ralphpiano on 08/04/2013 - 16:58

Ralphpiano

Link Posted 09/04/2013 - 16:53
Bump

timothyw

Link Posted 10/04/2013 - 09:03
So just to be clear, is this a manual focus lens?

Ralphpiano

Link Posted 10/04/2013 - 16:15
Hi Timothyw,

Thanks for your question. Yes to be clear it's manual only. As you can see from the photo's it's quite easy to focus manually on fast moving objects. You can achieve that with this lens by panning or by taking multiple exposures. I'm after a lens where I have a similar focal length but I can AF using spot focusing, so I can get a sharper image of the Kite's eyes and face. Any further questions just let me know.

Ralphpiano

Link Posted 11/04/2013 - 08:30
A good morning bump

Ralphpiano

Link Posted 11/04/2013 - 16:19
An early evening bump

Ralphpiano

Link Posted 12/04/2013 - 16:44
My favourite book by Roger Hargreaves is Mr BUMP

Ralphpiano

Link Posted 13/04/2013 - 17:15
Bump

Ralphpiano

Link Posted 15/04/2013 - 17:12
Price drop bump 195 with free delivery

Ralphpiano

Link Posted 16/04/2013 - 16:06
Here is a picture a took today with this lens

johnha

Link Posted 16/04/2013 - 21:11
PM sent.
PPG Flickr

Ralphpiano

Link Posted 16/04/2013 - 23:09
PM replied

johnha

Link Posted 19/04/2013 - 11:06
Lens received promptly and in great condition.

Many thanks.

John.
PPG Flickr

Ralphpiano

Link Posted 19/04/2013 - 11:10
Thanks John-Great communication throughout transaction-I can confidently recommend dealing with John to other forum users
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