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Sigma 75-200 f2.8-3.5 PKA mount

thoughton
Posted 31/08/2009 - 20:44 Link
Hi, does anyone know anything about this lens? Is it any good? I've read that it holds f2.8 up to 135mm, which sounds pretty decent. Hard to find much more info as there seems to be another Sigma 75-200 f3.8 for Minolta Maxxums.

I've also found a pic of it, but no reviews or anything like that.
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Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27”, Macbook Pro 17”, iPad, iPhone 3G
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johnriley
Posted 31/08/2009 - 20:46 Link
Best regards, John
thoughton
Posted 01/09/2009 - 08:47 Link
Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately as far as I can see there are zero Sigma manual focus lenses listed at Photodo.
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27”, Macbook Pro 17”, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr • Fluidr • PPG • Street • Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!
johnriley
Posted 01/09/2009 - 09:01 Link
Ah, how about a Sigma lens forum if there is one? There's so much info on the web there must be some specialist out there with the stuff you need.

Happy hunting!
Best regards, John
davem
Posted 01/09/2009 - 19:44 Link
Look up Sigma User in a search engine. There is a forum similar to this pentax one dealing with all Sigma related gear. I have used it when considering sigma lenses in the past.

Dave
thoughton
Posted 04/09/2009 - 15:02 Link
Thanks DaveM, I found a couple of Sigma forums but they were both kinda deserted. 50-100 threads in a couple of years etc. Doesn't look too promising
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27”, Macbook Pro 17”, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr • Fluidr • PPG • Street • Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!
davem
Posted 04/09/2009 - 22:42 Link
Tim

Try the following http://www.sigmauser.eu/index.php I ahve checked and the forum is still live. Stuart the adminstrator is paid by Sigma and has upto date material on the site. He has good knowledge of sigme gear.

Dave
pgamble
Posted 01/01/2014 - 20:55 Link
Hi Tim

Interesting story.

I started with my Dad's 60s S3 which I still have.

In 1983 I purchased a Super A from Hong Kong which I got rid off a little while ago. Stunning camera. The only lens I kept from that I had purchased circa 1984 .. Again Hong Kong. Rarely do you have a shop assistance mistake, particularly in HK back then. I asked for a Sigma 70-200 to look at. I was given what seemed a very different type of lens to anything I'd held before ... Very heavy with a solid leather case and fast.

I loved it and was surprised to see it being sold for circa £150-200.

I purchased the lens.

On returning to the UK, I went to the London camera show. At a Pentax stand I met a rep that expressed some surprise (the lens was on my SuperA around my neck. He asked me first if it was a series III. I showed him then lens. He told me that it wasn't supposed to be available in the UK and in a few months when released it was expected to be sold at >£500.

Left me very happy. The HK guy had handed me the wrong lens.

It is stunning. I used a lot on the K10d and wouldn't get rid of it. Images very sharp ...

Did you ever get one yourself.

Paul
K3
DA* 60-250 f4
Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4
FGZ 360

K10d (just traded)

Sigma 75-200 f2.8-3.5 Series 3 KA for my Super A

S3
50 f1.4
Auto Takumar 105
Edited by pgamble: 01/01/2014 - 20:56
womble
Posted 05/01/2014 - 22:44 Link
Fun story Paul although the thread is five years old! Welcome to the fora. K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.
jeallen01
Posted 05/01/2014 - 22:57 Link
Try Pentax forums 3rd party lenses sub-forum for reviews.
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

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