Sigma 8-16


xbow

Link Posted 25/08/2014 - 22:13
Am I correct in saying there seems to be two versions of this lens, one with the usual sigma "flock" finish and another with a smooth finish like the later version of the Sigma 12-24. Anyone know why? Prefer the smooth version, is that what I'm likely to get if I order one?
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Sigma 8-16 Pentax DA 16-45 Pentax DA 55-300 Pentax 18-55WR Tamron 90 Di Macro Metz 44 AF-1

Mike-P

Link Posted 25/08/2014 - 22:20
They just changed the finish, optically they are exactly the same.

My 70-200mm f2.8 and 50-500mm OS are made up of both types of finish, obviously they wanted to use up the old bits first
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jules

Link Posted 26/08/2014 - 07:55
Mike is spot on here, and the Siggy 8-16mm is a remarkable lens!
The newer smooth finish is better to be honest, it does not mark up anywhere as easily as the old flocked type matte finish.
Don't confuse it with the finish on the FF 12-24 "New" version as that one is mostly metal and quite heavy in comparison though, that said and as an aside,
the 8-16 does a decent job at 16mm on FF as well in case your interested...
Like I say remarkable lens...

http://www.photoclubalpha.com/2012/08/06/sigma-ultrawide-zooms-old-and-new-12-24...
Cheers Jules...
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xbow

Link Posted 26/08/2014 - 08:08
Thanks for that guys!
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Sigma 8-16 Pentax DA 16-45 Pentax DA 55-300 Pentax 18-55WR Tamron 90 Di Macro Metz 44 AF-1

xbow

Link Posted 02/09/2014 - 16:35
I pulled the trigger on getting the Sigma the other day. Build quality is very nice and the new finish is much nicer!
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Sigma 8-16 Pentax DA 16-45 Pentax DA 55-300 Pentax 18-55WR Tamron 90 Di Macro Metz 44 AF-1

Mike-P

Link Posted 02/09/2014 - 16:43
xbow wrote:
I pulled the trigger on getting the Sigma the other day. Build quality is very nice and the new finish is much nicer!

I emailed Sigma to ask them if they would change the finish on my 2 lenses as I would prefer them to be 100% the newer finish. They said certainly sir, that will be £135 for each lens.
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jules

Link Posted 02/09/2014 - 18:31
xbow wrote:
I pulled the trigger on getting the Sigma the other day. Build quality is very nice and the new finish is much nicer!

Show us!
Cheers Jules...
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xbow

Link Posted 02/09/2014 - 19:24
I'd love to Jules but I just don't have the time at the moment. Most frustrating but nothing I can do about it, maybe in a week or two.
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Sigma 8-16 Pentax DA 16-45 Pentax DA 55-300 Pentax 18-55WR Tamron 90 Di Macro Metz 44 AF-1

jules

Link Posted 03/09/2014 - 10:35
He He, I know what you mean, coming back to Pentax has turned out to be at the same time as a lot of Medical upheaval for me! I'm at the hospital every other day and in the days in between cooking dinner for my 92 (Soon to be 93!) year old mother, I just can't seem to get away! Not complaining about it, it's just all time consuming and involves ten miles cycling every day with a knee I'm not supposed to weight bear on at all anymore but needs must...
I'm sure we'll both get out sometime, hopefully before all the leaves fall off the trees!
Cheers Jules...
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Last Edited by jules on 03/09/2014 - 10:35
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