WTB: Sigma 100-300 f4


plustm

Link Posted 29/12/2012 - 16:59
As the title says (for Pentax)

cabstar

Link Posted 29/12/2012 - 19:42
Very very good luck with your search...
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darkskies

Link Posted 29/12/2012 - 20:49
I don't blame you. They come up occasionally on ebay but it won't come cheap!!
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simonarron

Link Posted 30/12/2012 - 07:56
If memory serves, the last two I saw on eBay fetched 700-800 - but I haven't noticed such a listing for quite a few months.

Out of curiosity, I recently asked a dealer about market values and was told a K-mount Sigma 100-300 f4 might fetch "1100-1200, if we could get hold of one", which gives you an idea about scarcity and perceived demand.

It's obviously worth keeping an eye on dealer websites, but it's the kind of thing that could be snapped up before they've had an opportunity to list it. eBay patience is probably the best option, with an emphasis on "patience".

obione

Link Posted 30/12/2012 - 08:41
And the possibility of pentax full frame will push the prices up...
simonarron wrote:
If memory serves, the last two I saw on eBay fetched 700-800 - but I haven't noticed such a listing for quite a few months.

Out of curiosity, I recently asked a dealer about market values and was told a K-mount Sigma 100-300 f4 might fetch "1100-1200, if we could get hold of one", which gives you an idea about scarcity and perceived demand.

It's obviously worth keeping an eye on dealer websites, but it's the kind of thing that could be snapped up before they've had an opportunity to list it. eBay patience is probably the best option, with an emphasis on "patience".


k-5, K-5ii,60-250 f4, 50 f1.4 af,17-70 f4, 100mm macro wr,siggy 10-20 siggy 100-300f4
Last Edited by obione on 30/12/2012 - 08:42

ricardoruca

Link Posted 30/12/2012 - 12:38
Im trying to buy it in Spain, but be carefull! If you can, try to test the lens before buy it.
I have tested two copies, and both had back focus. This issue is impossible to solve in this lens, and you will have to send it to a special repair shop and recalibrate the glasses, very expensive process
Good luck!

cabstar

Link Posted 30/12/2012 - 16:00
If you can do without the zoom range the DA* 300mm f/4 would be an easier option.
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Mike-P

Link Posted 30/12/2012 - 17:39
I sold mine as I found I used the Pentax DA* 60-250mm f4 a lot more than the Sigma. The proceeds from the sale bought me the same lens in Canon mount plus a Sigma 180mm DG EX f3.5 and 1.4x teleconverter (also in Canon mount)

Mad prices they go for but the 100-400mm range is where Pentax really suffers imo.
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plustm

Link Posted 30/12/2012 - 18:26
Hi guys

I know that this lens is very, very difficult to buy.
I'm patient. If I can not buy until April, maybe I will buy DA 300 or S 150-500.
At the moment I'm waiting for proposals.

plustm

plustm

Link Posted 03/01/2013 - 20:34
Bump.

Frogfish

Link Posted 04/01/2013 - 09:50
As has been mentioned if you need the zoom range then the 60-250 is a superb lens. Otherwise the DA*300 is even better.
http://frogfish.smugmug.com/ Pentax. Pentax DA*300/4, Cosina 55/1.2, Lens Baby Composer Pro & Edge 80, AFA x1.7, Metz 50 af1.
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plustm

Link Posted 09/01/2013 - 16:39
Bump..

plustm

Link Posted 18/01/2013 - 15:11
I got some offers ...
Now I'm waiting for a package.
I think "a bit" too expensive.

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johnriley

Link Posted 18/01/2013 - 15:46
Two posts removed, please stay on topic. Many thanks.

obione

Link Posted 18/01/2013 - 16:04
Quality lens... but 120-300 f2.8 isnt made for pentax so this is the next best, as i also own Pentax 60-250mm i like both in a different way...
k-5, K-5ii,60-250 f4, 50 f1.4 af,17-70 f4, 100mm macro wr,siggy 10-20 siggy 100-300f4
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