WTB. Sigma 100-300 F4


Irek

Link Posted 05/10/2016 - 11:07
Hi, I'm looking for Sigma 100-300 f4 in mint condition and if someone have one for sale send me message please.
Thanks,
Irek.
Pentax ME-F, MZ-3 RIP, MZ-S, K-1
Irix 15mm F2.4, Pentax D-FA 24-70mm F2.8, FA 31mm F1.8 Ltd, FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd, FA 77mm F1.8 Ltd, Sigma 100-300 F4 + TC 1.4x, AF 540 FGZ
Ricoh GR III
Hitech-Formatt 10% off all filters code - CIEJ10

jeallen01

Link Posted 05/10/2016 - 23:01
Be aware that there are 2 distinct versions of this lens, and the 2nd is the one to go for because it has fewer issues - see various threads on US pentaxforums.com or I can try to provide relevant links.

Also, be aware that there will be little in the way of spares available for even the 2nd version.

FWIW I have V2 and it works well within its , and quite old, inherent limits, and the overall worth may well depend on which body with which you need it to work - in my case that means that it works better with my K-3 (V1) whereas my 150-500 HSM OS works better with my K-5 V1 (there are basic reasons for this, notably that the K-3 has a stronger/faster screw-drive motor than the K-5).
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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Irek

Link Posted 05/10/2016 - 23:25
I need them for my K-1 and I think Sigma 100-300 f4 give me a high IQ. Maybe later get a TC x1.4 but first I need a lens. Thank you for attention regarding the version of the lens, now I know I need to have a look of the v2.
Thank you so much jeallen01
Pentax ME-F, MZ-3 RIP, MZ-S, K-1
Irix 15mm F2.4, Pentax D-FA 24-70mm F2.8, FA 31mm F1.8 Ltd, FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd, FA 77mm F1.8 Ltd, Sigma 100-300 F4 + TC 1.4x, AF 540 FGZ
Ricoh GR III
Hitech-Formatt 10% off all filters code - CIEJ10

Irek

Link Posted 12/10/2016 - 11:58
Bump
Pentax ME-F, MZ-3 RIP, MZ-S, K-1
Irix 15mm F2.4, Pentax D-FA 24-70mm F2.8, FA 31mm F1.8 Ltd, FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd, FA 77mm F1.8 Ltd, Sigma 100-300 F4 + TC 1.4x, AF 540 FGZ
Ricoh GR III
Hitech-Formatt 10% off all filters code - CIEJ10

JAK

Irek

Link Posted 12/10/2016 - 12:27
Thank you for the link but I'm looking for v2, I heard about issues with v1
Pentax ME-F, MZ-3 RIP, MZ-S, K-1
Irix 15mm F2.4, Pentax D-FA 24-70mm F2.8, FA 31mm F1.8 Ltd, FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd, FA 77mm F1.8 Ltd, Sigma 100-300 F4 + TC 1.4x, AF 540 FGZ
Ricoh GR III
Hitech-Formatt 10% off all filters code - CIEJ10

JAK

Link Posted 12/10/2016 - 12:46
You didn't say. How do you identify a V2 from a V1?
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Irek

Link Posted 12/10/2016 - 13:02
Sorry, jeallen01 told me about issues.
jeallen01 wrote:
Be aware that there are 2 distinct versions of this lens, and the 2nd is the one to go for because it has fewer issues - see various threads on US pentaxforums.com or I can try to provide relevant links.

Also, be aware that there will be little in the way of spares available for even the 2nd version.

FWIW I have V2 and it works well within its , and quite old, inherent limits, and the overall worth may well depend on which body with which you need it to work - in my case that means that it works better with my K-3 (V1) whereas my 150-500 HSM OS works better with my K-5 V1 (there are basic reasons for this, notably that the K-3 has a stronger/faster screw-drive motor than the K-5).

They have a different rubber, looks a little bit different. Sigma from Ebay is a definitely v1.
Pentax ME-F, MZ-3 RIP, MZ-S, K-1
Irix 15mm F2.4, Pentax D-FA 24-70mm F2.8, FA 31mm F1.8 Ltd, FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd, FA 77mm F1.8 Ltd, Sigma 100-300 F4 + TC 1.4x, AF 540 FGZ
Ricoh GR III
Hitech-Formatt 10% off all filters code - CIEJ10

truckerathome

Link Posted 17/10/2016 - 10:16
Not all the first versions had issues. I`ve had mine for years now with no troubles whatsoever focusing or otherwise. In fact I had two as had the chance to purchase the second at a price I couldn't turn down. I eventually traded that in at SRS (which was probably the one they sold and that was mint condition with no problems either) for a 150-450. I kept the other one, but as the 150-450 spends most of the time on my camera it rarely gets used now. If you are interested I would sell it for 535 for a quick sale which includes next day delivery, if not I will list it on here or on ebay some time soon. Let me know. It looks like new. You wont find a better example of that I guarantee. For a sharpness comparison I have posted with this reply six pictures, two each of which were taken with the Sigma 100-300, the Pentax 150-450 and the Pentax 300 f4*, all hand held at 300mm. It was just a quick basic check to give a comparison between the lenses. They are all Jpegs straight out of my camera (K3II, no focussing adjustments in camera for any lens neither) no processing just resized for the web. Can you tell which lens goes with which pair of photographs?

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Last Edited by truckerathome on 17/10/2016 - 10:17
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