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Jan 04, 2013 21:55 |  #871

kponds wrote in post #15446310 (external link)
I doubt you're going to find a deal on a used one that's compelling enough to beat the $299 that you can get a new one for now.

Who knows until the official pricing and reviews of the new one come out -- but I'd jump all over the existing lens at $299 regardless. There's not a lot wrong with the lens that would be worth an extra $200 or more dollars.


On a side note I just got a new Sigma lens (the 10-20) and the zoom and focus rings turn in the opposite direction of the 17-70, that's going to be so weird. I understand different brands having different zoom ring directions but you would think that Sigma would at least standardize on one direction.

That's what I love about Sigma you have to go the other direction....lol. Where is this lens for sale at for $299.00? I found it at B&H for $399.00 http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …70mm_F2_8_4_DC_​Macro.html (external link)
If that is not the right one please point it out to me. Thanks


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Jan 05, 2013 06:06 |  #872

Not sure ... it was discussed a few pages back on here.

On some sigma lenses you have to go the other direction ... and some you don't. i just wish they would be consistent.




  
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Jan 05, 2013 06:48 |  #873

Marco315 wrote in post #15446391 (external link)
That's what I love about Sigma you have to go the other direction....lol. Where is this lens for sale at for $299.00? I found it at B&H for $399.00 http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …70mm_F2_8_4_DC_​Macro.html (external link)
If that is not the right one please point it out to me. Thanks

It jumped back up $100.00. I do not feel so bad now


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Jan 05, 2013 07:07 |  #874

I think it is off sale now, so if you were thinking about buying one, it's a bummer now. I will say that after using it for a little bit, even at $400 it's a pretty good deal if you are looking for an upgrade to a kit lens or something similar for a walkaround. Great build quality, sharp enough wide open, great minimum focusing distance, f2.8-4, built in OS, and covers a good 17-70mm range for walkaround. I was using my buddy's 24-70L and while it is great, for a walkaround, I found that it isn't wide enough and the added OS from Sigma is a bonus and for 1/4 the price.




  
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Jan 05, 2013 07:16 |  #875

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Just got my lens and the first 30mins of shooting random things with it, I'd say I am very surprised. I was worried about how it might be too soft wide open at 70mm, but wide open at f4, it is still very sharp indeed. Focus is spot on, albeit the focus makes a bit clicking noise when it's trying to lock it down, but that's no biggie. The focus ring is a bit too close to the zoom so I am grabbing the focus ring while I'm trying to shoot, making the focus ring lock but I'll adjust after awhile.

Overall, thoroughly impressed so far.

Edit: I do notice that wide open at 17mm, vignetting is pretty strong WITH a white background but the reviews say it's pretty good. I'll say that wide open at 17mm, the corner shadows are kind of noticeable, to the point someone might even think I post processed SLIGHT vignetting into the picture when the background is white. If the background is busy with colors, it's not that noticeable at all.

I noticed it vignettes strong at 17mm with the lens hood on too. Off it is not so bad. Nothing you cannot fix in Canon DPP or Lightroom


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Jan 05, 2013 08:55 |  #876

ian_socool wrote in post #15447320 (external link)
It jumped back up $100.00. I do not feel so bad now

Missed the sale wasn't looking at it until recently my luck.


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Jan 05, 2013 08:58 |  #877

TriangleZ wrote in post #15447354 (external link)
I think it is off sale now, so if you were thinking about buying one, it's a bummer now. I will say that after using it for a little bit, even at $400 it's a pretty good deal if you are looking for an upgrade to a kit lens or something similar for a walkaround. Great build quality, sharp enough wide open, great minimum focusing distance, f2.8-4, built in OS, and covers a good 17-70mm range for walkaround. I was using my buddy's 24-70L and while it is great, for a walkaround, I found that it isn't wide enough and the added OS from Sigma is a bonus and for 1/4 the price.

yeah missed the sale because I wasn't looking at it until the past few days....hate to pay the extra 100.00 but for quality its worth it.


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Jan 05, 2013 08:59 |  #878

kponds wrote in post #15447269 (external link)
Not sure ... it was discussed a few pages back on here.

On some sigma lenses you have to go the other direction ... and some you don't. i just wish they would be consistent.

All of mine so far have been opposite direction would be nice if they settled on way agreed.


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Jan 05, 2013 10:27 |  #879

Actually, it's still on sale but it's only $50 off versus the $150 off that it was at. Their web site originally said the $150 off good through the 15th. Maybe they sold more than they expected and ran out.




  
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Jan 05, 2013 12:10 |  #880

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Actually, it's still on sale but it's only $50 off versus the $150 off that it was at. Their web site originally said the $150 off good through the 15th. Maybe they sold more than they expected and ran out.


I see where a lot of sales are going off tomorrow as well. Always buy from B&H but may look around for a day or two, thanks.


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Jan 05, 2013 16:53 |  #881

Marco315 wrote in post #15448218 (external link)
I see where a lot of sales are going off tomorrow as well. Always buy from B&H but may look around for a day or two, thanks.

If you haven't already done so, sign up for the emails. That's how I found out about it. They are always running specials.




  
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Jan 05, 2013 17:01 |  #882

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If you haven't already done so, sign up for the emails. That's how I found out about it. They are always running specials.


I'll do that for sure, oh how I hate to pay this price for it but it may be higher soon, plus should be worth it.
And this baby is bought! Thanks


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Jan 05, 2013 17:44 |  #883

Since the new version of this lens is supposed to be released at the end of January, I'm going to wait until then and see what the reviews are like and then make a decision.




  
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Jan 05, 2013 17:54 |  #884

mnphotos wrote in post #15449372 (external link)
Since the new version of this lens is supposed to be released at the end of January, I'm going to wait until then and see what the reviews are like and then make a decision.

I had thought about doing that to but since I just bought a new camera thought I would act now before the price goes up. Oh I am expecting the new version to be kick butt and will probably be sorry I bought before its release. :confused:


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Jan 05, 2013 18:57 |  #885

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I had thought about doing that to but since I just bought a new camera thought I would act now before the price goes up. Oh I am expecting the new version to be kick butt and will probably be sorry I bought before its release. :confused:

Optically, the specs look the same. I suspect the differences will be in build quality since Sigma has revamped their QA department to provide better, more consistent lenses. That's just a guess though.




  
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