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Old Aug 27, 2007, 10:17 PM   #11
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Quick question. What distance does the Sigma 120-300 2.8 give you?


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Old Aug 28, 2007, 7:42 AM   #12
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a 300mm lens will give you about 40 yards. A 400mm lens 50-60 yards.
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Old Aug 28, 2007, 8:00 AM   #13
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Thanks.:-)
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Old Aug 28, 2007, 11:16 AM   #14
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I looked for the Sigma 120-300. I found this lens at Express Camera (ever heard of it?) for $1699.00

Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 EX APO IF Autofocus - is this the lens you use? The price sounded too off of what you quoted (aprox $2700)
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I looked for the Sigma 120-300. I found this lens at Express Camera (ever heard of it?) for $1699.00

Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 EX APO IF Autofocus - is this the lens you use? The price sounded too off of what you quoted (aprox $2700)
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Old Aug 28, 2007, 11:32 AM   #16
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I looked for the Sigma 120-300. I found this lens at Express Camera (ever heard of it?) for $1699.00

Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 EX APO IF Autofocus - is this the lens you use? The price sounded too off of what you quoted (aprox $2700)
Express cameras has a reseller rating of 0.71 out of 10. They're a scam outfit. Always look at www.resellerratings.com for ratings on an outfit.

There are 2 outfits selling the lens for $2260 right now:

www.us1camera.com

www.sigma4less.com

But there seems to be some concern based on comments in resellerratings that sigma4less is selling grey market gear - that is sigma lenses not meant for sale within the US - so you don't get the 3 year USA warranty. That would concern me. Any place you buy from you want to be sure you're getting a US product with the full 3 year (in this case) USA warranty. I've never done business with either of these companies before. The 7 out of 10 on resellerratings for sigma4less concerns me. US1Camera has a good rating (and quite a few responses)but to be honest I had never heard of them before. The only company I see selling this lens that I can 100% recommend is bhphoto which is selling it for $2700.
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Thanks so much for the rating info. I am always one to check Consumer reports, but for camera gear I had no idea where to look for this info. $2700 is steep for my part time hobby
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