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Old Mar 14, 2004, 11:05 PM   #1
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Default SIGMA 300mm f/2.8 af --- for $1000??

i have the opertunity to buy a sigma 300mm f/2.8 af lens for $1000 for my d100
is this a good deal?
i know the guy, and the lens is in perfect shape, i got pictures of it
i would use it mostly for baseball
last i heard, he was takeing the price down because he is going to have a baby

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Old Mar 14, 2004, 11:14 PM   #2
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Sounds like a good deal. I think it's about 1/2 price or so. If you know him, I'm sure he'll let you fire off a few pics with it to test it out for yourself.
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Old Mar 14, 2004, 11:16 PM   #3
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If it is as you said Grab it.... My nikon 80-200 f2.8 was $1300 used. If I am looking at it right B&H has it for $2200 New ...Thats a Steal.
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Old Mar 14, 2004, 11:42 PM   #4
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You better grab it soon before I find your friend and I take it off his hands :P
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Old Mar 15, 2004, 11:15 AM   #5
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I don't know if Sigma ever made a non "EX" model of the 300 f2.8, but you might want to make sure that its the EX version. It's probably too short for baseball (unless you are close to the field like in a kids game) but you could add a teleconverter to it.

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Old Mar 15, 2004, 9:01 PM   #6
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i'm not sure if its the ex version or not :?
can you help me figure out if it is?
here is a picture he sent me
http://www.pbase.com/image/26972334/original
i would like to here from you before i buy it, because i dont know much about these lenses

it will be used for highschool ball
if i'm not mistaken, will this be a 450mm with the d100

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Old Mar 15, 2004, 9:11 PM   #7
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Could be an older lens or something... All newer 300mm f/2.8 are EX's with a gold ring and a removeable tripod collar!

Beside the Nikon mount version of this lens should have a quiet ultrasonic AF motor with the gold "HSM" printed on the side of the lens barrel... Hey it's 1/2 price if you don't mind the slower and noiser AF. :P
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