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Old Oct 8, 2007, 7:18 AM   #1
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Spoke to my Pentax guy today, will have the latest info direct from Sigma tomorrow about the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Lens.

The latest version (Macro) has been less than stellar, softness at the 105mm point and when wide open too.

The older (last years) APO non-macro version was a very sharp lens, this newer one is softer and does NOT come in Pentax Mount.

Apparently Sigma has received a LOT of complaints about the SOFTNESS and the lack of PENTAX mount. So much so they have revised the lens.

Actually, I have been informed that they have completely redesigned the lens and it is expected to come in PENTAX mount.

Will post agian tomorrow when I have the LATEST information from SIGMA.:bye:

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Old Oct 8, 2007, 7:57 AM   #2
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Thanks for that Crashman.



I didn't think the 70-200mm was in a Pentax mount.



Glad to know it will be soon.



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Old Oct 8, 2007, 11:13 AM   #3
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Did he give you atime line for releasing this new lens?

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Old Oct 8, 2007, 4:57 PM   #4
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Dal1970 wrote:
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Thanks for that Crashman.



I didn't think the 70-200mm was in a Pentax mount.



Glad to know it will be soon.



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The previous version (the sharp one) was available for Pentax however. http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=94
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Old Oct 9, 2007, 9:51 PM   #5
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Crashman wrote:
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Spoke to my Pentax guy today, will have the latest info direct from Sigma tomorrow about the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Lens.

The latest version (Macro) has been less than stellar, softness at the 105mm point and when wide open too.

The older (last years) APO non-macro version was a very sharp lens, this newer one is softer and does NOT come in Pentax Mount.


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Crash,


If that does not have Pentax mount , so be it. I had pretty impression of it (non-macro version) last yr as shown here

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...696768#p696768

Later on I have got the Sigma flash 500ST. No complaint at all. More consistant than my AF360. Surprised.

In a couple of days I will have the 24-60mm F2.8. Hope that is a good affordable choice compared with the DA* version

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Old Oct 14, 2007, 7:28 AM   #6
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Hi Guys this is my first post here

I am very interested in getting this lens when it comes out, as it been stated it isn't avail in pentax mount.

I noticed lately that sigma is decreasing alot of lenses and the few that are therearen't pentax mounts...

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Old Oct 14, 2007, 8:10 AM   #7
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Hey crash, thanks for the info

Did he mention anything about it coming out in HSM, now that Pentax supports a in-lens motor?

I ask because if it does come out in HSM, I'd rather save up for this one than a DA* 50-135mm...

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Old Oct 14, 2007, 10:47 AM   #8
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I called yesterday to ask if he (My Pentax repairer) had heard from Sigma.

Nothing!!!!!aranoid:aranoid::-?:-?:-?

Still eagerly waiting for the news myself guys.

Just got told I start back at work early :O this coming week and will be doing two missions in two different countries over the coming year.

I really really really want this lens to take with me.... :homey:

I have heard nothing from him about the set up of the lens other than it was a complete redesign of the Macro lens model to make it as sharp as last years non-macro model. No mention of SDM (HSM) but that doesn't mean they won't.

Will post IMMEDIATELY I hear anything. :bye:




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Old Oct 29, 2007, 1:55 AM   #9
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This is what I got emailed today,

"News from sigma 70-200 f2.8 for Pentax available here mid to late November"

Gee that was quick and quiet. You think if they produced the much anticipated, much back-ordered, much pre-ordered Pentax mount, that there would have released some sort media statement, website update or something.

I will wait and see what eventuates.

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