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Wanted.Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro lens.


Posted:  Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:46   Author:  chunky   Location: Isle of Skye
Post subject:  Wanted.Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro lens.

It's funny the things you happen upon purely by chance.
I was in the dentists today for a check up and picked up a copy of outdoor photographer from 2009, and out dropped a Sigma lens catalogue which
listed (wiv pitchers) the above lens.

If anyone out there in Pentax land has one of these , or knows anybody with one of these lenses that they would be willing to sell I would be most
interested.

I know it's a real long shot but hey if you don't ask...................

 
Posted:  Fri Dec 30, 2011 16:24   Author:  CoDa   Location: Bedfordshire
Post subject:  Re: Wanted.Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro lens.

I looked it up here : - www.sigma-imaging-uk.c.../150mm.htm

According to that it is only for - SIGMA, CANON, NIKON (D)

 
Posted:  Fri Dec 30, 2011 17:15   Author:  chunky   Location: Isle of Skye
Post subject:  Re: Wanted.Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro lens.

Damn!

I wonder if they ever made it in Pentax fit then discontinued it.

 
Posted:  Fri Dec 30, 2011 19:33   Author:  SteveEveritt   Location: Barry S. Wales
Post subject:  Re: Wanted.Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro lens.

It is a recent addition to the Sigma range and it was rumored that it would appear in a Pentax mount, but so far it hasn't materialised. There was a stunning Sigma Macro 180m HSM f3.5 version until recently too, this has been discontinued however, worth keeping an eye on eBay for one but they command top dollar when they show up.
Here's on in Nikon mount link

I recently picked up an older manual focus Sigma APO Macro 180mm f2.8 and so far I'm stunned by the quality of the shots it produces, even wide open...can't wait for bug season. Example Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

 
Posted:  Fri Dec 30, 2011 19:46   Author:  Juspassinthru   
Post subject:  Re: Wanted.Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro lens.

- chunky

Damn!

I wonder if they ever made it in Pentax fit then discontinued it.



The 150mm was never made in Pentax mount.

 
Posted:  Fri Dec 30, 2011 19:51   Author:  Juspassinthru   
Post subject:  Re: Wanted.Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro lens.

- SteveEveritt

There was a stunning Sigma Macro 180m HSM f3.5 version until recently too, this has been discontinued however, worth keeping an eye on eBay for one but they command top dollar when they show up.


So much so that you can buy the 180mm in a different mount plus a decent body for it to go on and it will cost you virtually the the same as just the lens in Pentax mount Wink

 
Posted:  Fri Dec 30, 2011 22:17   Author:  chunky   Location: Isle of Skye
Post subject:  Re: Wanted.Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro lens.

OK Then , if I am to be stumped at the first post what would you macro guys reccommend, macro lens wise.

 
Posted:  Fri Dec 30, 2011 22:49   Author:  SteveEveritt   Location: Barry S. Wales
Post subject:  Re: Wanted.Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro lens.

Sigma 105mm, Tamron 90mm, Pentax 100mm (which is also available in WR)
And out of interest, I paid £210 for my 180mm

 
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