Prices of Sigma lenses going down?

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TyphoonTW
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Prices of Sigma lenses going down?
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Yesterday I went to a local photography store to see if they had the Tokina 11-16 available for test on my D7100. The price for that lense was a bit higher than B&H but pretty average for a brick and mortar store. Just for fun I asked what was the price for the Sigma 8-16. The lens was not available so the boss called his dealer and after a quick phonecall he gave me a price that was actually 50$ cheaper than B&H.

I found that to be quite surprising and he told me that most  Sigma lenses are going down in price.

Needless to say that with the small difference in price I'm starting to be interested in the 8-16 (I originally discarded it for the price), but I was wondering if anyone else has some information about Sigma pricing!

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I think so too. I was considering the Sigma 105mm OS macro when launched but it was quite expensive. I looked again recently and it is now very reasonably priced. I am now considering it again and will probably get it when Christmas is out of the way.

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If you check out the Sigma website, you will see a link to the sale prices on many lenses:

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/instant-savings?link=dec-m-02-instant-savings

There are instant savings on top of the price reductions.  When you press 'Find a Dealer', they provide links to a few internet sites with the prices offered there (the same or close).  These prices do not dictate what your brick and mortar store will sell them for, but, I would be surprised if B & H is higher. Some of the prices look very good to me but some lenses are not available at the discounted rate (17-70 C and other new ones).

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slimandy wrote:

I think so too. I was considering the Sigma 105mm OS macro when launched but it was quite expensive. I looked again recently and it is now very reasonably priced. I am now considering it again and will probably get it when Christmas is out of the way.

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You mean the Sigma "150" OS...?

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TyphoonTW wrote:

Yesterday I went to a local photography store to see if they had the Tokina 11-16 available for test on my D7100. The price for that lense was a bit higher than B&H but pretty average for a brick and mortar store. Just for fun I asked what was the price for the Sigma 8-16. The lens was not available so the boss called his dealer and after a quick phonecall he gave me a price that was actually 50$ cheaper than B&H.

I found that to be quite surprising and he told me that most Sigma lenses are going down in price.

Needless to say that with the small difference in price I'm starting to be interested in the 8-16 (I originally discarded it for the price), but I was wondering if anyone else has some information about Sigma pricing!

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It's a little premature to think that the price of all "SIGMA" lenses is on a decline because of a few (at best) instances! It's a little difficult to find proof of such a trend w/o looking at a lot of data, of which neither you, nor any typical consumer has. The executives of such companies have the data, to which none of us are privy to...

A 'sale' is something different. All companies do that...

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There are bound to be all sorts of deals on the manufacturers' websites at this time of year, in addition to the e-vendors and big box sources.  Just to report on 2 websites I looked at, Olympus willl sell you an m4/3 40-150 zoom for only $119 and Sony will sell you a NEX-3 w/16-50 for $369, rather than the very low $399 Best Buy, B&H, and Adorama were offering.

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slimandy wrote:

I think so too. I was considering the Sigma 105mm OS macro when launched but it was quite expensive. I looked again recently and it is now very reasonably priced. I am now considering it again and will probably get it when Christmas is out of the way.

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You mean the Sigma "150" OS...?

No, had that and sold it. Great quality but a bit big for my liking.

I mean the 105mm OS macro. Not as bulky or heavy as the 150 and more useful for doulbe use as a portrait lens.

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TyphoonTW wrote:

Needless to say that with the small difference in price I'm starting to be interested in the 8-16 (I originally discarded it for the price), but I was wondering if anyone else has some information about Sigma pricing!

Perhaps Sigma is reacting to the strengthening of the dollar?

Yen per Dollar, 1 year chart.  (Courtesy Bloomberg)

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Aside from the sales/rebates that Sigma has going on right now, they also have a very different pricing structure than Nikon.

Nikon more or less sets minimum prices on its cameras and lenses; this is why you rarely see them advertised below a given price point from any authorized reseller.

Sigma, however, does not do this, and as a result you see a lot more variability in price on their lenses. For example, the 35mm f/1.4g has a msrp of $1499, and you never ever see it listed at that price.

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"Sigma, however, does not do this, and as a result you see a lot more variability in price on their lenses. For example, the 35mm f/1.4g has a msrp of $1499, and you never ever see it listed at that price."

Just purchased the Sigma 35 f1.4 for $899 in Canadian dollars. I initially planned on getting the Nikon 28 f/1.8 but  when I saw the Sigma at that price I went with it. I brought my Df with me to the camera store and tested focus, it was bang on sharp and already had the latest firmware upgrade.

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Not too long ago BandH was selling the newest Sigma 70-200 F2.8 for $999!

Kind of wish I had snagged one at that price.

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