Sigma 8-16 price?

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kitsios_spyros
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Sigma 8-16 price?
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Ok, 2 friends will soon visit me from the USA and Australia. They could bring a couple of goodies with them tax free:) What is the best price for Sigma 8-16 for our mount sourced from these two regions? Availability matters..

I have seen only this lately http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53256739. Any update?

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kitsios_spyros wrote:

Ok, 2 friends will soon visit me from the USA and Australia. They could bring a couple of goodies with them tax free:) What is the best price for Sigma 8-16 for our mount sourced from these two regions? Availability matters..

I have seen only this lately http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53256739. Any update?

That lens is hard to find these days. I only see them on ebay.com and Amazon.com via sellers out of Japan.

http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-8-16mm-4-5-5-6-Pentax-Digital/dp/B003G2A71G/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1397650584&sr=1-1&keywords=sigma+8-16mm+pentax

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Hi Kitsios_spyros,

the 8-16 is still available in the EU. Maybe not in every shop, but I never had the feeling that the prices in the US were significantly lower.

I own this lens and had to send it back once for repair, a HSM defect. Take into account, that you won't have any warranty when you buy this lens somewhere across the ocean.

Quick checked: digitfoto has it for approx 707 € incl delivery to greece (3 years warranty). Distriweb (french seller, via amazon) for 667 + delivery.

Kind regards

Albert

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brandrx wrote:

kitsios_spyros wrote:

Ok, 2 friends will soon visit me from the USA and Australia. They could bring a couple of goodies with them tax free:) What is the best price for Sigma 8-16 for our mount sourced from these two regions? Availability matters..

I have seen only this lately http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53256739. Any update?

That lens is hard to find these days. I only see them on ebay.com and Amazon.com via sellers out of Japan.

http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-8-16mm-4-5-5-6-Pentax-Digital/dp/B003G2A71G/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1397650584&sr=1-1&keywords=sigma+8-16mm+pentax

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That must be one of those lenses that Sigma president was talking about they produce in only a "limited run" for the Pentax mount, as when I clicked on all four other mounts it showed up as being sold directly by Amazon and available with Amazon Prime.

I don't care HOW BIG OF AN ELECTRONICS COMPANY SONY IS (the biggest, I think), I still find it downright SAD that they came VERY LATE to the camera marketplace and yet have now surpassed one of the oldest, best-known brands (Pentax), the FIRST to sell a million units, and THEY now get preferential treatment from Sigma on lens builds OVER Pentax. And I don't care WHAT the president of Sigma says, I still have to think there's more than just higher sales volume from Sony going on -- especially now that another industry giant (Ricoh) is behind the Pentax brand.

Antitrust laws that apply in America DO NOT apply in places like Japan, where all these companies are based. I have no basis for any theory, just an uncomfortable feeling.

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Hi Jeff,

I think there is nothing like conspiracy, it is just a matter of the market share Pentax has. And this is a consequence of some marketing faults Pentax made.

I recently asked in this forum, which serial numbers owners of the Tamron 2.8/70-200 have, and it seems, they have only sold 7,000 units of that lens with PKA mount. Worldwide! I have no idea, how much units Sigma sells with Pentax mount, but I know it is at least 3 As I have a LBA from time to time, the number might increase in the next months.

Have a nice day

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I don't know if this company has them in stock in Australia for $802 AUD

http://www.digitalcamerawarehouse.com.au/prod6796.htm

Also your friend could call CR Kennedy the distributor directly to find out.

I got mine from them for about $750 AUD but the dollar has dropped a little lately.

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Hi Kitsios_spyros,

the 8-16 is still available in the EU. Maybe not in every shop, but I never had the feeling that the prices in the US were significantly lower.

I own this lens and had to send it back once for repair, a HSM defect. Take into account, that you won't have any warranty when you buy this lens somewhere across the ocean.

Quick checked: digitfoto has it for approx 707 € incl delivery to greece (3 years warranty). Distriweb (french seller, via amazon) for 667 + delivery.

Kind regards

Albert

Albert, Sigma 8-16 has no HSM.
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Kesha wrote:

Hi Kitsios_spyros,

the 8-16 is still available in the EU. Maybe not in every shop, but I never had the feeling that the prices in the US were significantly lower.

I own this lens and had to send it back once for repair, a HSM defect. Take into account, that you won't have any warranty when you buy this lens somewhere across the ocean.

Quick checked: digitfoto has it for approx 707 € incl delivery to greece (3 years warranty). Distriweb (french seller, via amazon) for 667 + delivery.

Kind regards

Albert

Albert, Sigma 8-16 has no HSM.

Hi Kesha,

My Pentax mount Sigma 8-16mm does have HSM (written in big bold letters right on the lens).

Cheers.

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Sigma has produced 8-16mm lens for pentax mount only with HSM  AFAI know.

R.Raghu

brandrx wrote:

Kesha wrote:

Hi Kitsios_spyros,

the 8-16 is still available in the EU. Maybe not in every shop, but I never had the feeling that the prices in the US were significantly lower.

I own this lens and had to send it back once for repair, a HSM defect. Take into account, that you won't have any warranty when you buy this lens somewhere across the ocean.

Quick checked: digitfoto has it for approx 707 € incl delivery to greece (3 years warranty). Distriweb (french seller, via amazon) for 667 + delivery.

Kind regards

Albert

Albert, Sigma 8-16 has no HSM.

Hi Kesha,

My Pentax mount Sigma 8-16mm does have HSM (written in big bold letters right on the lens).

Cheers.

Ron

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Sigma has produced 8-16mm lens for pentax mount only with HSM  AFAI know.

R.Raghu

brandrx wrote:

Kesha wrote:

Hi Kitsios_spyros,

the 8-16 is still available in the EU. Maybe not in every shop, but I never had the feeling that the prices in the US were significantly lower.

I own this lens and had to send it back once for repair, a HSM defect. Take into account, that you won't have any warranty when you buy this lens somewhere across the ocean.

Quick checked: digitfoto has it for approx 707 € incl delivery to greece (3 years warranty). Distriweb (french seller, via amazon) for 667 + delivery.

Kind regards

Albert

Albert, Sigma 8-16 has no HSM.

Hi Kesha,

My Pentax mount Sigma 8-16mm does have HSM (written in big bold letters right on the lens).

Cheers.

Ron

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My sigma 8-16 has no HSM.
It is screw.

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Hi Kesha,

my 8-16 does only have HSM, there is no clutch for a screwdrive. I am quite sure, that this is the only type of this lens that has been sold in Europe and also the intl web page does not list a non-HSM version.

Do you think, they made a 2nd version certain markets?

HSM

no clutch for a screw drive

kind Regards

Albert

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fotobert wrote:

Hi Kesha,

my 8-16 does only have HSM, there is no clutch for a screwdrive. I am quite sure, that this is the only type of this lens that has been sold in Europe and also the intl web page does not list a non-HSM version.

Do you think, they made a 2nd version certain markets?

HSM

no clutch for a screw drive

kind Regards

Albert

I wonder how I missed this mark after owned for years?
My apologize

But I think I saw the clutch then I think it is not HSM.

Yes it is HSM but I think I saw the clutch for camera body motor?

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Thank you all for the response! Yes, servicing is an issue but the price difference is enough to make me think of it. Let's see if my friends have enough time to get it for me before they come to Greece!

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I have a similar problem. I recently bought a Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 ex dc hsm. I always thought that this lens was produced w/o OS for Pentax. A few days ago I found some pics in the net of this lens with OS. Now I am not sure if I bought the wrong lens.

But mine works fine. Very happy with it.

Have a nice day
Albert

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kitsios_spyros wrote:

Ok, 2 friends will soon visit me from the USA and Australia. They could bring a couple of goodies with them tax free:) What is the best price for Sigma 8-16 for our mount sourced from these two regions? Availability matters..

I have seen only this lately http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53256739. Any update?

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Spyros

It's in stock and available in the UK at SRS Microsystems for £499 and they will ship to euroland .....

http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/4919/Sigma-8-16mm-F4-5-5-6-DC-HSM-Lens---Pentax-Fit.html

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McBrian wrote:

kitsios_spyros wrote:

Ok, 2 friends will soon visit me from the USA and Australia. They could bring a couple of goodies with them tax free:) What is the best price for Sigma 8-16 for our mount sourced from these two regions? Availability matters..

I have seen only this lately http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53256739. Any update?

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Spyros

It's in stock and available in the UK at SRS Microsystems for £499 and they will ship to euroland .....

http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/4919/Sigma-8-16mm-F4-5-5-6-DC-HSM-Lens---Pentax-Fit.html

Yup, that's where i got mine from.

Grab one Spiros, it's a great lens! 8mm is amazing. I just came back from a trip to Norway. I had eight lens with me (=fun in the airport), and the one i used most was no doubt the 8-16 for all those landscapes. I don't think i could travel without it.

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