new Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 again? But now with weather sealing for sports?

Started Jan 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
Thorbard Contributing Member • Posts: 689
Re: new Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 again? But now with weather sealing for sports?

joger wrote:

Do I get that right?

Again a new Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 OS HSM but now with weather sealing?

It's obviously a new tripod mount and some minor optically differences to the 2012 version.

If this is really true my reservations to buy any Sigma product get even more reasons.

I know short product cycles but 1 year - come on - this is crazy - please tell me I am reading the posting wrong!

1st - I did not know tha the old version had no weather sealing and 2ndly I am surprised to see a new lens of the new lens - this is crazy - IMHO

If I just had bought a 2012 model I would freak out - the used prices will be directly impacted by that and those lenses are not really cheap - even Sigma charges a hefty price tag fur fast tele-zooms if they start to be good.

Good news of course for all those out wanting a fast 300 mm lens with weather sealing.

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I think (not sure though) its basically the same lens in a new package. I personally would love to be able to afford the older (OS) version right now, because I think it looks marginally better balanced and has a nicer lens hood, but at this rate, there will probably be yet another new one out by the time I'm ready for any 300mm lens.

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