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    is this lense worth the money?

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    I would personally get the sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5

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    depends on what u use it for, i would wait for DA16-50 or upcoming DA17-70

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    if you are not in a hurry to use it. I think it will be better to wait for the DA16-50/2.8. DA16-45/4 should be worth the money. It depends on your needs of it. Personally, I will prefer to go for fast speed lense like the f/2.8 as I do more natural light photography.
    Last edited by seafone; 29th January 2007 at 03:53 PM.

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    not worth 600+, only 400+

    i think sigma 17-70 (DX) or tamron 24-135 (full-frame)more suitable....

    if u like a sharp F2.8 at cheap price, should go for sigma 18-50/2.8 DG MACRO

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinkvision View Post
    sigma 18-50/2.8 DG MACRO
    Not available yet in pentax mount right?

    Or is it?

    Any idea of local cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnaxe View Post
    I would personally get the sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5
    But seems no shop currently has this Sigma lens in stock I'd like to get one for my coming trip

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    But seems no shop currently has this Sigma lens in stock I'd like to get one for my coming trip
    Called Sigma Marketing in Singapore and told me that the Pentax mount will only come in after CNY...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    But seems no shop currently has this Sigma lens in stock I'd like to get one for my coming trip
    Did you call TK? They may have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcsum View Post
    Did you call TK? They may have one.
    Yes, I called TK and CP, went to AP and MS Color (where I bought the K100D), none of them had it instock. Heard some QC issues w/ this lens, better buy it locally so I can exchange if it has any FF/BF problem.

    But looks like I'll have to try my luck w/ online order

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Yes, I called TK and CP, went to AP and MS Color (where I bought the K100D), none of them had it instock. Heard some QC issues w/ this lens, better buy it locally so I can exchange if it has any FF/BF problem.

    But looks like I'll have to try my luck w/ online order
    Please don't do that... When I was hunting for this lend for my old Canon camera, I had to go through 3 lenses because 2 had focusing issues (backfocus) and one had soft images. Eventually got it after a 4th try...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulpix0r View Post
    Please don't do that... When I was hunting for this lend for my old Canon camera, I had to go through 3 lenses because 2 had focusing issues (backfocus) and one had soft images. Eventually got it after a 4th try...
    Wow! That's 1 out of 4! Guess I'll have to buy back a DA16-45 for the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Wow! That's 1 out of 4! Guess I'll have to buy back a DA16-45 for the trip.
    I'm quite upset with Sigma's QC, still as horrible as ever. I wanted to import the Sigma 100-300mm but decided against it after recalling my experience with Sigma lenses...

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    Quote Originally Posted by exiledbummer View Post
    is this lense worth the money?
    What's the lowest price for the DA16-45 lens nowadays? I bought mine at CP quite a while ago for $505 only. But sold it off in waiting for the DA*16-50/2.8. Now I'm sure I won't get this fast zoom lens, thinking of getting the DA16-45 back ...

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    J&J had lots of stock of sigma PK lens. but dont know the price....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinkvision View Post
    J&J had lots of stock of sigma PK lens. but dont know the price....
    You think they have the DC 17-70/2.8-4.5 available there

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinkvision View Post
    J&J had lots of stock of sigma PK lens. but dont know the price....
    Hi
    I missed this. Where is J&J?
    cheers

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    the ex dealer for pentax?

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    Default Re: DA 16-45mm

    Please clue us in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    MS Color (where I bought the K100D)
    hurhur. enjoy

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