200-400 f4 by end of 2012?.. maybe
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fraga
Registered: Sep 10, 2005
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PetKal wrote:
Luis, your daughter is growing up, as cute as ever. The pictures look great too.


Thanks, Peter.
For both compliments.



jcolwell wrote:
Looks great!


fraga wrote:P.S.

Thanks Jim.


jcolwell wrote:
sorry for the off-topic


Me too.


lol.
I will probably start a new topic with some tests I have done.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
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fraga wrote:
I will probably start a new topic with some tests I have done.


Good idea. I'll either join it later with my examples, or start a new one, depending on how things go.



CW100
Registered: Apr 03, 2009
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fraga wrote:
jcolwell wrote:
Based on many current online reviews of this current OS version, I expect I'll be OK.



Got mine one week ago.
Still testing it, but I like it so far.



so someone is actually using this lens



howard
Registered: Dec 07, 2002
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So someone got the 200-400 IS lens already? How much did you pay for it?



vsg28
Registered: May 07, 2012
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They are talking about the Sigma 120-300 OS lens, I knew this would happen



jcolwell
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howard wrote:
So someone got the 200-400 IS lens already? How much did you pay for it?


....



rscheffler
Registered: Aug 23, 2005
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Since we're now discussing the Sigma... Roger at Lensrentals has some thoughts on why there is a new version so quickly after the first was released:

"If you noticed, Sigma released a new version of the 120-300 f/2.8 OS just over a year after the original version. The optical diagram is exactly the same but I suspect we’ll see some more robust internal components in the new version. They’ve also announced new quality control measures at their manufacturing plant. Given the improvements Sigma has made in their repair service, I suspect they’re serious about improving quality."

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/09/lensrentals-repair-data-january-july-2012



jmark252
Registered: Mar 16, 2012
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I will continue to be quite happy with my 100-400. This one is priced way outside my comfort zone.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
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jmark252 wrote:
I will continue to be quite happy with my 100-400. This one is priced way outside my comfort zone.


Me too. The 100-400L is a peach! OTOH, the EX 120-300 OS is two stops* faster at 300mm.

* well, probably 1.875 stops faster, or so.



vsg28
Registered: May 07, 2012
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Jim, I am awaiting to hear from you how the eBay transaction worked out. I definitely saw that $2399 price but want to see how much duty (if any) it cost you. I have bought several items from China without tax but the most expensive so far has been a Benro for $350.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
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ILYK.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
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It arrived today. Very quick! I bought it on eBay last Tuesday, 9 Oct. It was shipped from Hong Kong last Wednesday 10 Oct. and it arrived in Dartmouth NS today, Monday 15 Oct, five days later. The original purchase price was $2250, with free shipping. The declared value was $1130 (I didn't ask for this). I paid a total of $177.39 at time of delivery for sales tax and a $10 handling fee. Shipping was DHL Express.



vsg28
Registered: May 07, 2012
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Very nice! Anyone know if the tax/duty situation will be similar in USA?

Awaiting a video review now



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
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vsg28 wrote:
Very nice! Anyone know if the tax/duty situation will be similar in USA?

Awaiting a video review now




I'd love to see a video review of the tax/duty situation in USA.



vsg28
Registered: May 07, 2012
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lol



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