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Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« on: April 18, 2014, 08:47:53 AM »
LensRentals.com through their sister company LensAuthority.com is selling their one copy of the Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for a steal of a price. For $14,995, you can get “SigZilla” at a fraction of the $26,000 retail price. The lens has only rented once, which I believe was a for a World Series a year or two ago.

Sale Description Only rented once, extremely near new condition and functions perfectly. Comes with 400-1000mm extender, circular polarizer, strap, battery, charger, and gigantic Sigma hard case. This item is being sold AS-IS and DOES NOT include a warranty. No returns will be accepted due to the outrageous size and weight of the item.

Buy the Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO $14,995 (Save $11,000)

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Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2014, 09:00:05 AM »
I didn't even know this thing existed let alone how expensive it is.  I'm curious... how's the image quality?
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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2014, 09:06:01 AM »
Do they have f1.4 version?  ;D

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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2014, 09:11:50 AM »
I didn't even know this thing existed let alone how expensive it is.  I'm curious... how's the image quality?

You gonna need 2-3 people to lift this lens on the tripod: http://www.lensrentals.com/rent/canon/lenses/supertelephoto/sigma-200-500mm-f2.8-ex-dg-apo-for-canon
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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2014, 09:21:17 AM »
You gonna need 2-3 people to lift this lens on the tripod: http://www.lensrentals.com/rent/canon/lenses/supertelephoto/sigma-200-500mm-f2.8-ex-dg-apo-for-canon
It's "only" 35 pounds, lighter than my Speedotron packs, and I frequently carry two of those into many jobs.
Besides, if you can spend $15,000 on this lens, you certainly can afford an assistant. 
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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2014, 09:31:05 AM »
You gonna need 2-3 people to lift this lens on the tripod: http://www.lensrentals.com/rent/canon/lenses/supertelephoto/sigma-200-500mm-f2.8-ex-dg-apo-for-canon
It's "only" 35 pounds, lighter than my Speedotron packs, and I frequently carry two of those into many jobs.
Besides, if you can spend $15,000 on this lens, you certainly can afford an assistant.

or a gym membership...
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2014, 09:32:07 AM »
Are you allowed to take that into an airport... they might think you are smuggling a bazooka.
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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2014, 09:32:07 AM »

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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2014, 10:46:36 AM »
I found the story of an owner of this lens on AMAZON. Please do not give laughter, it is not funny: ???

"The issue I had, was when the FBI and Homeland security showed up at my house. I was shooting a wedding in downtown Orlando, which is only about 30 miles away, from my roof. The house was surrounded and guns drawn on me. You see, I live near enough to a major airport that the neighbors mistook it's green color and imposing size as some sort of ground to air missile launcher. I would strongly consider coloring it a light color to minimize thermal expansion during the day, and marking the side "Not A Stinger Missile"."
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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2014, 12:06:52 PM »
I have to say, if money was no object, I would get one of these. I've never seen any pictures taken with one though, let alone read a review.
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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2014, 12:07:18 PM »
Poor Sigzilla, this world does not appreciate you.
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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2014, 12:15:55 PM »
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This lens weighs almost exactly the same as FOUR (4) Canon 400mm f/2.8 IS II lenses or SIX (6) Canon 500mm f/4 IS lenses

This is just too funny!!

I love the 400 f/2.8 is ii and use it a lot, but four of them?! No gym membership is going to help with that!
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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2014, 12:41:44 PM »
The irony of this lens is that an f/4 lens of the same focal length range would be superbly useful shooting field and motor sports, a worthy competitor to Nikon and Canon's 200-400s.

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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2014, 12:46:14 PM »
I wonder if Canon Rumors just posts these deals as they find them or if they save them specifically for a rainy day.

I saw this last month, and it may have been up a lot longer. It's a similar pattern with some of the other "deals".


As for the Sigma itself, making this a zoom killed it for me. I'm guessing it would be great for people in a press box at a stadium, but out in the field I would rather have something half the weight that I can handhold.
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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2014, 12:46:14 PM »

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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2014, 01:11:39 PM »
Figures. I just ordered one.
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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2014, 01:23:01 PM »
In Europe the sale price for this lens is 'just'  14000,- Euro (yes, brand new).

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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
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