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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2014, 01:31:12 PM »
Yikes, the lens needs its own battery.  Double yikes.

But it does not have any IS.  How can I expect to handhold this guy.  LoL
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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2014, 01:31:12 PM »

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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2014, 01:33:30 PM »
15,000US vs. attorney's fees and half of everything (due to the ensuing divorce)......I'm gonna have to pass.

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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2014, 02:25:37 PM »
Now if only Canon had these kind of deals on their lenses.  :'(
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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2014, 02:31:51 PM »
Now if only Canon had these kind of deals on their lenses.  :'(
It isn't a Sigma deal. It's a LensRental deal. They paid $26,000 for the lens, rented it once for about $1000 and are selling it for $15,000. They lost at least $10,000 on the lens. Incidentally, they also sell used Canon equipment.

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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2014, 02:43:34 PM »
This has been on lens authority since Christmas I believe if not earlier.

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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2014, 04:07:45 PM »
Now if only Canon had these kind of deals on their lenses.  :'(
It isn't a Sigma deal. It's a LensRental deal. They paid $26,000 for the lens, rented it once for about $1000 and are selling it for $15,000. They lost at least $10,000 on the lens. Incidentally, they also sell used Canon equipment.

Well the Canon gear is only a few hundred $$$ cheaper than the new ones, unlike the Sigma.  ;)
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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2014, 04:28:53 PM »
It isn't a Sigma deal. It's a LensRental deal. They paid $26,000 for the lens, rented it once for about $1000 and are selling it for $15,000. They lost at least $10,000 on the lens. Incidentally, they also sell used Canon equipment.

I'm guessing Roger C. and other LensRentals employees got to play with it a LOT. Good from them. Perhaps one of the perks of working there?
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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2014, 04:28:53 PM »

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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2014, 04:32:41 PM »
Now if only Canon had these kind of deals on their lenses.  :'(
It isn't a Sigma deal. It's a LensRental deal. They paid $26,000 for the lens, rented it once for about $1000 and are selling it for $15,000. They lost at least $10,000 on the lens. Incidentally, they also sell used Canon equipment.

I seriously doubt they paid MSRP for it.
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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2014, 05:32:37 PM »
In Europe the sale price for this lens is 'just'  14000,- Euro (yes, brand new).

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Even cheaper than that.
In the Netherlands it's €10,999 brand new including 21% VAT so that's less than 9k€ without the tax.
http://www.foka.nl/sigma-200-500mm-f-2-8-ex-apo-canon


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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2014, 09:51:15 PM »
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...

For all you "girly men".  Watch these, they'll entertain you!  Oh, and this "lens" weighs 45 pounds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBawz69qo_A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwVg1M6bURI
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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2014, 10:06:46 PM »
This has to the most photographed lens with the least photos taken in history.  There is a gallery for it on Flickr, but all the pics are of the lens not through it.

https://www.flickr.com/groups/200-500/

It was intended to bring people into the booth at shows and I think it never should have been sold.  Strike that.  Never should have been purchased!

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Re: Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2014, 10:14:54 PM »
This has to the most photographed lens with the least photos taken in history.

This is why if I buy one I'll get it into 18% gray paint, no sense in the WB in photos of it being all screwy.   :P

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