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Mr.Noisy
Aug 7, 2008, 03:26 PM
Ive just cleaned out a load of Nikon DSLR stuff, and Ive just got a Sigma 70-200mm F2.8mm APO HSM Macro lens + case + 77mm Sigma UV Filter & 77mm Hoya Circular Poliarizer, It's about 2 years old and in tiptop condition, Now If i was to sell this, what kind of figure would be a realistic asking price?
This is one of those moments when it's a case of Should I Sell it or Should I Keep it? I'm thinking about replacing it with a Nikon 18-200mm VR, It's just a bit impracticle for what i want in size and weight.

Thanks :)



ChrisA
Aug 7, 2008, 03:58 PM
Ive just cleaned out a load of Nikon DSLR stuff, and Ive just got a Sigma 70-200mm F2.8mm APO HSM Macro lens + case + 77mm Sigma UV Filter & 77mm Hoya Circular Poliarizer, It's about 2 years old and in tiptop condition, Now If i was to sell this, what kind of figure would be a realistic asking price?
This is one of those moments when it's a case of Should I Sell it or Should I Keep it? I'm thinking about replacing it with a Nikon 18-200mm VR, It's just a bit impracticle for what i want in size and weight.

Thanks :)

Don't know about UK prices, I think they are generally about double US prices. But over here the Sigma would sell for considerable less then the Nikon lens with the same specs. Maybe about 2/3rds the price of the Nikon. The trouble is trying to decide which nikon to match it up with. The older push/pull 80-200 f/2.8 or the newer one wit the zoom ring. Used prices on those are about $425 to $650 respectively. I'd say the Sigma HSm is more like the newer Nikon.

epicwelshman
Aug 7, 2008, 05:05 PM
Don't compare it to the Nikon. Compare it to itself, or at least the newer version. In the States the newer version of the Sigma sells for $800. Obviously you wouldn't get as much for the older model, plus it's used, but you do have the filters. I don't know... if it's in tip-top shape, then maybe... $600 in the US with the filters (though it depends how high quality the filters are).

Work out the equivalent poundage.

OreoCookie
Aug 7, 2008, 05:12 PM
Keep it. It's much better than the 18-200 in terms of IQ.

wadejc85
Aug 7, 2008, 05:13 PM
Ive just cleaned out a load of Nikon DSLR stuff, and Ive just got a Sigma 70-200mm F2.8mm APO HSM Macro lens + case + 77mm Sigma UV Filter & 77mm Hoya Circular Poliarizer, It's about 2 years old and in tiptop condition, Now If i was to sell this, what kind of figure would be a realistic asking price?
This is one of those moments when it's a case of Should I Sell it or Should I Keep it? I'm thinking about replacing it with a Nikon 18-200mm VR, It's just a bit impracticle for what i want in size and weight.

Thanks :)

Sell and replace with Nikon, if the Nikon isn't too much more expensive. I'm a Canon guy myself, but it's ok, I forgive you. :p

Don't compare it to the Nikon. Compare it to itself, or at least the newer version. In the States the newer version of the Sigma sells for $800. Obviously you wouldn't get as much for the older model, plus it's used, but you do have the filters. I don't know... if it's in tip-top shape, then maybe... $600 in the US with the filters (though it depends how high quality the filters are).

Work out the equivalent poundage.

That seems about right if it's in tip-top shape. If it has scratches and whatnot, I'd say $450-$550.