?

Log in

No account? Create an account
entries friends calendar profile ABMann.net Previous Previous Next Next
Nikon - the best cameras ever - lens for sale - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
abmann
abmann
Nikon - the best cameras ever - lens for sale
OH NOES! I spilled Equal on my desk. It's going to GET TEH CANCERS!
I'm really enjoying the current XKCD series.

For sale: Sigma DC 18-200mm telephoto zoom lens, 3.5-6.3f NIKON bayonet.

Information from the website:

  • Exclusively designed for use with digital SLR cameras featuring APS-C size image sensor.
  • High zoom ratio 11:1.
  • Compact, Lightweight and Durable construction with diameter of 70mm (2.8"), length of 78.1mm (3.1") and weight of 405g./14.3oz.
  • Lens has Metal Mount.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 45cm (17.7") at all focal lengths.

This high zoom ratio lens is exclusively designed for digital SLR cameras and capable of covering a wide range of focal lengths from wide-angle to telephoto. Two Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements and two hybrid aspherical lenses offer the utmost correction for all types of aberrations, and enables this extended range super zoom lens to be housed in a compact and lightweight construction of 70mm (2.8») diameter, and 78.1mm (3.1») in length, and weighing just 405g/14.3oz. The new lens coating reduces flare and ghost, which is a common problem of digital cameras and also creates an optimum color balance. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 45cm (17.7») at all focal lengths and has maximum magnification of 1:4.4.



I've had it less than a year. It's a great lens but I never use it in my photography. No blemishes outside a small scuff on the lens cap. Zoom is fluid and the zoom lock works very well. The AF is a touch loud but that seems to be the standard with some of Sigma's lenses

MSRP: $600
Asking: $400 but I'm negotiable.
--

20% of NYU stuidents would trade freedom for iPods. [Gizmodo]
Title is my crazy interpretation of the results. CRAZY.
Original article

Current Mood: giggly goofy

28 comments or Leave a comment
Comments
rianwyn From: rianwyn Date: November 15th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hm. Deb from www.smittenkitchen.com had a post last week (?) sometime about her food photography. She does a really lovely job and I thought to send you a link and then it slipped my mind. You should check it out.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Food photography is weird for me. I get grossed out by certain foods up close. some reason, I don't like shiny/gooey looking foods.

I know. I'm weird. Shush.
rianwyn From: rianwyn Date: November 15th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I really like goopy and shiny close-ups.
When she first got her new lens this summer, she had this scrumptious close up of a strawberry -- it was all texture.
Her blog is the reason I started trying to take pictures of my food -- but usually I just think "camera phones suck."

Plus, you're weird.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Quiet you!

Macro lenses rock. I'd like to get one at some point. They're really fun in portait work, actually.
rianwyn From: rianwyn Date: November 15th, 2007 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thinking about the pores on that strawberry, I can only imagine the pores on peoples' faces you'd be able to capture.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not exactly the intention but more for having shallow depth of field for very soft, dreamy photos.

Mmm.. greasy pores. :)
ralinad From: ralinad Date: November 15th, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I keep forgetting to sell my sigma 28-300. I never use it anymore, either.

abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well... get on it!

You at least have a wider audience to which to sell. :) There are two other Nikon users on my flist.
nidea From: nidea Date: November 15th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
xkcd rocks.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
It does. They guy is consistently clever. I've seen no loss in quality since I started reading it. Wish I could say the same for other comics [cough VG cats cough cough]
nidea From: nidea Date: November 15th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I still love Cat and Girl. I used to be devoted to Sluggy, and to some extent Goats. But Sluggy really lost me with the interminably long demon stories, and Goats just got weirder and weirder and more and more complex. I really didn't mind the simple 3- or 4-panel gag strips of the early days. They were funny!
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: November 15th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Like all articles that allow feedback, it is the comments that disturb me more than the article itself.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
In which article? The Gizmodo link or original?
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: November 15th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Gizmodo one. I didn't look at the original yet.
smed From: smed Date: November 15th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Other other broke nikon users on your flist ;)
smed From: smed Date: November 15th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Two other that is.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, well. Figured I'd give it a shot.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: November 15th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
The question no one seems to be asking: Why was their equal in your office?!

Alt-txt gets to be my daddy for this latest series.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm using Equal until I'm not restricting my calorie intake any more. Every little bit helps.
rianwyn From: rianwyn Date: November 15th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Splenda tastes like sugar b/c it's made from sugar, you know.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
LIES
coeur_de_lion From: coeur_de_lion Date: November 15th, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
wow this is really weird. i got that EXACT SAME LENS for christmas last year. and i don't use it much either. i have a hard time focusing with it. it takes FOREVER for the camera to autofocus it for some reason. weird.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've not had those problems. I, for example, got the thing to focus in bare tree branches on a windy day outside. :) As for slow AF - it's hard to focus a telephoto zoom, especially when used indoors. Did you have the same issues outdoors?

I just do mostly street or close photography so have zero need for telephoto. The photos are better when you get in close.
coeur_de_lion From: coeur_de_lion Date: November 15th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah i did have the same problem outdoors, but in low-lighting conditions so maybe that has something to do with it. it just sounds like it's working so damn hard all the time, i dunno :(
abmann From: abmann Date: November 15th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I suppose it just likes me better. Or I'm a better photographer than you.
OH! pwnd!
jinxedkisses From: jinxedkisses Date: November 16th, 2007 12:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I might be interested but I wont have the money for a couple of weeks. Let me know if you still have it so we can talk... if you're interested.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 16th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC) (Link)
You have a camera?

Oh hey! I forgot to respond to your photoshoot question. How are the next few weeks looking?
jinxedkisses From: jinxedkisses Date: November 16th, 2007 01:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm apparently not too smart and didn't read all of the info on your journal, sorry. I thought you were selling a camera, not just a piece. I have been looking for a camera so... yeah.

Next few weeks are looking good but booking up fast. What is good for you?
28 comments or Leave a comment