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Sigma 70-200 2.8II Lens at Allen’s Camera

Jared Polin March 9, 2011 22

Yesterday Sigma raised the price of the 70-200 2.8II by $150 to $949. That did not make me to happy as I know a lot of you guys have been saving up to pick up this lens that I recommend. As we all know prices of everything are going up and the same thing happened recently with Nikon and Canon so it is what it is.

But there is good news!!!! I spoke with Allen right after the price hike and he was able to talk Sigma into selling him 50+ 70-200 2.8II lenses at the old price. That means he will still honor the old price of $799.99 plus shipping as long as you ask for the FroPrice when you call 215.547.2841.

I know a lot of you guys have been trying to save up for this lens. If you can still find it anywhere for 799.99 this may be the last chance to save yourself some money when making the jump.

Call Allen’s at 215.547.2841 and they will help you get one of these lenses. Store hours are 9:30 AM EST- 6PM Monday-Friday and Saturday 10AM-5PM

Sigma 70-200 2.8


  1. DAN1987 March 9, 2011 at 6:14 pm -

    Lool Nice away to start a video! Please send me an sigma for me for a canon Body! Hahaha!

  2. NOXER March 9, 2011 at 6:22 pm -

    -1 of those 54 to meee.. I was on the edge on getting one, but as soon as I heard the price was going up, decided to jump on it and get one 😀

  3. Peter Dudek aka Wishmaster March 9, 2011 at 6:34 pm -

    This is a bollocks! in UK new sigma 70-200mm mk II cost in general shops $1130 and you can get it from online store for $950 so, we laredy getting this lenses for a prat price. If the price here will go up I will s…t! in the middle of the road becouse of my flustartion lol!!! Good job Sigma!

    • Gilles Landreville March 9, 2011 at 6:39 pm -

      Hey Peter,

      The price aggragators I use are not showing any spikes in prices in Canada or in the EU (I don’t have anything for the UK) since the US price increase. From the looks of it the US price increase is just putting the price closer to everyone else due to the expected weak US$ over the next year.

  4. Gilles Landreville March 9, 2011 at 6:35 pm -

    WAY TO GO FRO!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are ever in the Ottawa Ontario area I’ll buy you a beer. Or a beverage of your choice 😀

  5. e.khattar March 9, 2011 at 6:48 pm -

    hahhaha nice video ! .
    from germany ! , got mine 5 min ago from amazon.de for 598 eur….woohoo!!! 😀

  6. Juan March 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm -

    wow Allen is an amazing guy. Too bad I can’t get one at this moment guess ill save up for the new price :(

  7. Keith G March 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm -

    Please send me a Nikon fit one. You’ve too many lenses as it is! Oh, hang on, you wouldn’t even send me a green Paddy’s day shirt! Being the only Irish member you have an all! 😀

  8. Alisdair Comb March 9, 2011 at 7:08 pm -

    Its about the same price in France as it is in Germany, It’s a shame I’ve got no cash at the moment :(

  9. Mike in Tulsa March 9, 2011 at 8:06 pm -

    I bought my version 1 (without OS) on e-bay for $450 and I am extremely happy with it. I imagine the version 2 is even better.

  10. Warren March 9, 2011 at 9:46 pm -

    Brilliant gesture.. its a shame Allen dosent ship to Australia.

    Grey Market imports are abit sus (even though they are all still $799)

  11. Z March 9, 2011 at 10:16 pm -

    I got mine from simply electronics for 734.00 with online coupon code. And free shipping! Waiting eagerly for man in brown to deliver it.

  12. SchultzPhotographic March 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm -

    Sigma watched too many of Jared’s vids and realized they could be making more cash!! It’s a tough ol’ world for 2.8 wanna-be’s!!!

  13. Alex Frame March 9, 2011 at 11:47 pm -

    Cool, wow!

    How much does he pays you))

  14. Alex Frame March 9, 2011 at 11:50 pm -

    Fro is it really as good as Canon’s 70-200?
    Or it better by 1st version of Canon 70-200 for the same price without IS?

  15. mhmmd March 10, 2011 at 3:09 am -

    on amazon it decresed to 750$ .. hahahahah

  16. Jon C March 10, 2011 at 6:35 am -

    hahaha loved the entrance.
    If I had an extra $800 right now I would buy one of these from Allen’s.

  17. Jon C March 10, 2011 at 6:37 am -

    Any of those for Pentax?

  18. Steve Mullis March 10, 2011 at 5:22 pm -


    Ordered from Allen’s today, shipping out tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up.

    Can’t wait to shoot with it.

  19. Kit March 11, 2011 at 11:41 am -

    Just ordered from Allens Camera. Rob helped me and he was awesome. Great friendly staff. Looking forward to my new lens! Thank Jared for the hook up!

  20. Vagrant Sneaker March 11, 2011 at 3:04 pm -

    Since I’m interested in this lens because of your recommendation, I have a question. Are these made in Japan or China? Yes, it matters to me as it may not to others.