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Terrible News about SIGMA 70-200 2.8

This news SHOCKED me and was totally unexpected!!! I saw someone tweet me that the Sigma 70-200 2.8 version 2 is no longer $799 and I had to do some checking myself. It is true, the lens that was $799 is now $949, the only thing that changed was the price. This is on ALL versions of this lens Nikon, Canon, Sigma, Sony.

UPDATE Email from the Director of Sigma Marketing

Hi Jared,

The price increase on the 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM II was due to an increase in manufacturing costs and the current poor exchange rate. However, please note that the price of the OS version was decreased based on the anticipated high sales volume and in order to remain competitive in this category. That being said, the difference in price between the two versions is now only $450.00 where in the past it was nearly $800.00.

Best regards,

Director of Marketing
Sigma Corporation of America

There is one good piece of news, Allen at Allens Camera 215.547.2841 still has some of the lenses at the old FroPrice. If you have been on the fence about this lens I would say jump on it now before Allen runs out of the lenses at the old price. Be sure to ask for the FroPrice and they will take care of you.