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Dec 29, 2010 05:45 |  #1

I am leaning towards Sigma 50mm due to its optical quality and built. But then this focusing issue I hear about really bothers me. I never had any focusing issue with all my lenses so far. So my questions are:
1. How easy is it to send the lens back in case of a focusing issue? (Edit: I meant send it to Sigma for calibration)
2. Who pays for the shipping, insurance etc when the lens is under warranty? and
3. What are the chances that the lens will still have focusing issues even after repair?


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Dec 29, 2010 09:07 |  #2

You forgot to say where you are ordering it from. In my case I ordered it from amazon and their return policy is very simple and easy to use, return shipping is paid by them.


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Dec 29, 2010 09:13 |  #3

It is very easy to send in to Sigma. You pay for shipping there though, and they repair and send it back, but only necessary if MFA doesn't fix the issue.


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Dec 29, 2010 09:43 |  #4

I'm not trying to be funny with you but, if you've such major doubts about the lens even before you've bought it, I wonder whether it's the right choice for you. The modern trend seems to dictate that people test lenses and, if you do that, you may continue to have doubts about it even if it's OK. In other words, you might be buying yourself a dilemma about whether to keep or return it.

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Dec 29, 2010 09:49 |  #5

bradboob wrote in post #11534272 (external link)
You forgot to say where you are ordering it from. In my case I ordered it from amazon and their return policy is very simple and easy to use, return shipping is paid by them.

I am sorry about the confusion. I was talking about retruning it to Sigma for Calibration.

OP corrected now.


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Dec 29, 2010 09:51 |  #6

Its in your shopping cart and in your sig already.... I doubt much is going to change your mind. :)




  
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Dec 29, 2010 09:53 |  #7

Woodworker wrote in post #11534455 (external link)
I'm not trying to be funny with you but, if you've such major doubts about the lens even before you've bought it, I wonder whether it's the right choice for you. The modern trend seems to dictate that people test lenses and, if you do that, you may continue to have doubts about it even if it's OK. In other words, you might be buying yourself a dilemma about whether to keep or return it.

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Original post corrected. I meant sending it to Sigma when it is under warranty.


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Dec 29, 2010 09:54 |  #8

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Its in your shopping cart and in your sig already.... I doubt much is going to change your mind. :)

I agree. I am just preparing myself for the cost associated in sending the lens to Sigma for calibration.


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Dec 29, 2010 10:49 |  #9

Never had to send my Sigma(s) in. Since your 5D has micro-adjust - that's probably all that is needed.


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Dec 29, 2010 11:08 |  #10

I've never had to send a Sigma lens in for calibration. I guess I'm just lucky. But, like you, I also asked the same questions before purchasing my first Sigma. From what I hear, it's a fairly straight forward process. Have you taken a look at Sigma's website?

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Dec 29, 2010 11:50 |  #11

did you know amazon is doing a 10% off on sigmas?
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=976902


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Dec 29, 2010 12:03 |  #12

banpreso wrote in post #11535159 (external link)
did you know amazon is doing a 10% off on sigmas?
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=976902

yahh.. that the reason i m in a lil hurry. :)


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Dec 29, 2010 12:05 |  #13

alpharon wrote in post #11534874 (external link)
I've never had to send a Sigma lens in for calibration. I guess I'm just lucky. But, like you, I also asked the same questions before purchasing my first Sigma. From what I hear, it's a fairly straight forward process. Have you taken a look at Sigma's website?

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lucky u.
I think it does not it does not talk about whether they bear the shipping cost. It would be better to talk to Sigma person now.


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Dec 29, 2010 13:00 |  #14

I'd say go for it. My Sigma 50mm was perfect out of the box, and I have to say as far as image quality goes I have not been dissapointed, even compared against German offerings.

Besides, Amazon customer service is top notch.


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Dec 29, 2010 13:11 |  #15

banpreso wrote in post #11535159 (external link)
did you know amazon is doing a 10% off on sigmas?
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=976902

I just ordered one from Amazon. Thanks for the link. :)




  
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