I'm getting ready to place an order for the Sigma 30mm 1.4... I just bought a 50mm last week and have been very impressed w/ the build quality and photos it is taking... so much so that i was planning to buy a 35L but i think a 30 Sigma will suffice for now plus give me some extra funds to pickup some other gear i've been looking at...
obviously, my first goal is to find a 30mm w/o focusing issues, etc... but second to that, i def. want the smooth finish (on the whole lens)... the 50 i picked up has it and it is MUCH better than the old.
so has anyone bought a 30 recently that has the smooth finish? If so, where? Would it be out of line to call B&H or Adorama to make sure i get one w/ that finish?
I know it's a little thing and i'm not *supposed* to care... but once i saw the new, i don't think i could stand the old.