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Sigma 85 1/4 on a 5D MKII

 
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Oct 22, 2011 13:18 |  #16

Ferrari_Alex wrote in post #13289771 (external link)
This idea is killing me....i had several lenses from canon and i never needed to send for calibration together with my camera. Is it not part of the deal that when you pay a thousand dollars you get somethign that is working right away?
I really do not get it.....strange. I purhasex my 70-200 and i never had to do anything, it is just phenomenal right away.

just be warned its not uncommon to shoot a sigma back to them couple of times before they get it right in calibration. I dont play that game.


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Oct 22, 2011 18:47 |  #17

328iGuy wrote in post #13283895 (external link)
It is a FANTASTIC pairing. As long as you can ensure you get a good copy.

I love my Sigma 85/1.4 on the MKII and it is sharp as a tack and no focus issue at all! :cool:

Same. Great combo :)


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Oct 22, 2011 19:51 |  #18

you guys think there are less issues with the sigma 85 because fewer people are buying it (as compared to the cheaper sigma 50) or did they just somehow get it a little bit right?


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Oct 22, 2011 21:04 |  #19

Ferrari_Alex wrote in post #13289771 (external link)
Is it not part of the deal that when you pay a thousand dollars you get somethign that is working right away?

If that were the way things would work, there would be no such need for things like warranty... until that day comes, warranty it is...


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Oct 23, 2011 02:19 |  #20

AlanU wrote in post #13289411 (external link)
I just can even fathom sending a body in to get a lens calibrated.

Getting a "good" copy that plays cool with mutiple camera bodies would be nice for the price.

Both of my canon copies are dead on focus that I can rely on 100% regardless of subject distance.

i guess that is the disadvantage of 3rd party lenses. They most probably work well with only one body and not other bodies. If you have 2 or more bodies then it will be less frustrating to stick to canon lenses only.

My sigma 50 1.4 focuses perfectly with my 1d2n but is slightly backfocusing on my 5d.


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Oct 23, 2011 08:57 |  #21

SMP_Homer wrote in post #13291239 (external link)
If that were the way things would work, there would be no such need for things like warranty... until that day comes, warranty it is...

That's not true, still need warranty if something goes wrong AFTER the fact? :lol:


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Oct 23, 2011 09:34 |  #22

Reading all the posts about returning third party lenses (I just returned my Sigma 10-20 for a soft left side, in fact), I wonder if all these lenses are being repackaged and put back in the market for sale as new. How often do you see refurbished Sigma lenses for sale?




  
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Oct 23, 2011 11:05 |  #23

zarray wrote in post #13292208 (external link)
i guess that is the disadvantage of 3rd party lenses. They most probably work well with only one body and not other bodies. If you have 2 or more bodies then it will be less frustrating to stick to canon lenses only.

My sigma 50 1.4 focuses perfectly with my 1d2n but is slightly backfocusing on my 5d.

your experiencing the differences between the camera bodies specs. If you had micro adjustments this would rectify the BF on your 5dc.

My major concern is the way the Sigma performs when the subject distances vary. I had 1 of many sigma 50mm work adequately within 5-7 feet. As the distance grew I would get sever back focus and sometime land the shot but soft. None of my Canon lenses have ever performed in this manner.


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Oct 23, 2011 14:44 |  #24

Ferrari_Alex wrote in post #13289771 (external link)
This idea is killing me....i had several lenses from canon and i never needed to send for calibration together with my camera. Is it not part of the deal that when you pay a thousand dollars you get somethign that is working right away?
I really do not get it.....strange. I purhasex my 70-200 and i never had to do anything, it is just phenomenal right away.

The same is with my Sigma 50.

If it's bad, you send it in to Sigma. It takes two weeks.

It IS rare that you have to send it in twice. I've not heard of that much. Sigma has QC issues on the 50 most. The 85 hasn't been around long enough to get much more than a few anecdotal bits of evidence. The only one that sticks out in my mind was someone who bought one that wouldn't focus properly at all - clearly a dud. I think that on the forums people **** about lenses way more than they sing their praises.

Sigma lenses are as good as and in some cases, better than their Canon counterparts. Don't hesitate to buy. If it's front or backfocusing, send it in. It's simple.

Don't read too much into peoples anti-Sigma tirades. If it were up to me, I'd kick people off the forum for it. It spreads bad rumors. There should be a sticky. If you get a bad lens, send it in. Simple.


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Oct 23, 2011 15:23 |  #25

Ferrari_Alex wrote in post #13289771 (external link)
This idea is killing me....i had several lenses from canon and i never needed to send for calibration together with my camera. Is it not part of the deal that when you pay a thousand dollars you get somethign that is working right away?
I really do not get it.....strange. I purhasex my 70-200 and i never had to do anything, it is just phenomenal right away.

Don't buy one then. Problem solved. :cool:




  
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