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Just got a refurb'd Sigma, and I gotta say...

 
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Feb 09, 2012 19:49 |  #1

this is SWEET!

I was cruising the net the other night and happened upon Sigma's site, where I noticed the "outlet" link. They had a 17-70 OS HSM for sale, for $349.00. I had the older version last summer, and liked it pretty well, but...meh...it didn't trigger the right response, so I sold it.

I've been watching and waiting for a chance to get my hands on an OS version, and took the plunge. I've got a couple other Sigma's that I use a lot, and like really well.

This lens is "Da Bomb"! I'll do a proper MA test tomorrow, but it seems as if it's focusing beautifully with my 50D. The box (original retail box) looks unused, all components look pristine. Might be an overstock? Anyway, I'm highly pleased with it. It's a very useful focal range, and the pictures seem crisp enough to challenge my 24-105. Stand by for further information...

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Feb 09, 2012 21:16 |  #2

Congrats - great price on a very good lens!


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Feb 09, 2012 23:09 |  #3

good to hear, i think you're the first person here to get one from there




  
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Feb 09, 2012 23:50 |  #4

You just sent them a lot of traffic :-)




  
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Feb 10, 2012 00:40 as a reply to  @ scokar's post |  #5

Yeah. We had some discussion about this about 2 weeks ago and there is some question as to whether one might actually be better off buying a refurb instead of new since the refurbs are manually inspected and calibrated before reselling thereby increasing the chances of winning the Sigma lotto.

Now if they would just get a 28mm f1.8 macro in....


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Feb 10, 2012 11:01 |  #6

Yeah, I saw the discussion a couple weeks ago about the refurb sales from Sigma. There's no indication that it was a return, overstock, or any variation on that theme. I've happily bought Canon refurbs, and have no reason to think I'd be other than happy with the Sigma stuff.

Maybe Sigma will notice that I've encouraged some business, and be nice to me if I have any problems. I've micro-adjusted it to -3 on my 50D, which is what at least one of my Canon lenses have required, making it certainly within spec, as far as I'm concerned.

As I said in my original post, I owned it's predecessor for a while, and figured that this would be an upgrade, and it certainly seems as if it is just that. So far, so good!

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Feb 10, 2012 18:56 |  #7

Cool.... I check that site daily and probably would have hopped on that deal if I saw it.


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Feb 10, 2012 22:15 |  #8

Nice! The 17-70 OS is a sweet lens to begin with but getting it for less is even better. Enjoy, I personally love the lens

Now all sigma need to do is get some 70-200 f2.8 OS in their refurbished selection....now that would make me a happy boy!!




  
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Feb 10, 2012 22:30 |  #9

Just keep checking the site...ya never know!


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Feb 11, 2012 00:11 |  #10

Congrats on the lens! Seems to be a great price! What is the warranty coverage?
Happy Shooting!


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