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Sigma 50/1.4 ~$350 (Amazon Warehouse)

 
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Aug 04, 2012 11:34 |  #16

squall1977 wrote in post #14812264 (external link)
Can't speak on the 50mm, but bought the 85mm through Amazon warehouse and it is tack sharp at 1.4.

Sigma 85 1.4's seems to have a pretty good track record. I owned 3 copies in a span of 2 yrs and all are pretty good copies.




  
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Aug 04, 2012 22:59 |  #17

Price has jumped to 388+..

Amazon has a 30-day return for these lens...so at $350 you can try it out and if its sharp keep it otherwise return it.


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Aug 05, 2012 10:25 |  #18

Gandroid wrote in post #14815601 (external link)
Price has jumped to 388+..

Amazon has a 30-day return for these lens...so at $350 you can try it out and if its sharp keep it otherwise return it.

Not worth it. 99% will misfocus. You will spend few hours ordering\testing\retur​ning and will have nothing in return. You much better spending this time doing something productive.




  
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Aug 07, 2012 13:37 |  #19

If people ordered Canon lenses just "knowing" that they will have focus issues, then immediately attached them to the camera and worked as hard as they could to find some kind of flaw, then I'm sure Canon lenses would be sent back quite often also.

I've owned plenty of Canon, Sigma, and Tamron lenses. Never had a problem with any of them. Wouldn't hesitate to buy Sigma again.


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Aug 07, 2012 15:27 |  #20

They just dropped the prices to $337/$344.

Not sure why this tiny price dropped convinced me to buy one but I just did haha. I'll hope for a good one I guess.


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Aug 07, 2012 16:40 |  #21

paperpants wrote in post #14826927 (external link)
They just dropped the prices to $337/$344.

Not sure why this tiny price dropped convinced me to buy one but I just did haha. I'll hope for a good one I guess.

Let me know how it turns out for yah, it's tempting me


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Aug 07, 2012 16:46 |  #22

squall1977 wrote in post #14812264 (external link)
Can't speak on the 50mm, but bought the 85mm through Amazon warehouse and it is tack sharp at 1.4.

My 85 is also tack sharp and delivers terrific images, to the point where I sold my Canon 50 f/1.4 to buy a Sigma 50 as well. The first copy of the 50 was a dud, so I swapped it out. The second one so far is spot on. Well worth the drama to get a good one over just keeping the Canon. I wonder (like everybody else) if these cheap ones are the ones everybody sends back? If you get a good copy of the Sigma 50 you'll see why everybody raves about how good they are.


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Aug 07, 2012 16:47 |  #23

Thorrulz wrote in post #14811918 (external link)
At $350, even if you do need to send the lens to Sigma for an adjustment it's still a good deal.

And before anyone brings up the old "Sigma should have better QC" argument, Canon is at fault here also for releasing so many cameras with Micro-Adjustment capabilities. The reason for this feature is Canon saw the potential for problems with their own body/lens combinations and was/is hoping the end user deals with it rather than sending it in for servicing the majority of the time.

And does anybody really think Canon would implement a feature in it's bodies for a 3rd party manufacturer?

Exactly.


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Aug 07, 2012 20:04 |  #24

I wouldn't mind buying this lens and send it to Sigma but I've already had 2 copies :).


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