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Dec 10, 2012 18:45 |  #1

$399 currently, but promo code: PROSLRGRP75K takes it down to $379.99 with free shipping. I just grabbed one and thought others may be interested in this deal. Good on Canon or Nikon.

Now a question. How is their return policy in case I get one with a focus issue?


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Dec 10, 2012 18:48 |  #2

whmeltonjr wrote in post #15350705 (external link)
Now a question. How is their return policy in case I get one with a focus issue?

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Dec 11, 2012 14:41 |  #3

http://www.buydig.com …oduct.aspx?sku=​SG50F14EOS (external link)


My imagine composition sucks. I need a heavier lens.

  
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Dec 11, 2012 14:56 |  #4

I should also mention that I got free overnight shipping.


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Dec 13, 2012 10:12 |  #5

Well I pounced. Let's waive a rubber chicken in the general direction of the Sigma focus gods and the beach trading company shippers.


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Dec 13, 2012 10:21 |  #6

uOpt wrote in post #15361813 (external link)
Well I pounced. Let's waive a rubber chicken in the general direction of the Sigma focus gods and the beach trading company shippers.

Hope yours works out better than mine did. I'm sending mine back now.

100% crop from 1.8 vs. my Nikkor 50mm 1.8G also at 1.8. This was the best I could get out of it after AF fine tuning. It was only sharp inside ~7 feet.

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Dec 13, 2012 12:11 |  #7

Woah. Out of focus is one thing but it also fringes like a mofo.

I hope they don't send you mine. Can you write down the serial before you put it in the mail, please?

Unfortunately I'm serious...


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Dec 13, 2012 13:45 |  #8

Mine is a Nikon mount, so you should be fine.


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Dec 15, 2012 00:25 as a reply to  @ whmeltonjr's post |  #9

Just used the code and got it for 369.00


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Dec 15, 2012 00:42 |  #10

$359, use VMESAVES20 code and check out with v.me by Visa




  
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Dec 16, 2012 06:16 |  #11

if you can get a good copy, this lens is insane. I love my 50. Used it on a 60D in the summer at a wedding, never took it off, and people were Blown away with the quality of the pics.


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Dec 16, 2012 07:00 |  #12

After owning the Sigma version and going through the send it in then send it in again fiasco with Sigma, I wouldn't touch a 50mm lens from them again. Wouldn't $250 sound even better for a defective lens?

I have had good luck with other Sigmas btw in the past, most notably the 70-200 EX DG HSM II Macro. But with the headache I went through with the 50mm, it left a huge distaste and distrust from anything produced by the Sigma Corp.


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Dec 16, 2012 16:02 |  #13

Oh for oinks sake.

Just the base AF microadjustment would have to be at 27 backwards or so, even 20 doesn't get close.

This might actually be worse than the AF sound from the Canon :mad:


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Dec 16, 2012 16:53 as a reply to  @ uOpt's post |  #14

Never getting a Sig 50 again. The focus shift was horrible on 3 copies! One was back focusing, the other was front focusing and the third one was just...soft at f/ 1.4-1.8. No amount of calibration could fix these.




  
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Dec 16, 2012 21:49 as a reply to  @ Rittrato's post |  #15

I have had great luck with Sigma. I had a fantastic copy of the Sigma 30 with the same bad reputation that I sold when I got a 5D. I have since sold the 5D and repurchased the sigma 30 again and this copy is just as good. I have had seven Sigma lenses and the only less then stellar one I have had was the non macro 24-70 f2.8 that was soft at 2.8 but focus was fine. I am prepared to take my chances and if I have to send it to sigma no big deal.


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A7rIII, A6300, 100-400 GM, 85 f1.4 GM, 90 Macro, 55 f1.8, 16-35 F4, 35 f2.8, Batis 25 f2, Samyang 14 f2.8 AF, MC-11.
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