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Jan 22, 2013 13:05 |  #2191

thenextguy wrote in post #15520467 (external link)
Yeah, maybe SIgma should have hooked it up to the dock before shipping them out! ;)

I'm with thenextguy on this one, perfect username by the way. haha


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Jan 22, 2013 13:33 |  #2192

vinmunoz wrote in post #15519873 (external link)
so when you order from them, you should mention what camera body you have?

You need to be aware of - and agree to - the following:

• we cannot guarantee 100% that you will not still need to send your own body and lens off to Sigma together for re-calibration, but we are definitely finding that by carrying out these checks beforehand that we've been able to reduce significantly the possibility of this being required

• your purchase will in theory be 'open box', but we will nevertheless need to charge you the full purchase price, as we are only opening it up to provide you with this additional service

• Shipping may be delayed by a couple of days as our DC manager does this himself on request, and needs to fit it into his existing workload.

What you need to do is either email me: Helen@adorama.com (external link), or CALL your order in to Manny in our sales department - mannyn@adorama.com (external link). 800.223.2500 | Local 212.741.0401

Explain to him what you want - he needs to personally forward your order confirmation number to Adam in our DC so that it doesn't enter the main shipping process.



  
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Jan 22, 2013 13:42 |  #2193

HelenOster wrote in post #15520577 (external link)
You need to be aware of - and agree to - the following:

• we cannot guarantee 100% that you will not still need to send your own body and lens off to Sigma together for re-calibration, but we are definitely finding that by carrying out these checks beforehand that we've been able to reduce significantly the possibility of this being required

• your purchase will in theory be 'open box', but we will nevertheless need to charge you the full purchase price, as we are only opening it up to provide you with this additional service

• Shipping may be delayed by a couple of days as our DC manager does this himself on request, and needs to fit it into his existing workload.

What you need to do is either email me: Helen@adorama.com (external link), or CALL your order in to Manny in our sales department - mannyn@adorama.com (external link). 800.223.2500 | Local 212.741.0401

Explain to him what you want - he needs to personally forward your order confirmation number to Adam in our DC so that it doesn't enter the main shipping process.

Thanks for the info Helen, just one thing since the order will be "open box" will it still be covered by Sigma's warranty or be treated more like a refurbished item?

Thanks for being proactive with all of this!


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Jan 22, 2013 13:49 |  #2194

Revolverz wrote in post #15520463 (external link)
I see people believe that dock may be some new Sigma lens Messiah. :D
tbh, I really wonder if that should solve inconsistent focusing problems.

Here's the deal.... people can buy the docking station and try to fix an AF issue. Whats the catch??? How will you determine "fine tuning" if the situations where contrast changes as you shoot an event. I cannot see a docking station methodically tweak a sophisticated "MA" as there's an infinite dynamic situation both in the type of lighting and contrast.

There are bad copies of 35L's but that's more of a copy variation. There's also a high percentage of excellent copies too. As far as calibration is concerned I think the 35L is not one of the difficult canon lenses to tweak to so called "perfection". I'll make a bold assumption that most 35L's sent out for calibration gets fixed to satisfy the owner. Sigma on the otherhand can be calibrated on numerous occasions with the same characteristics of random AF.

I do shoot events often enough to say a hired photog has no excuse in missing monumental events due to camera gear. Its the photog's job to document and its imperative its executed properly. There are some that have confidence in the brand new Sigma. If it provided consistent results that is the key. Sharpness and bokeh is meaningless if you get inconsistent results in keepers. How will you explain to the bride you have OOF photos at the ceremony or you missed the shots of the birthday of someone's 100yr dear old grandpa. I wont spray and pray for keepers.


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Jan 22, 2013 13:57 |  #2195

AlanU wrote in post #15520641 (external link)
Here's the deal.... people can buy the docking station and try to fix an AF issue. Whats the catch??? How will you determine "fine tuning" if the situations where contrast changes as you shoot an event. I cannot see a docking station methodically tweak a sophisticated "MA" as there's an infinite dynamic situation both in the type of lighting and contrast.

There are bad copies of 35L's but that's more of a copy variation. There's also a high percentage of excellent copies too. As far as calibration is concerned I think the 35L is not one of the difficult canon lenses to tweak to so called "perfection". I'll make a bold assumption that most 35L's sent out for calibration gets fixed to satisfy the owner. Sigma on the otherhand can be calibrated on numerous occasions with the same characteristics of random AF.

I do shoot events often enough to say a hired photog has no excuse in missing monumental events due to camera gear. Its the photog's job to document and its imperative its executed properly. There are some that have confidence in the brand new Sigma. If it provided consistent results that is the key. Sharpness and bokeh is meaningless if you get inconsistent results in keepers. How will you explain to the bride you have OOF photos at the ceremony or you missed the shots of the birthday of someone's 100yr dear old grandpa. I wont spray and pray for keepers.

Perfectly valid point. Totally agree with you on this. That`s also what I fear.. missing critical shots.

My previous posts are exactly about that.


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Jan 22, 2013 14:13 |  #2196

Arob1000 wrote in post #15520609 (external link)
Thanks for the info Helen, just one thing since the order will be "open box" will it still be covered by Sigma's warranty or be treated more like a refurbished item?

Thanks for being proactive with all of this!

Absolutely in all respects as far as we are concerned it is a new item. In the same way as if you came into our store and ran a few test shots yourself before agreeing to the purchase. But because you may be too far away from the store to do this, we do it for you.



  
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Jan 22, 2013 14:48 |  #2197

Why can't MA be distance specific also? I can't believe it to be that hard to implement in the camera firmware.


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Jan 22, 2013 14:57 |  #2198

I think someone said it was, on the dock, a few pages ago.


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Jan 22, 2013 15:41 |  #2199

HelenOster wrote in post #15520577 (external link)
You need to be aware of - and agree to - the following:

• we cannot guarantee 100% that you will not still need to send your own body and lens off to Sigma together for re-calibration, but we are definitely finding that by carrying out these checks beforehand that we've been able to reduce significantly the possibility of this being required

• your purchase will in theory be 'open box', but we will nevertheless need to charge you the full purchase price, as we are only opening it up to provide you with this additional service

• Shipping may be delayed by a couple of days as our DC manager does this himself on request, and needs to fit it into his existing workload.

What you need to do is either email me: Helen@adorama.com (external link), or CALL your order in to Manny in our sales department - mannyn@adorama.com (external link). 800.223.2500 | Local 212.741.0401

Explain to him what you want - he needs to personally forward your order confirmation number to Adam in our DC so that it doesn't enter the main shipping process.

Helen - what types of tests do you do with them? I'm assuming you don't do focus tests at 10 different subject distances right?


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Jan 22, 2013 15:48 |  #2200

nccb wrote in post #15521136 (external link)
Helen - what types of tests do you do with them? I'm assuming you don't do focus tests at 10 different subject distances right?

I really don't know what they do - but I do know many get rejected before shipping, (and are returned to Sigma) and to my knowledge, we haven't had any come back to us when this testing has been carried out beforehand



  
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Jan 22, 2013 16:02 |  #2201

HelenOster wrote in post #15521171 (external link)
I really don't know what they do - but I do know many get rejected before shipping, (and are returned to Sigma) and to my knowledge, we haven't had any come back to us when this testing has been carried out beforehand

Thanks for the answers Helen.

I live in Singapore, and lenses aren't really cheap over here. Perhaps I'll order my next Sigma from you, since you are so kind to test them. :) If I'll order another Sigma.




  
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Jan 22, 2013 16:08 |  #2202
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Yeah, my first one was almost unusable when adjusted for the other range... It required +9 indoor lighting/up close, but outside at farther distances from -3 to 0... That is very significant. My results were downright SOFT, not just slightly.

Mine is exactly like yours Invertalon. I went outside the other day and when I try to focus something from far it was always soft (+8 on mine).

I then switched to LV and it came out sharp. It basically require -3 to 0 to get it right.

Just sayin....returning it I guess. Hard to find another copy thou as its selling out everywhere here in Australia.


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Jan 22, 2013 16:08 |  #2203

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Great service though for Adorama to do, for sure!

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Jan 22, 2013 16:16 |  #2204

I sent a request to Adorama to do pre-testing on my Sigma, but I *may* be a bit late... Was busy earlier to send the email, but no problem if I was :) It may already be shipped or prepared to ship.


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