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Feb 02, 2013 21:49 |  #2446

Sirrith wrote in post #15565559 (external link)
The lens works great on my 5DIII. Very small percentage of faulty copies made to appear more serious than it really is by the loud voices of those who are discontent.

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Feb 02, 2013 22:42 |  #2447

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LOL, a bit off topic, but very entertaining if you turn on closed-captioning for that video.

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Feb 03, 2013 05:56 |  #2448

I'm convinced. My next lens !




  
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Feb 03, 2013 06:10 |  #2449

Just rented this from lens rental! Gonna see if this is something for me. Apparently you can get a coupon for 80 off purchase when rented from there so I wont feel like I wasted my money renting! wooohhoo :)


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Feb 03, 2013 07:40 |  #2450

Tested it out last night. So far so good on the 5D. Today is the real test at an event.


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Feb 03, 2013 10:33 as a reply to  @ post 15565797 |  #2451

How do you test the lens in store? Do you just take shots around the store or take a focus chart?


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Feb 03, 2013 10:43 |  #2452

x0ny wrote in post #15566851 (external link)
Just rented this from lens rental! Gonna see if this is something for me. Apparently you can get a coupon for 80 off purchase when rented from there so I wont feel like I wasted my money renting! wooohhoo :)

Can you buy the exact copy you rented? I know it would be technically used at that point, but if its super sharp on your particular camera I would be tempted to buy it for new price. Maybe I am off on this but I sure hate testing lenses and trying to decide if it should be sent back.


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Feb 03, 2013 11:50 |  #2453

After using my lens for a bit over 20 days I just noticed today in my quiet home that the lens squeaks when using the manual focus ring. It's not a loud squeak but it is there and it shows up even more when moving the ring in a fast way or very slowly. I'm not having any issues with focusing but I'm wondering if I should exchange the lens since I'm still within 30 days. Just afraid I'll get a lens where I will get focusing issues. Don't want to go from one issue to another. Anyone else checked their lens for squeaking and experienced the same?

made a little video with my iphone.. am I being paranoid? lol, or none of those squeaks should be there.. at the end I switch to autofocus and you can hear a bit squeaking as well(1:12)...

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Feb 03, 2013 13:39 |  #2454

gskowal wrote in post #15567675 (external link)
After using my lens for a bit over 20 days I just noticed today in my quiet home that the lens squeaks when using the manual focus ring. It's not a loud squeak but it is there and it shows up even more when moving the ring in a fast way or very slowly. I'm not having any issues with focusing but I'm wondering if I should exchange the lens since I'm still within 30 days. Just afraid I'll get a lens where I will get focusing issues. Don't want to go from one issue to another. Anyone else checked their lens for squeaking and experienced the same?

made a little video with my iphone.. am I being paranoid? lol, or none of those squeaks should be there.. at the end I switch to autofocus and you can hear a bit squeaking as well(1:12)...

http://youtu.be/Y5yeAt​-Os9M (external link)

If yours is focusing fine and all you have is a squeak then I say keep it. At worst send it directly to sigma for warranty covered repair. I wouldn't get a new one if yours is already good.


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Feb 03, 2013 22:36 |  #2455

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If yours is focusing fine and all you have is a squeak then I say keep it. At worst send it directly to sigma for warranty covered repair. I wouldn't get a new one if yours is already good.

It focuses fine it's just that it kind of bothers me that a $900 lens starts squeaking after 2-3 weeks of using it and to be honest with you I probably only took about 200 pics so far. I'm considering keeping it just because I want to avoid focusing issues with a new lens but at the same time what if the squeaking will only get worse in the next weeks. I don't want to deal with sending it to Sigma and waiting and all that nonsense. Does this type of faint squeaking usually cause issues in the long run? Or is it inevitable that since it's already squeaking it will only get worse?


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Feb 03, 2013 22:48 |  #2456

My first copy had a very faint squeak with the focus ring sometimes.


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Feb 03, 2013 23:45 as a reply to  @ Invertalon's post |  #2457

Here is another shot wide open of my perfect Sigma lens:

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Feb 04, 2013 15:38 |  #2458

I took this beauty to a night club last weekend and it performed pretty well! I didn't use it all the time because most of the time I preferred longer FL. Despite the dark place it didn't have any problems with nailing the focus. Always spot on! Of course it had some problems with bad contrast areas but so did my other lenses too. Very happy at the moment!


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Feb 04, 2013 16:05 |  #2459

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Yes. Well, she won't personally. But if you call in and order through Manny, you can have it tested for you on either a 5D2 or 5D3. Here is his contact information:

Manny Nunez | mannyn@adorama.com (external link)
Sales Rep. | Adorama Inc.
42 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011
Toll free 800.223.2500 | Local 212.741.0401

Thank you for clarifying!



  
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Feb 04, 2013 18:23 |  #2460

Just got mine in the mail, I hit the Sigma lottery. I bought a 35L at the same time and was planning on sending one or the other back (was assuming I'd be sending the Sigma back) but the 35L is going back. Better in every way.


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