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Feb 18, 2013 13:33 |  #2566

photosurgeon wrote in post #15623854 (external link)
For all the owners who have good copies, it is a ticking time bomb until your Sigma autofocus unit gives up on you.

:rolleyes: Just because this happened to the store copy you tested doesn't mean it's going to happen to every good copy out there...




  
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Feb 18, 2013 13:34 |  #2567

I still think it's a rare issue, you guys are the only ones I've ever heard about it from.


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Feb 18, 2013 13:43 |  #2568

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Actually it started to act up when I was doing indoor shots :) so maybe the shipment they sent for Canada is tuned to only work in -20c?

hehe I was just kidding.. I just had a gig up there in eastern Canada and it was FREEZING! (comparatively to my lovely Los Angeles weather),

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Feb 18, 2013 17:23 |  #2569

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Feb 18, 2013 17:34 |  #2570
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Has the autofocus ever make any strange noises?


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Feb 18, 2013 17:53 |  #2571

photosurgeon wrote in post #15624899 (external link)
Has the autofocus ever make any strange noises?

No mine is quiet...maybe I got one from a new batch? idk


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Feb 18, 2013 17:56 |  #2572

Well d@mn. I literally am getting ready to order this lens tonight. Has anyone else in this thread had any issues with the autofocus? I could seriously consider the 35L as well. I know it is more expensive and less sharp, but my understanding it is a workhorse of a lens. I'm nervous about the Siggy (The only other Sigma I've ever purchase, a 10-20, had significant issues right out of the box).


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Feb 18, 2013 18:07 |  #2573
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photosurgeon wrote in post #15624899 (external link)
Has the autofocus ever make any strange noises?

I actually noticed mine making loud noises recently, but I didn't pay attention to it until you brought it up.

GuitarDTO wrote in post #15624972 (external link)
Well d@mn. I literally am getting ready to order this lens tonight. Has anyone else in this thread had any issues with the autofocus? I could seriously consider the 35L as well. I know it is more expensive and less sharp, but my understanding it is a workhorse of a lens. I'm nervous about the Siggy (The only other Sigma I've ever purchase, a 10-20, had significant issues right out of the box).

If you want a workhorse and worry-free about the MA changes, then definitely go with the 35L. I sold my 35L due it's really a f/2 lens since f/1.4 to f/1.8 were very bad.


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Feb 18, 2013 18:19 |  #2574

2Live4 wrote in post #15625017 (external link)
I actually noticed mine making loud noises recently, but I didn't pay attention to it until you brought it up.

If you want a workhorse and worry-free about the MA changes, then definitely go with the 35L. I sold my 35L due it's really a f/2 lens since f/1.4 to f/1.8 were very bad.

You own this sigma then I presume? I don't want to overreact and not go with the better lens (especially considering the savings) just because a few people have noticed autofocus noises. I scoured the reviews on Amazon and BH, only a few people mention issues of autofocus. I would assume if these had started failing more frequently we may have heard more about it now. Such a hard choice, I drive myself nuts with these types of decisions.


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Feb 18, 2013 18:25 |  #2575
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GuitarDTO wrote in post #15625055 (external link)
You own this sigma then I presume? I don't want to overreact and not go with the better lens (especially considering the savings) just because a few people have noticed autofocus noises. I scoured the reviews on Amazon and BH, only a few people mention issues of autofocus. I would assume if these had started failing more frequently we may have heard more about it now. Such a hard choice, I drive myself nuts with these types of decisions.

Both retailers have 30 day return policy, so go with it if you're set on the Sigma 35. I'm not sure if you do photography for a living, but if you do, then I'd go with 35L since it has been proven for years that it's a workhorse lens.
Photography to me is just a hobby, so I can live with the Sigma 35 if it starts having issues.


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Feb 18, 2013 18:26 |  #2576

I dont hear any noise coming out of my copy.


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Feb 18, 2013 18:30 |  #2577

GuitarDTO wrote in post #15625055 (external link)
You own this sigma then I presume? I don't want to overreact and not go with the better lens (especially considering the savings) just because a few people have noticed autofocus noises. I scoured the reviews on Amazon and BH, only a few people mention issues of autofocus. I would assume if these had started failing more frequently we may have heard more about it now. Such a hard choice, I drive myself nuts with these types of decisions.

Get the Sigma and order it from BH Photo...thats where I ordered mine :)


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Feb 18, 2013 22:41 |  #2578

Photozone finally published the review of of Sigma 35mm(although it is Nikon version)
http://www.photozone.d​e …792-sigma3514dgfx?start=2 (external link)
Impressive result- won a highly recommended


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Feb 18, 2013 22:51 |  #2579
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I got the Canon 35L and the autofocus is just so fast and silent.

All of my previous Sigma lenses had autofocus problems.
Sigma are trying real hard, perhaps too hard.


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Feb 18, 2013 23:34 |  #2580

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