+1 buy used. You won't lose any money if any.
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Joined Dec 2009
So not to sure if buying used is a good thing in regards to Sigma 35mm....just my opinion. You could be buying someone else's bad copy....I will say this about Sigma lens vs Canon...it does seem they have more misses then hits. On my 35mm I had to have it replaced twice before I got a really sharp copy and now it is my favorite lens. My 24-70mm was awesome from day one however a friend of mine had hers replaced 3 times before she got one that equals what my copy does.
Joined Apr 2014
Location: San Antonio, Tx
Yeah, I don't know why, but I don't really care to buy it used. I'm sure that's dumb, but for things like this, I like to know I've had it from the start. I've bought other things used and had no problems though.
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Joined Jan 2010
Post edited over 6 years ago by l89kip.
Buying used or not is personal choice. It also depends on the manufacturer and the specific model number. For example, there are relatively higher number of reports of copy variations of Canon 24 L II. I would not buy a used of that model.
Gear: 7D II, 6D | EF-S 17-55 | 35/2, 85/1.8, 35 L,100L,135L, 24-70L II, 24-105L, 70-200 F/4L IS, Sigma 150-600 C | 580 EX II, 270 EX II
Joined May 2010
I started with the Sigma and went to the Canon to see what all the fuss was about. The severe CA wide open (which really makes it borderline unusable until f2.0) made me go back to the Sigma.
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Joined Feb 2014
Location: Santa Cruz, California
I had the Sigma 35A for a while, during my Nikon time. It's technically a superb lens but the images never really convinced me. After I moved to Canon, I picked up the 35L and I'm very happy with it. It's hard to describe but the rendering is just more pleasant to my eyes.