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Should I return my Sigma 50 1.4 art?

 
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Apr 02, 2015 11:21 |  #1

Okay I just got the lens today and I had to +20 MA it to get it sharp. On my sigma 35 1.4 I didn't have to do anything to it. i'm just curious what should i do? Thanks in advance


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Apr 02, 2015 11:24 |  #2

Consider yourself lucky...I could not get mine to focus at all and returned it




  
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Apr 02, 2015 11:43 as a reply to  @ gqllc007's post |  #3

yeah, thats what i'm thinking


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Apr 02, 2015 12:00 |  #4

Downs Photography wrote in post #17502028 (external link)
yeah, thats what i'm thinking

Take some pics and make sure you are happy...and if so then keep it...Might want to get the sigma dock if needed as well




  
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Apr 02, 2015 12:07 |  #5

I would probably exchange it.


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Apr 02, 2015 12:07 |  #6

My 50 ART required no MA and is without question the sharpest lens I own. If it works great after the +20, I guess I don't see a reason to return it.


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Apr 02, 2015 23:30 |  #7

Mine took +13 and it has been golden since (3 months months). No dock.

if you can afford to wait, why not return it? But if it is dialed in now, maybe use it for a bit and see what happens?


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Apr 03, 2015 00:29 |  #8

Downs Photography wrote in post #17502003 (external link)
Okay I just got the lens today and I had to +20 MA it to get it sharp. On my sigma 35 1.4 I didn't have to do anything to it. i'm just curious what should i do? Thanks in advance

Heya,

Copy variation is a real struggle on all lenses. Even L's. I would exchange it and roll the dice on a new copy. Less variation. For some it may not be something to consider, but for expensive lenses, I try to also keep in mind what would happen if later I wanted to change systems, or anything, which involved selling the lens... disclosing how much correction it takes could be a problem for some. I'd rather have a copy as close to needing no adjustment as possible, when paying this price.

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Apr 03, 2015 07:47 |  #9

MalVeauX wrote in post #17502828 (external link)
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I try to also keep in mind what would happen if later I wanted to change systems, or anything, which involved selling the lens... disclosing how much correction it takes could be a problem for some.

Well, the amount of adjustment is also dependent upon the body. Someone else, with a different camera, may not need to adjust it so much. Or it may take more. I have MA'd the same lenses on three different camera bodies, and there is little consistency in the settings I end up with.


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Apr 04, 2015 08:26 |  #10

the accuracy is what is important. you fix the lens via dock and/or send off for a warranty adjustment.

why return it only for someone else to get it I never understood that. All my glass will go through 3 months of use then send off for a calibration check and I'm 95% good to go after that 0mfa.


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Apr 04, 2015 10:34 |  #11

why not get the dock, and calibrate it with that?


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Apr 04, 2015 14:29 |  #12

DreDaze wrote in post #17504197 (external link)
why not get the dock, and calibrate it with that?

This!

I'm surprised that you even got it dialled in by only using in camera adjustment. My 35 art needed the dock before it would perform.

It's made to be compatible with the dock so why not use it? Once set up correctly on the dock your in camera adjustment will be set to 0


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Apr 07, 2015 12:40 |  #13

Perhaps I should be giving the dock more consideration!




  
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Apr 07, 2015 21:08 |  #14

When I first got my 50mm ART it was crap. Couldn't get consistent focus at all. -20 + 20. Sent it in for on warranty repair and came back PERFECT at AFMA +0. Don't return to buy another lemon. Let Sigma recalibrate and fix focus. There are obviously flaws in their manufacturing but if you have a problem SEND IT IN




  
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Apr 13, 2015 15:52 |  #15

The only hesitation I would have to this is if you receive the lens back from Sigma and it is still not right you will probably be out of most seller's 30 day return period and you are stuck with the lens and you are on the hook for paying shipping for a second or third time to allow sigma to try again.

I understand that the "new" sigma is supposed to be better but those of us who played the sigma lottery many times in the past are understandably doubtful.

Now that being said, my Brother in law has the new 50mm art and it is flawless on both his 7d2 and my 5d3 with no MA at all.


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