Evan Idler wrote in post #8692250
I have a fair selection of different Sigma's and have never had a bad copy yet. Maybe the Canadian Distributor checks them before shipping
No as stated before...
I've had the following:
Sigma 28-85 [Ai-S manual focus Nikon mount...There was a severe focus accuracy issue with this lens in low light conditions on my N70...Worked a lot better on my buddy's FG...]
Sigma 15-30 [EOS mount] Excellent lens, no focus problems and my copy was very sharp..
Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 Macro [EOS Mount] Another excellent lens, no focus issues, Returned it because the previous owner broke the AF/MF clutch I kinda regret not just keeping it because i loved it otherwise [Maybe just shoulda sent it to Sigma for repairs]
Sigma 10-20 [EOS Mount] Excellent lens, No focus/centering issues and my copy is again, very sharp..
Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro [EOS Mount] Another excellent lens, Tack sharp at every aperture i tried, and the AF worked fantastically...
And I've also handled and played with at least THREE seperate 70-200 f/2.8 HSMs in a store before and not one had an issue, Ok, I'll be honest, one was Nikon mount, But the other 2 were Canons, one was a Mark 1 and the other a Mark II....No issues -whatsoever-
So i find it baffling how people have gone through 7 or 10 copies of a Sigma and not gotten a good copy o_o
For the record, The only broken lens i ever got was a Canon..