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Sigma 17-50 vs Canon 17-55 ... my one week tryout

 
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Feb 21, 2012 14:22 as a reply to  @ post 13937572 |  #31

Provided you don't damage either lens in any fashion, I see no issue with your plan to return.


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Feb 21, 2012 14:32 |  #32

nccb wrote in post #13936749 (external link)
Prior to doing this I even went to the trouble of doing an online chat with B&H customer service and told them everything I was doing. They had no problem with it and encouraged it. If B&H's return policy were more strict, or the cust service rep had told me not to do that, then I would agree with you.

Now if I drop a lens, then attempt to return it as new - that would be unethical.

Your actions were aboveboard and approved by the vendor in advance. That's all that need be said about it.

Just ignore the self-righteous prigs.

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Feb 21, 2012 14:33 |  #33

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I'm gonna bring all my other clothes (gear) to the dressing room to see how it goes? You never bought two ties and returned one after trying it out at home?

Nope. Especially considering there are many people out there allergic to cat hair, dog hair, mold, and various household cleaners.


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Feb 21, 2012 14:39 |  #34

Mike55 wrote in post #13937683 (external link)
Nope. Especially considering there are many people out there allergic to cat hair, dog hair, mold, and various household cleaners.

So basically you've never returned a product that you purchased.


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Feb 21, 2012 14:47 |  #35

jrmy wrote in post #13937607 (external link)
Provided you don't damage either lens in any fashion, I see no issue with your plan to return.

Oh these things are being babied for sure. Especially after this thread!!

I even kept the plastic bag that shipped with each.


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Feb 21, 2012 14:50 |  #36

So what do you think so far? I am in the same boat.... Sigma or Canon or Tamron???? what is your take on the matter please do tell? It may help me out as well in my purchase.


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Feb 21, 2012 14:52 as a reply to  @ post 13936937 |  #37

The Tamron 17-50 has the best IQ, only because i ordered it 5 days ago.


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Feb 21, 2012 15:48 |  #38

luckydawg wrote in post #13937811 (external link)
So what do you think so far? I am in the same boat.... Sigma or Canon or Tamron???? what is your take on the matter please do tell? It may help me out as well in my purchase.

My thoughts based on these brief tests and shooting my kids are there is no reason to spend the extra money on the Canon unless these things are important to you:

  • annoying short manual focus turn distance on the Sigma
  • full time manual focus on the Canon


These two items may be important to some people and their shooting style I think.

BTW I can't speak to the Tamron IQ, but hear it's great (but loud focus motor). But I'm not dare ordering another lens now!

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Feb 21, 2012 16:10 |  #39

As the thread turned a little to ethics, i don't understand why it doesn't bother anybody when they pay 100-10000+ $ to a lens and does not expect a sealed box(like a tape they use for the warranty, hard to open and keep the tape like new). As an electronics maniac and beginner to photography, i'm a little surprised by how people accept this, i would never buy electronics if the box was opened. Anyway, OP's behaviour is normal, in these circumstances to me.

For the comparison, better than empty words. Everyone says something about a lens but i always investigate for image comparison. I was thinking about buying one of these, and saw that at the long end Sigma is a winner, at the wide end Canon. Your shots seem to support my idea. I ended up buying 15-85 for the long range at wider end though :) I would love to see some shots between 17-35 mm.


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Feb 21, 2012 16:21 |  #40

I will shoot for getting some wider shots this evening or tomorrow morning.


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Feb 21, 2012 16:38 |  #41

nccb wrote in post #13938222 (external link)
My thoughts based on these brief tests and shooting my kids are there is no reason to spend the extra money on the Canon unless these things are important to you:
  • annoying short manual focus turn distance on the Sigma
  • full time manual focus on the Canon


These two items may be important to some people and their shooting style I think.

BTW I can't speak to the Tamron IQ, but hear it's great (but loud focus motor). But I'm not dare ordering another lens now!

Thanks I just ordered the Sigma from B&H


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Feb 21, 2012 17:12 as a reply to  @ luckydawg's post |  #42

I'm in the same boat, considering both lenses. Money isn't an issue, but overall IQ is.

While hardly comprehensive, I'd be interested in seeing some "real world" comparison images at both the wide and long ends.

Many thanks for your contributions, by the way.


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Feb 21, 2012 17:18 as a reply to  @ luckydawg's post |  #43

paddler4 wrote in post #13936840 (external link)
When I pay for a new lens, I want a new lens, not one that someone has been playing around with.

then buy from a retailer that doesn't allow returns...


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Feb 21, 2012 17:22 |  #44

Mike55 wrote in post #13937683 (external link)
Nope. Especially considering there are many people out there allergic to cat hair, dog hair, mold, and various household cleaners.

wow.
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Feb 21, 2012 17:23 |  #45

number six wrote in post #13937678 (external link)
Your actions were aboveboard and approved by the vendor in advance. That's all that need be said about it.

Just ignore the self-righteous prigs.

I agree, it's OK to return an undamaged lens to the vendor within the timeframe




  
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