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Mar 04, 2014 13:17 |  #1

Looking for some advice on this:

The AF on my Sigma 17-50mm, f2.8 is broken (keeps oscillating but not finding the focus)

My options are:
(1) send the Sigma in for repair / estimate
or
(2) keep it as a manual focus backup and get another lens to bridge the gap, covering approx 24-55 or more

If you recommend (2), which lens should I get?

- I'm a non-pro and usually shoot events (non-flash indoors, outdoors), street, architecture, holiday/landscape.
- I'm not planning to go full frame.
- I very much like the f2.8 aperture across the whole range of the Sigma
- My budget might stretch at the outside to €700 / $900 - though less would be preferable, leaving room for a future buy (40mm pancake perhaps)

What are your thoughts on this?

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Mar 04, 2014 13:26 |  #2

Your Sigma is not under warranty, right? My Sigma 17-50 has 10 years warranty (Canadian only).

If you are sticking to crop, and want f2.8 standard zoom, I think your options are very few: either repair or buy another Sigma 17-50mm (they became much cheaper since I bought mine 2 years ago) - perhaps second hand, or go with an alternative - Tamron 17-50 or Canon 17-55. I consider FF zooms (2x-7x mm) much less convenient on a crop, so they better be left for FF bodies.


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Mar 05, 2014 13:28 |  #3

Thanks pulsar for your input.

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Your Sigma is not under warranty, right? ...

Yes, right, I forgot to mention that - I hadn't realized that registering would have extended my warranty from 1 to 3 years.

I see that the Sigma 17-55 is down to around €340/$450, so I'll have to check against repair cost.

I wonder, are there any new Canon lenses in the pipeline, that would make the older models go down in price?

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Mar 05, 2014 14:03 |  #4

Tamron SP 17-50/2.8 non-VC. About $500 new, less than $300 used.


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Mar 05, 2014 14:13 |  #5

Tamron 28-75 f2.8. Can be found for around $300 used, and is an exceptional lens.


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Mar 05, 2014 19:04 |  #6

can't you register your lens now? as long as you still have the receipt, and bought from an authorized dealer you should be able to get the extended warranty


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Mar 05, 2014 19:10 |  #7

or get the 40mm pancake?


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Mar 05, 2014 23:33 |  #8

Canon 17-55 2.8 is a great lens on a crop body. Don't know where you are but the Canon USA online store has factory refurbs for $704 in stock.


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Mar 06, 2014 04:42 |  #9

Heya,

Tamron 17-50 F2.8
Canon EF-S 17-55 F2.8
Tamron 24-70 F2.8 VC

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Mar 06, 2014 10:41 |  #10

With your budget, I'd get either a refurb or used canon 17-55mm f/2.8, it's really an excellent lens.


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Mar 07, 2014 09:53 as a reply to  @ vorlon1's post |  #11

Thanks everybody for your input!

First choice will be to check for repair, I'll include a copy of the original receipt, so perhaps I'm lucky with warranty.

Failing that, I'll have look into the Canon 17-55mm, don't know whether Canon does refurbs in Europe.

Last option probably get the same Sigma again, as it's low cost.

Tamron 28-75 f2.8. looks nice, but 28mm is not wide enough

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Mar 07, 2014 11:34 |  #12

I'd register it first- there's no limit on when you can register the lens


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