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Jul 22, 2010 07:46 |  #46

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yup Amazon just de-listed the Sigma 85mm for Canon and Nikon mount from there site.... as of right now its no longer listed there for either mount.

Boo on Sigma and a big thumbs down for making there potential customers wait so long. Add to that they messed up on there recently released lenses and had to do a recall...... this just adds to already tarnished reputation of Sigma for poor quality control. With the recent price increases from Sigma and premium pricing this situation really doesn't help them get sales. I mean you wanna charge more for a product... then put out a good product with atleast decent quality control and top notch customer service. None of these variables are present with Sigma.... I really wanted to be a believer in this Sigma 85 and Sigma in general.... but I guess it wasnt to be.

I guess I will be buying a Canon 85 1.8 instead and then collecting my pennies until I am old and get a 85L, lol.

I think just about killed it for me with Sigma products... I am truly very disappointed.

This post made me LOL. I'm sorry if I'm the only one that thinks this way but I'd rather Sigma work out whatever it is that they are trying to work out BEFORE its release than to have to deal with it after customers have had their hands on it. You're bashing them for having to do a recall on their recently released lenses but also bash them for learning their lesson by delaying their 85 1.4 release to avoid having to recall them.


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Jul 22, 2010 10:38 |  #47

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This post made me LOL. I'm sorry if I'm the only one that thinks this way but I'd rather Sigma work out whatever it is that they are trying to work out BEFORE its release than to have to deal with it after customers have had their hands on it. You're bashing them for having to do a recall on their recently released lenses but also bash them for learning their lesson by delaying their 85 1.4 release to avoid having to recall them.


I agree with you that they should delay the 85 1.4 if something is indeed wrong with it. But what it comes down to for me is the fact that Sigma clearly failed yet again in successfully launching a product after showing it to the world and announcing launch dates.

Whens the last time Canon announced the release of a product and then made you wait six months for it and then said oooppss we f'ed up and said your gunna have to wait some more. Simply put its bad press and bad "sales". Its just a showing overall of an organization with a bad wrap to begin with on quality control that cant get its sh!t right. And that to me is a big let down with the price increases from Sigma.

What im stating is more related to there business side of things then anything.


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Jul 22, 2010 10:43 |  #48

I see your point but I think it's just Sigma weighing the lesser of two evils and I think they chose the path that gives the lesser headache.


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Jul 22, 2010 12:12 |  #49

JayStar86 wrote in post #10583226 (external link)
I agree with you that they should delay the 85 1.4 if something is indeed wrong with it. But what it comes down to for me is the fact that Sigma clearly failed yet again in successfully launching a product after showing it to the world and announcing launch dates.

Whens the last time Canon announced the release of a product and then made you wait six months for it and then said oooppss we f'ed up and said your gunna have to wait some more. Simply put its bad press and bad "sales". Its just a showing overall of an organization with a bad wrap to begin with on quality control that cant get its sh!t right. And that to me is a big let down with the price increases from Sigma.

What im stating is more related to there business side of things then anything.

Instead of delaying a problem product, Canon just release it with the problem, then fix it later - AF problems on the 1D3 and black dots next to highlights on the 5D2, for example. I'd rather they take the time to get it right...

Although I suspect the holdup may be more in the production/QC side of things rather than the engineering - it'd be fantastic to get a lens with Sigmalux IQ and pinpoint AF without 1 in 5 or whatever units needing recalibration by Sigma.




  
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Jul 22, 2010 12:13 |  #50

I am with Jay on this one... all this does not build much confidence in Sigma products and I am not sure the extra weight will result in a perfectly working product. It was probably announced way to early for marketing reasons and the whole thing is just backfiring.


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Jul 22, 2010 12:56 |  #51

No worries, feel free to go 85L :)


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Jul 22, 2010 14:27 |  #52

I was on the phone with Canoga Camera today (great local store and online store) and they said they had ordered one over a month ago but Sigma had never filled their order. I am first on the list to check out the lens when they get it shipped to them.

Provided it can perform I will buy it as it is $1100 less than the 85L for only 1/3 stop of light less than f1.2. I am considering getting a sigma set of 30 f1.4, 50 f1.4, and 85 f1.4 as opposed to a canon 35 f1.4, 50 f1.2 and 85 f1.2.


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Jul 22, 2010 23:47 |  #53

Ha! Made you look! LMAO!


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Aug 03, 2010 21:53 as a reply to  @ Grady69's post |  #54

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Aug 06, 2010 15:38 |  #55

haha page 4 already. sigma, are you looking at this thread?!


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Aug 06, 2010 15:58 |  #56

I'm waitning for JelleVerherstraeten test pics....

he said its already avail there...

Still waiting... ( 3 wks now ) :(


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Aug 06, 2010 22:49 as a reply to  @ aerosmith9110's post |  #57

I think he meant that the price was down in the store. Not the lens itself.


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Aug 06, 2010 23:02 |  #58

I got excited when I saw this thread. But then excitement turned to disappointment. Thread should be closed!


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Aug 07, 2010 11:39 |  #59

I'm from the same country as Jelle and every store I checked: not in stock and never has been... all waiting.


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Aug 09, 2010 13:54 |  #60

I give up. Ended up buying a Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 for my Minolta instead.


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