Has the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 changed recently??

Started Nov 9, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: Ive had both versions...
In reply to kevindar, Nov 28, 2011

kevindar wrote:

I had canon and sigma concurrently. I would certainly not call built of canon appalling. How ever its microusm is prone to failure with a 175 dollar cost to fix.

exactly the AF failures, every single person I know who has owned it has had the AF fail, my first copy had AF fail within the first 15 seconds! If that is not appaling build then I don't know what is. I'm struggling to even think of any other Canon lens having broken for anyone I know other than this one and yet this one, every single copy.

and the manual focusing ring has a particularly poor feel

and the build of the AF gearing is very imprecise

so yeah i'd say it's appaling build quality

optically though I found it matched the old contax zeiss 50 1.4 fully

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