Sigma 30mm f2.8 @ the Toronto camera show.

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Ron Evers
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Sigma 30mm f2.8 @ the Toronto camera show.
Oct 14, 2012

I attended the show Friday & the Sigma booth to check out their m4/3 two lenses, the 19mm & the 30mm which is what I was interested in purchasing. Tried the 30 on & it had a sticky focus ring, so for comparison, I tried the 19 & it was smooth. The salesman & I concluded the 30 was a bad copy. They were demonstrating only & you had to buy from the show sponsor Henry's. I proceeded to the Henry's booth & sampled a 30mm fresh from stock & it also had a sticky focus ring - so much for a bad copy methinks. I paid more for an Olympus 45/1.8 but would rather of had a 30mm although the Oly 45 gets great reviews.

I have my camera set up so the focus ring will magnify the subject after the auto-focus for fine tuning but the focus ring would stick a bit & jump the focus as I tried to rock back & forth.

Any owners of this lens have a similar experience?

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