Thank God for Sigma warranty

Started Feb 14, 2012 | User reviews thread
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Boerseuntjie
Boerseuntjie New Member • Posts: 4
Thank God for Sigma warranty
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Takes good pictures, sharp when stopped down and good colour.
Slow focusing and noisy focus gear motor.
Bad construction.
Had dust in it when I bought it for over $700 at the time.
Not made for extreme conditions like Canadian winters.
If you are looking for a work horse lens then look away.
I will not buy another Sigma lens, this is a shame.
I did think it's optics was good but the mechanical was not up to par.
Maybe it was made on a Friday...LOL

Problems:

It has been in the repair shop 5 times since I sold it to the next sucker.
The focus gear motor failed more than twice and would not work on Sony SLT-A55.
Sigma was good at fixing it and they even replace the contacts so it could meter with the Sony SLT- A55
At the end it just stayed in my camera bag and I was to afraid to use it again.
Sigma had replaced every mechanical part in the lens but still it was a lemon from day one

 Boerseuntjie's gear list:Boerseuntjie's gear list
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Sony SLT-A99 Sony a6000 Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS +29 more
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
Telephoto macro prime lens • Canon EF, Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony/Minolta Alpha, Sigma SA Bayonet, Nikon F (FX)
Announced: Jun 20, 2004
Boerseuntjie's score
2.5
Average community score
3.3
Sony SLT-A55
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