Thank God for Sigma warranty

Started Feb 14, 2012 | User reviews thread
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Boerseuntjie
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Thank God for Sigma warranty
Feb 14, 2012

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

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G Sony 50mm F1.4 +7 more
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Sony SLT-A55
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