So I'm thinking about entering the Sigma system...

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So I'm thinking about entering the Sigma system...
Apr 28, 2013

So I'm thinking about entering the Sigma system, and I hope maybe the good people here could help me out with a few doubts and questions...

1. SD15 with kit lens can be had on ebay from Germany for under 400 Euro, which is a bargain. But - does anyone here have any personal experience with sellers offering these? Who's good, whom to avoid? What about warranty and refunds / sending back?  (Never bought anything from ebay before).

2. Assuming the setup has FF/BF issues, in your experience - is it better to send back and change, or have it adjusted by Sigma service?

3. I'd like to learn to use a flash rather then depend on TTL automatic, could anyone recommend a manual flash for the purpose? Yongnuo flashes seem to be all the rage recently, esp. for strobist photography (might want to take a shot at that).

4. Spare batteries - any good recommendations? Off-brand or stay with the originals?

5. Sigma lenses, where do you buy yours (esp. to fellow Europeans)? Very few places seem to carry a choice, so I'm resigned to online shopping, and after the kit I'll be aiming for a 50mm f/1.4, and we shall see how much will Sigma charge for that nifty new 18-35 f/1.8 (if too much, I'm thinking 30mm f/1.4 for starters).

6. Split prism focusing screen - are they available for Sigma? (Been thinking about manual lenses via M42 adapter...)

So anyway, to everyone who'd bother to spare a few moments for me, thank you in advance for your input.

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