Just got A77 + Sigma 8-16 (problem)

Started Oct 19, 2011 | Discussions thread
6132expd Regular Member • Posts: 228
Re: Just got A77 + Sigma 8-16 (problem)

I guess each store can do whatever they want... but none of my stores around me does that. There would be no business for them if they made everyone pay $60 to test a lens. Was it a small mom & pop's store?

holyfan wrote:

Yes I do need help, that is experience. I am a new buyer in DSLR so I bought everything the clerk said, in regards to a new lens afer testing would have become second hand product. Thus they would lose at least 10% of the cost if I do not make the purchase. I am ashamed of myself and regret it big time and definitely learned my lesson. Thanks to all who gave me great advice!

holyfan wrote:

wow I really appreciate your input. I've tested the lens on A65 (1.03 firmware also) and it is the same. hunts back and forth when the focus distance changes. I would love to send it in for a repair but I bought an imported version from Japan, so it would take a month... I am thinking maybe just pay the store $60 USD as a penalty and return it....this is sad..... The lens does lock on focus after few seconds of hunting though. (sometimes it does lock focus without the hunt if don't change the distance by much).

Thanks again for yoru help!

lhkjacky wrote:

I set the AF to Zone,
I tried to shoot difference part of my room,
3~4 feet or 6~8 feet objects
It all focus less than 1second

Have you tried your lens on other DSLR?
Does it behave the same?

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