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On article A look inside Sigma's lens factory (89 comments in total)
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SushiEater: Hmmmmmm.....
I love Sigma. Most of my lenses are Sigma but....
1.Very few workers. Are they on vacation? Looks like factory is closed for maintenance. I used to work at the factory like this as a designer, toolmaker and CNC programmer in charge of several people and we looked a lot busier.
2. Very few old workers. Young people with no experience.
3. I don't see anything special shown.

It is an artistic video, not a 'how we make lenses' video.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 14:47 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-P5 Review (500 comments in total)
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photo perzon: The flash does not bounce. The LCD does not do selfies.

"The LCD does not do selfies."

And nothing of value was lost...

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2014 at 16:38 UTC
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Marco Cinnirella: Tamron's 6 year warranty is sounding more appealing if you are going for a 70-200 f2.8 than chancing it with a Canon, Sony or Nikon lens and, at most, a 2 year warranty?

"Nikon gives 5 years on US lenses."

Unless they want to void the warranty by claiming impact damage...

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 15:53 UTC
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Pritzl: Bloody hell! Now that's what I call a bombshell.

Exceptional build quality - check.
Unique f1.8 zoom - check.
Sub-$1000? You gotta be kidding me.

I was leaning towards their new 17-70 but am having serious second thoughts now.

Same here... the new 17-70 looks nice, but for just a bit more you get constant f/1.8!

Sigma is a very appealing company these days... 80% of my current lenses are Sigmas (95% if you count percentage by cost), and I think this will be the next lens I buy.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 19:28 UTC
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Stollen1234: he is a hero..but seriously what has this to do with this forum..

Dpreview are clueless

"In what way is our posting this short piece 'clueless?'"

Because he didn't use a D800, duh!

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2012 at 21:20 UTC
On article Michihiro Yamaki, Sigma founder and CEO dies (56 comments in total)

RIP. My pro Sigma lenses are my favourite part of my kit, and Sigma service is second to none.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 20:28 UTC as 41st comment
On photo E5_operation freeze in the Impossible Mission challenge (4 comments in total)

Wow... Oly or not, I wouldn't want to put my camera through that!

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 20:49 UTC as 4th comment
On article CES 2012: Sigma Interview (152 comments in total)
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(unknown member): The biggest mistake with the SD1 was not making it available in Nikon F and Canon mounts!

+1 -- if Sigma made a Nikon F-mount SLR I would very likely look to it for my next camera. I have a number of F-mount lenses (the best of which are Sigma brand) already, though, and don't want to invest in yet another mount.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 18:36 UTC
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