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 Post subject: Sigma zoom lens issue
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:47 pm 
I have a Sigma zoom lens that I've only used about 7-8 times. I bought it with my Minolta Maxxum 7Xi, but only used it a couple of times before I went digital. Then, with my recent purchase of a Sony A300, I pulled it back out. It's in "mint" condition.

This morning when I used the Sigma zoom to take some pics at a cold soccer game (34 degrees), it made a clicky grinding sound when I turned off my camera after just a few minutes, and it hasn't worked since (grinding noise any time I turn on and off the camera and won't function). My kit lens and Minolta 28-105xi power zoom worked fine.

Is this something that can be fixed? Any clue what could have happened?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:51 pm 
Sounds like the focus mechanism is shot. These things happen and I think you might want to contact Sigma if it's under warranty. You migh still want to contact them in any case, since I've heard of Sigma taking back lenses that were out of warranty.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:01 pm 
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In another thread TDGriff wrote:
I'll contact them, but I'm not sure I want to hear their answer... I'm sure it's no longer under warranty. The lens may be, who knows, 6 years old, but it's hardly been touched!

It doesn't bode well for my view of Sigma lenses--I take great care of my equipment, and it's hardly been used. I would expect something like this after medium use over time or heavy use. Not after I've used the lens just a few times.

The quoted reply was inadvertently created as a new thread so I've put it here and deleted that thread.


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