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 Post subject: Canon & Sigma Question.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:54 pm 
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I seen many reviews but still concerns me about having the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 HSM II Non-OS compare to 70-200mm F4L USM. Many people have said that many copies of Sigma are bad or have front/back focus problem compare to Canon it has a very little percentage of having this issue.

in any cases the two lenses are just £30-35 difference, if your in my situation which one would you get? will the bad copy, front/back focus worries you? I'm planning to order it from DigitalRev "they're located in Hong Kong" if i'm correct.

Also I have 550D and I read some reviews that it doesn't have a micro-adjustment if you having a problem with the focus, but still have a 3 years warranty from Jessops will that help to calibrate it or something?

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I've heard that Sigma UK will calibrate the lens to your body for free in warranty. Not tried it myself, and you would be without camera for some time while they do it. However Sigma UK will not deal with grey imports, which digitalrev stock would probably classify as and therefore wont be covered by Sigma UK.

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Id definitely get the Sigma for the extra stop. That'll come in so useful when shooting shoots or low light stuff when you need a high shutter speed to freeze the action. Or when you are shooting a portrait and want to really blow out the background.

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Oh yes, the sigma is horrible. Really. I've been shooting with it for more than a year now, and no-one has noticed how terrible it is, but the internet has to be right! :lol:

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@Citruspers
Really? is it really horrible? but you did still keep it or you changed it with something else?

@popo
DigitalRev gives 12months warranty though for any manufacture defects.

http://www.digitalrev.com/en/terms-and- ... ticle.html

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All I'm saying is if you want Sigma UK to do any servicing, you'll need an official EU import lens and not a grey import lens. It is up to you to decide if any price difference is worth that.

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Marijn is joking. He loves his 70-200;)

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Hello sarcasm :lol:

http://xkcd.com/386/

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@popo
they said it'd an asia-pacific version but its not a grey import although I don't think that UE/UK Sigma will cover it somehow.

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If it's not an EU model, by definition it will be a grey import if you bring it in, UNLESS you pay full taxes and can prove it to Sigma.

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@Citruspers
Can you show me some sample images taken by your Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 if you don't mind.

@popo
They cover any international warranty for 1 year and DigitalRev said if they charge me for any tax or service they will give it back to me just show them the invoice.

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As mentioned before, Sigma UK will adjust the lens focus to your body for free under warranty, since that is a worry you specifically mentioned. But they only do it on fully paid up tax lenses. And actually, as an EX lens, they cover it for 3 years too.

Again, it is up to you what any price difference is worth to any possible service you might require.

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Sorry eos550D for using one post in your topic. hope u don't mind it :P

@Citruspers
If you really disappointing with this sigma that bad . :(
why don't you donate it to other Nikon user here and bough ur self
and new and sexy looking Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II instate. If i a nikon user i wouldn't mind take care of it for you. :p

@eos550D
If a price between digtalrev and Sigma UK not so much different.
i think you buy at sigma UK just like popo say u got ur self a 36 month warranty.
if something happen like in 13 month you still have the warranty to back u up.
hope it help. :)

cheer. :twisted:

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Chill out guys, I was joking

The internet really needs a sarcasm point. Sorry if I scared you. The sigma is a nice lens. It's not as good as the nikon, but it's a lot cheaper. For me, the lower price outweighs the slightly higher image quality.

Will post some pictures tommorow

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@Citruspers
:) its okay. I'll be looking forward to you images.

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