Canon 10D & Sigma lens issue

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Philip Rofe, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. It's only true idiots that post full size image on a web site. Or people
    with sub MP cameras.

    You are a true idiot, but your camera is merely sub par rather than sub MP.
     
    Manfred von Richthofen, Jan 6, 2004
    #41
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  2. It obviously makes much more sense to post a tiny downsized preview on a
    website that autmatically generates a small, medium, and large preview for
    your original size images.

    And was that whine supposed to make that 10D image acceptably sharp? 'Cause
    it didn't.
     
    George Preddy, Jan 6, 2004
    #42
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  3. This guy works for Canon...

    I only own Canon lenses, but I know a photojournalist who uses a Sigma
    HSM without complaint.
     
    William Wallace, Jan 8, 2004
    #43
  4. Philip Rofe

    Mark B. Guest

    Nah, he's just a troll.

    Mark
     
    Mark B., Jan 8, 2004
    #44
  5. Not even close.
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Jan 8, 2004
    #45
  6. Wrong again. I've been doing photography for 37+ years and have
    learned many lessons the hard way.
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Jan 8, 2004
    #46
  7. Philip Rofe

    Phil Guest

    It shows. The newer third party lenses are much better now than they
    were back then.
     
    Phil, Jan 9, 2004
    #47
  8. Philip Rofe

    Chris Brown Guest

    They may well be optically great, but that's cold comfort if they start
    giving you the dreaded "Err 99" whenever you upgrade your camera body.
     
    Chris Brown, Jan 9, 2004
    #48
  9. Couldn't find one either?
     
    George Preddy, Jan 9, 2004
    #49
  10. It shows. The newer third party lenses are much better now than they
    It's all made together to work together. Coming out of the Hasselblad
    world, you don't have a choice for lenses - it's Hasselblad or nothing.
    But still...you won't go wrong sticking with the manufacturer's lenses.
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Jan 9, 2004
    #50
  11. Sigma will re-chip their Canon AF lenses so that they work in digital
    bodies. I've just sent my 28-70 off to them - it has to go to Japan and
    will take c.6 weeks. Provided you have the original invoice, they charge
    £5 for return courier. If I hadn't had the original invoice the price
    would have been c.£34.
     
    Malcolm Ogilvie, Jan 10, 2004
    #51
  12. Sigma will re-chip their Canon AF lenses so that they work in digital
    And if you had bought a Canon lens in the first place it would have
    worked out of the box, probably been sharper and better constructed,
    and you'd have saved yourself the money and inconvenience of being
    without the lens for 6 weeks.
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Jan 10, 2004
    #52
  13. A true remark, but a stupid one because you are not in possession of all
    the facts, including why I happen to own a Sigma lens and what Canon
    lens I do possess.
     
    Malcolm Ogilvie, Jan 11, 2004
    #53
  14. Philip Rofe

    Crownfield Guest

    a stupid conclusion.
    his was reasonable based on available information.
     
    Crownfield, Jan 11, 2004
    #54
  15. a stupid conclusion.
    his was reasonable based on available information.
    [/QUOTE]
    No, it was based on a particularly ill-informed assumption.

    I was passing on the information for anyone who needed to know that
    Sigma will re-chip their AF lenses so that they will work on Canon
    digital bodies. I therefore mentioned the one Sigma lens which I happen
    to own and which is away getting re-chipped. The fact that I also own
    several Canon lens was not relevant to my post and so I didn't mention
    it. Therefore, someone telling me that had I "bought a Canon lens in the
    first place it would have worked out of the box" was both redundant and
    worded to be deliberately offensive.
     
    Malcolm Ogilvie, Jan 11, 2004
    #55
  16. Philip Rofe

    Crownfield Guest

    No, it was based on a particularly ill-informed assumption.

    I was passing on the information for anyone who needed to know that
    Sigma will re-chip their AF lenses so that they will work on Canon
    digital bodies. I therefore mentioned the one Sigma lens which I happen
    to own and which is away getting re-chipped. The fact that I also own
    several Canon lens was not relevant to my post and so I didn't mention
    it. Therefore, someone telling me that had I "bought a Canon lens in the
    first place it would have worked out of the box" was both redundant and
    worded to be deliberately offensive.[/QUOTE]

    I think we all agree.

    canon lenses will work first time out of the box.
    new sigma lenses will probably work first time.

    older sigma lenses may or may not work with newer cameras.
    older sigma lenses may or may not be updatable by sigma in the future.
    in the future, even newer sigma lenses may or may not be updatable by
    sigma.
     
    Crownfield, Jan 11, 2004
    #56
  17. Philip Rofe

    Mark B. Guest

    If Randull would like to purchase Canon L glass for me, I'll gladly accept.
    Until (if!) L glass is in my budget, I get what I can afford.

    Mark
     
    Mark B., Jan 11, 2004
    #57
  18. A true remark, but a stupid one because you are not in possession of all
    You're right, I don't have all the facts. I don't buy 3rd party
    lenses...so mine always work, they're always sharp...
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Jan 12, 2004
    #58
  19. I was passing on the information for anyone who needed to know that
    That's me...Mr. Deliberately Offensive.
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Jan 12, 2004
    #59
  20. And I haven't even started :)
     
    Malcolm Ogilvie, Jan 12, 2004
    #60
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