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    hi guys, i might be stepping into DSLR somewhere next month or so... As I have confirm on buying canon... I have some questions on the Lens...

    Alot had mention L-Lens coating wont be wear off... is it true?
    Other 3rd party lens like tarmon and sigma, how many years warranty do they provide?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oTaRu View Post
    hi guys, i might be stepping into DSLR somewhere next month or so... As I have confirm on buying canon... I have some questions on the Lens...

    Alot had mention L-Lens coating wont be wear off... is it true?
    Other 3rd party lens like tarmon and sigma, how many years warranty do they provide?

    Thanks!
    If you keep them properly in a dry cabinet (yes, you will need to invest in one of that) and you don't need to use chemical to clean them very often, they should last a lifetime, even the non-L lenses and third party lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    If you keep them properly in a dry cabinet (yes, you will need to invest in one of that) and you don't need to use chemical to clean them very often, they should last a lifetime, even the non-L lenses and third party lenses.
    so does that means the glass coated will not easily wear off???

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    Usually if u place a filter on your lens, u don't have to worry abt lens coating fading off. But Sigma lenses have been said to have coatings worned off over time.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    Usually if u place a filter on your lens, u don't have to worry abt lens coating fading off. But Sigma lenses have been said to have coatings worned off over time.
    hmmm... icic... i have learn something new... all the while i thought the filter is the lens protector...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oTaRu View Post
    hmmm... icic... i have learn something new... all the while i thought the filter is the lens protector...
    Yes it does protect the lens as well. Think abt it, i'm sure u'd rather get your filter damaged than your lens.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    haha... ya... i agree... i rather had my filter damage than my lens...

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    I don't know about other people, but personally I'd stay away from Sigma. I was using a 70-210mm during one of my photoshoots when the damn thing came apart literally.
    After speaking to some other sigma owners, they have some unfavourable comments with regards to sigma's quality (but luckily they didn't have as bad experience as I have had)

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    Quote Originally Posted by oTaRu View Post
    hmmm... icic... i have learn something new... all the while i thought the filter is the lens protector...
    The filter only protect the most front element coating from accidentally scratching/knock or dust/dirty. Less dust/dirty make you less touch your front element in order to clean it.

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    Also the way one cleans the lens (e.g. from center outwards), type and brand of cleaning fluid (ONLY if necessary) used to clean the glass to prolong/maintain/sustain the condition of the glass.
    I use only pure Ethanol/Alcohol to clean up any stains, and if impossible, I'll use the Liquid Fusion Camera Lens Cleaner, followed by pure Ethanol/Alcohol to clean up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipin View Post
    Also the way one cleans the lens (e.g. from center outwards), type and brand of cleaning fluid (ONLY if necessary) used to clean the glass to prolong/maintain/sustain the condition of the glass.
    I use only pure Ethanol/Alcohol to clean up any stains, and if impossible, I'll use the Liquid Fusion Camera Lens Cleaner, followed by pure Ethanol/Alcohol to clean up.
    I never used any fluids to clean my filters. A lens tissue will do.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikonrus View Post
    I don't know about other people, but personally I'd stay away from Sigma. I was using a 70-210mm during one of my photoshoots when the damn thing came apart literally.
    After speaking to some other sigma owners, they have some unfavourable comments with regards to sigma's quality (but luckily they didn't have as bad experience as I have had)
    Cos Sigma lenses aren't as well-built as Canon's.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    hey guys... thanks for telling me so much things!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oTaRu View Post
    hey guys... thanks for telling me so much things!
    Go get some gear and learn as u shoot.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikonrus View Post
    I don't know about other people, but personally I'd stay away from Sigma. I was using a 70-210mm during one of my photoshoots when the damn thing came apart literally.
    After speaking to some other sigma owners, they have some unfavourable comments with regards to sigma's quality (but luckily they didn't have as bad experience as I have had)
    This is not true. I've used Sigma lens for more than I can remember. It never fail on me. How can your lens come apart? Did you abuse it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbma View Post
    This is not true. I've used Sigma lens for more than I can remember. It never fail on me. How can your lens come apart? Did you abuse it?
    I never have and never will abuse my camera equipment. I'm too bloody poor and need to save up like mad just to get anything so my stuff are in top notch condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    I never used any fluids to clean my filters. A lens tissue will do.
    I agree too, that's why I caps the word "ONLY". It's the stubborn stains that cannot be removed by the dry cleaning method, using a lens tissue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipin View Post
    I agree too, that's why I caps the word "ONLY". It's the stubborn stains that cannot be removed by the dry cleaning method, using a lens tissue.
    Lens tissue or microfiber cloth never fails me.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    what microfibre cloth is good? for lens tissue just use kodak?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skopio View Post
    what microfibre cloth is good? for lens tissue just use kodak?
    I've no idea abt brands of these but get those which as very fine and soft. For tissue wise get those lint-free ones....same for the cloth.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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