Sigma lens soft copy


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satay16

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How did you receive the soft copy? Via e-mail?
very funny.......:sweat:


yar. send to sigma, but b4 that, make sure you call them to make an appointment. otherwise, you risk a wasted trip.

i dun think your dealer will change one for one for you. unless he/she specifically told you that he willing to do 1-1 exchange is found faulty.
 

longko

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Sorry for OT:embrass: But how to determine if a lens is soft copy?
 

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Someone will come in and tell you... shoot newspaper on the wall, scrutinise your pictures at 100% on the monitor, etc, etc. What you really need to do is shoot a picture and print it at 10 x 15 and see for yourself. Of course, due diligence in post editing has to be done prior to printing.
 

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The 10-20mm isn't an L lens. Its a $900 dollar lens. I hope you're not expecting tack-sharp results from it. Mine gives me acceptable quality for the dollar but it doesnt quite compare in resolution and sharpness to my 16-35 or any of my Ls. However, it does give me a 13 mm equivalent width as opposed to a 20 mm on my 1dmk2 and frankly, with 4R prints, the images are reasonably sharp with some slight USM. Printing any picture with a sub 16mp camera at 10x15 and looking at it with a loupe will make any lens 'soft'.

BTW.. i was about to comment on the soft copy too.. hehehe
 

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This lens is not that sharp in the first place. But EXCELLENT value for $$. The 'sharpness', contrast, build etc are acceptable. If you are looking for 'sharpness' from a $2000-$3000 lens, you most likely would be disappointed.

If it is REALLY 'soft' till the extreme, then head down to the Sigma Care Centre to get it sorted out ASAP. ;)
 

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the Sigma 10-20mm sometime has focusing problem, which it focus beyond the infinity and create soft image. So nowaday I shoot in manual focus f/8-11 most of the time.:sweat:
 

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the Sigma 10-20mm sometime has focusing problem, which it focus beyond the infinity and create soft image. So nowaday I shoot in manual focus f/8-11 most of the time.:sweat:
Also as the Sigma 10-20mm does not have the USM, it is slow and will hunt in low light or with poor contrast situations.
 

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This lens is not that sharp in the first place. But EXCELLENT value for $$. The 'sharpness', contrast, build etc are acceptable. If you are looking for 'sharpness' from a $2000-$3000 lens, you most likely would be disappointed.

the Sigma lens so expensive ah? i thot it would be less since it's a 3rd party lens...
 

ipin

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This lens is not that sharp in the first place. But EXCELLENT value for $$. The 'sharpness', contrast, build etc are acceptable. If you are looking for 'sharpness' from a $2000-$3000 lens, you most likely would be disappointed.

If it is REALLY 'soft' till the extreme, then head down to the Sigma Care Centre to get it sorted out ASAP. ;)
the Sigma lens so expensive ah? i thot it would be less since it's a 3rd party lens...
The 10-20mm should be in the range of $8xx IIRC. What I was referring to is that we cannot compare apples ($8xx) with oranges ($2K-$3K). ;)
 

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I personally feel the 10-20 is not so worth it for canon mount because for just a little more you can have canon's 10-22, which have less QC problems. Though i find mine not sharp as well :think:

However for nikon, it is better because nikon's 12-24 cost 2X more, is less wide and is also DX/DC. I am using sigma 12-24 though.
 

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I personally feel the 10-20 is not so worth it for canon mount because for just a little more you can have canon's 10-22, which have less QC problems. Though i find mine not sharp as well :think:

However for nikon, it is better because nikon's 12-24 cost 2X more, is less wide and is also DX/DC. I am using sigma 12-24 though.
The Sigma 10-20 is a DC lens as well, but I think usually people go for the Tokina 12-24 f/4 if they dont' want the Nikkor as it's virtually identical in terms of specs.
 

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The Sigma 10-20 is a DC lens as well, but I think usually people go for the Tokina 12-24 f/4 if they dont' want the Nikkor as it's virtually identical in terms of specs.

I still stick with 12-24..

not that i usually need, but it feels good to know you can have full real 12mm anytime.
 

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the Sigma 10-20mm sometime has focusing problem, which it focus beyond the infinity and create soft image. So nowaday I shoot in manual focus f/8-11 most of the time.:sweat:
same observations, close focusing the photos are sharp:thumbsup:...focus far away the thing gets confused...so manual mode :sweat:
 

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