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Old Jun 4, 2007, 9:29 PM   #1
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Bought this lens used on eBay. Took a couple of test shots and quickly noticed that the camera was not happy during AF. Closer examination showed that the lens focus mechanism is jamming. Can't decide whether to return it or send it on to Sigma to see if they can do anythng with it. To return the lens I have to ship it back into the US - it's not obvious from the auction terms and conditions who covers this cost. It may be less expensive to get it fixed (if possible) and just keep it.

Anyone here had any experience with lens repairs?

Here's a test shot from this lens - the lighting was not too good - pre-thunderstorm dull and overcast. 1/60 sec @ f11, ISO-400.
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Old Jun 25, 2007, 9:13 PM   #2
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This lens was returned to the seller who received it last week. Looks like he re-listed it (#110141403319). He has changed the description to read: "The focusing ring is a little rough but should still function properly".

It didn't "function properly" for me. I hope the next owner is happier with it than I was.
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Old Jun 26, 2007, 4:21 AM   #3
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That sounds a little naughty. If you wanted you could warn the winning bidder (as you are watching the auction anyway) that you had the lens and the experience that was had by you. I would wait until the auction is finished if you are going to do this.
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