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Offline alpha-male

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SIGMA LENS COMPATABILITY
« on: October 14, 2011, 10:42:18 AM »
Sigma admit to a77/a65 compatibility issue

“We have just had a press release from Japan which would clear this query up.

http://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/english/news/info_111014.htm Your lens would need further modification for the A65.”

Copied from sony alpha rumours site 14/10/11 - Interesting!

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Re: SIGMA LENS COMPATABILITY
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2011, 07:33:14 PM »
My Sigma lenses all seem to work with my A77 too

50mm F1.4 EX DG – HSM
24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG – HSM
10-20mm F4-5.6

I think it may be something to do with the fact they are HSM because the first two are on the recall list.
I telephoned SIGMA UK today. It seems the man employed in customer relations for UK was a little less polite.
At first he knew nothing of a recall until I informed him it had been announced on his website.
I was put on hold for 5 minutes and was then told I needed receipts for the camera with warranty cards and receipts for the lenses.
When I told him I had purchased the lenses under 6 months ago from an online company he preceded to tell me off and suggested I was a criminal & hadn’t paid import duty.

Unless I can prove import duty has been paid I will be charged £37.50 per lense for a fix on 2 lenses which are under 6 months old have paid nearly a £1000 for.

He wasnt happy when I suggested it was his company that had avoided paying costs to SONY.

I will NEVER buy SIGMA again.
Welcome to rip-off Britain!

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Re: SIGMA LENS COMPATABILITY
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2011, 09:29:16 PM »
What, not to sure I can find my reciepy either Have an 18-250mm seems to work at the moment. Will have a go at phoning them, monday, can always invoke the trading standards people.

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Re: SIGMA LENS COMPATABILITY
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2011, 09:29:18 AM »
got the following reply from Sigma

"This lens would need upgrading for the A77, we are only upgrading the lenses if you have bought the A77 and therefore ask that you supply a purchase receipt for the camera as well as the lens when sending the lens into us.

If the lens is under a year old there will be no charge if the lens is older please see the following:

1: £5.00 per lens if you have proof of purchase for the lens from new which is to cover return p&p.

2: £37.99 per lens if you have no proof of purchase which is to cover the cost of Admin and postage.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

If you are based outside the UK please inform us and we will put you in contact with your nearest Sigma Agent"

OK but if you upgrade in the future you might get a bit of a bill.. So hold onto you receipts and the one for the work done as if you try to sell it later it would be helpful to prove it is compatible with the A&& and A65


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Re: SIGMA LENS COMPATABILITY
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2011, 12:10:24 PM »
Drat! That looks like my (slightly older, non-HSM) Sigma lenses WILL work.

That's one less thing stopping me buying an Alpha 77

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Re: SIGMA LENS COMPATABILITY
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2011, 03:06:39 PM »
Well, tried out an Alpha a77 with my Sigma lenses today (Bigma and 24-70 F/2.8 EX DG Macro - both from 2006) and, wouldn't you know it, both worked absolutely fine.

I now have only one excuse left for not buying this camera, money. Unfortunately, I CAN afford it at the moment, hmmm....

Brief impressions of the camera:

Lovely to handle
EVF is AMAZING!! I was very worried about this but needlessly as it turns out.
LOTS of functions (I think that there may be a bit of a learning curve until I'm as familiar as I am with my 7D)
The 12fps is just silly
The 16-50 lens is lovely too, compact, super silent focus, fast, etc., etc.

It feels like a "real" camera.

I'll see how long it is before I crack.

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Re: SIGMA LENS COMPATABILITY
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2011, 04:31:20 PM »
does anyone have the Sigma 400 f5.6 non APO/Macro lens to try on the A77????

I would be interested to know if this combo works
A700, VG-C70AM, Sony 50mm f1.4,SAL1870, Sony 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G SSM, A350,A550,3600HSD, Minolta 135, 500 Reflex, Sigma 10-20,  Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD ASP IF, Sigma 400, Tamron 90, ,Nissin Di866 MKII,Interfit 150w 2 head kit, Giottos MTL9351B/MH5011
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Re: SIGMA LENS COMPATABILITY
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2011, 08:52:05 AM »
Got my lens back from sigma today, fairly quick service , though I cannot notice any difference really as it was working before.

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Re: SIGMA LENS COMPATABILITY
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2011, 12:32:51 PM »
A77 10 -20mm f4-5.6 DC EX - Worked fine NO ISSUES

A77 50 mm F1.4 EX DG HSM - Juddery focus on HSM (Not RIGHT)

A77 24 -70 f2.8 HSM - Worked fine NO ISSUES

Sent the 50mm & the 24-70mm to Sigma UK for FREE re-chipping as I had the paypal receipt and guarantee card and they were both on the recall list.

Received both lenses back within 2 weeks - Both work fine now - Very quick HSM performance.

PROBLEM - both lenses are recognised as the same lens when using micro-adjustment.
24 -70 f2.8 HSM requires +10 correction.

when putting 50mm lens on, the same +10 correction is set on the camera! Doh

Not the case for the 10-20 - It is set to 0

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Re: SIGMA LENS COMPATABILITY
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2011, 01:18:28 PM »
Anyone used the 70-200 F2.8 EX (pre HSM) one on the A77 yet?
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Re: SIGMA LENS COMPATABILITY
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2011, 03:14:14 AM »
Anyone used the 70-200 F2.8 EX (pre HSM) one on the A77 yet?

I hear that the non HSM versions have no problems
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Re: SIGMA LENS COMPATABILITY
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2011, 10:26:37 AM »
The 150-500 works fine as well. I have not tested the OS version of the 150-500.

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Re: SIGMA LENS COMPATABILITY
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2011, 01:59:55 PM »
I think the 70-200mm should work on the a77. My 100-300 F4 EX DG IF works fine even with the Sigma 1.4x TC.

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Re: SIGMA LENS COMPATABILITY
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2011, 09:51:22 PM »
Thanks folks, thats a relief - no sign of me getting an A77 but I might when its more established (read cheaper with firmware fixed)
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