« Last post by Antono Refa on Today at 02:52:31 AM »
All the time Sigma lenses were in the hundreds of dollars range and Canon much more expensive I could see the attraction of them, but at $1,500 vs $2,500 I just don't. Yes $1,000 is a lot of money but the Canon lens is sublime, $1,500 seems like a ton of money for a lens with issues off the bat!
I bought both earlier versions of the Sigma 12-24mm, but this time I bought the Canon for two reasons.
The first reason is the price. Its high enough that I went the extra $1,000 and bought the Canon 11-24mm.
The other is that it becomes harder and harder to sell Sigma lenses. As example, the last store in my town that bought used third party lenses (which is convenient when upgrading), has recently closed.
Sure, I can sell lenses myself, and could probably get better prices, but I'm neither good at it or enjoying it.