So on the fence about cancelling until issues and supplies are all worked out...But keep imagining this will be a great newborn lens...
Sure hope I'm not getting one of the lenses the OCD folk are tweaking to death and returning. The stories here of lens churn are revolting.
Well said ...I think more than a few are over-tweaked!
I am looking forward to Dustin Abbott's review/comparison of both Sigma 50's...hope he got the Sigma Dock,too as I would like to hear what he has to say about that as well. His take is reliable, experienced, real-world and relevant.
Wow, really? You have NO idea how this lens is. It's pretty bold to say somebody is over tweaking and almost destroying a lens because I apperantly have OCD according to some here.
I will see if I didn't delete the images from my trip out and I'll wait for you tell me if that is nitpicking or a real problem.
I, for one, was responding more to the folks who mentioned sening back three or four of the 35mm's chasing perfection. This 50mm is so new, plus, Viggo, you have decided to give Sigma a chance to fix.
But really, just go to Amazon reviews or various forums (yes, including this one), and see how many loons are sending back several of ANY lens you can name, Canon, Sigma, whatever brand. I'd bet not 1% of such folk ever got paid a penny for a photograph, yet they can't sleep at night because a lens is not living up to some impossible standard.
Working pros that I know (including a Pulitzer prize winner who is now a professor) would laugh at how WE obsess over things they never give a second thought to.
All that said, if I find that this lens is missing even 1 in 7 (much less the 40% we read about in one review) of shots in a well lit, decent contrast situation, back it goes--and then I'd wait for news from Simga that AF issues have been squarely addressed. The fact that Viggo and others are willing to let Sigma fix the lens speaks clearly about how great the POTENTIAL of this lens is--which is why I haven't cancelled my order yet.
As for the USB mount, it might be creating more problems than it solves, despite Sigma's intentions. It certainly feeds into the OCD behavior that many photographers have. And you know what? Most great photographers display a LOT of OCD behavior--at least according to their biographies. Channeling that behavior into productive activities has been great for many fields of human endeavor!