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Sigma 180 f/2.8 OS Macro Pre-Production Lens Goes Missing
« on: January 13, 2012, 08:52:26 PM »
Stolen at CES? The Sigma 180 f/2.8 OS Macro lens that was showcased at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada has gone missing.

The lens was one of 2 pre-production models believed to be in existence. If you took it, give it back. For the record, I touched it, but I left it at the Sigma booth.

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Sigma 180 f/2.8 OS Macro Pre-Production Lens Goes Missing
« on: January 13, 2012, 08:52:26 PM »

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Re: Sigma 180 f/2.8 OS Macro Pre-Production Lens Goes Missing
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2012, 09:31:11 PM »
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Gear! When do we get gear?!

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Re: Sigma 180 f/2.8 OS Macro Pre-Production Lens Goes Missing
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2012, 10:07:04 PM »
Hmmm, how long till it shows up on ebay/Craigslist....

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Re: Sigma 180 f/2.8 OS Macro Pre-Production Lens Goes Missing
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012, 10:09:16 PM »
I cant believe someone would do something like that!  Seriously, this must be a bummer for Sigma and the visitor.  I hope they have the other pre-production unit on hand so they can still show it ...
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Re: Sigma 180 f/2.8 OS Macro Pre-Production Lens Goes Missing
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2012, 10:11:00 PM »
it´s a sigma lens.... so it probably broke into pieces and vanished into the carpet.  ;D

nah just joking ..

in fact the decentering was just so unreal that it disappeared from this level of existence into a parallel universe.
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Re: Sigma 180 f/2.8 OS Macro Pre-Production Lens Goes Missing
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2012, 10:11:32 PM »
Probably getting discontinued.

Oh wait a minute....

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Re: Sigma 180 f/2.8 OS Macro Pre-Production Lens Goes Missing
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2012, 10:30:42 PM »
Ouch :'(

Not cool at all, I'm guessing it was attached to the booth with a wire, so someone must have come ready with cutters. -100, a large fine and a stint in the local jail if they get caught.

Seriously though, unless they are going to keep it for shooting at home only, someone is going to spot them with it (if people know what they are looking at anyway) and they'll get busted.

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Re: Sigma 180 f/2.8 OS Macro Pre-Production Lens Goes Missing
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2012, 10:30:42 PM »

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Re: Sigma 180 f/2.8 OS Macro Pre-Production Lens Goes Missing
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2012, 10:44:52 PM »
Aren't there security cameras around the venue? Regardless, in this day and age in a crowded place such as CES I bet there are dozens of photos out there that happened to capture the thief in action.
Something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeaSJ3FNJX4&feature=youtu.be  :)

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Re: Sigma 180 f/2.8 OS Macro Pre-Production Lens Goes Missing
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2012, 11:13:12 PM »
Dumb thief ....he should have stolen from the Canon or Nikon booth........... ::)
...or...what was I  thinking...the Leica booth!!!!
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Re: Sigma 180 f/2.8 OS Macro Pre-Production Lens Goes Missing
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2012, 12:13:59 AM »
Imagine if the EXIF data turns up somewhere...

Bit ridiculous though, but its a bit hard to think that there wasn't enough security to stop it from happening... or help identify the culprit faster

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Re: Sigma 180 f/2.8 OS Macro Pre-Production Lens Goes Missing
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2012, 12:52:54 AM »
PMA/CES was so crowded that it would have bee VERY easy to grab an item and then blend into the madness. Sigma's Lenses were not tied to the counter but usually were brought out from behind the counter to show. It was so crowded, I will never go fact to PMA when it is part of CES. Fortunately I saw what I needed to see as soon as they opened the doors.

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Re: Sigma 180 f/2.8 OS Macro Pre-Production Lens Goes Missing
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2012, 01:23:42 AM »
My first instinct was to laugh... But seriously -this sort of behavious jeopardizes the availability of lenses for handling at trade shows and should be deplored. 

Now that's out of the way, Sigma state that there were two pre-production lenses in existence; which mount was the one that was stolen? If it was Sigma SA mount, then it shouldn't be too hard to find the culprit; I would get the police to interview both suspects. 


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Re: Sigma 180 f/2.8 OS Macro Pre-Production Lens Goes Missing
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2012, 01:24:12 AM »
I'm going to put the 200-500 f2.8 under my shirt and saunter out.

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Re: Sigma 180 f/2.8 OS Macro Pre-Production Lens Goes Missing
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2012, 01:51:06 AM »
I wonder if it was caught on a security camera.  Should be pretty to spot him, i think.

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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2012, 05:40:50 AM »
If it was Sigma SA mount, then it shouldn't be too hard to find the culprit; I would get the police to interview both suspects.

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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2012, 05:40:50 AM »