I was under the impression that Sigma was more lenient with warranties than Nikon. I thought Sigma USA would honor the international warranty (i.e., the one that comes with a gray market lens) for a one year period. I thought the benefit of buying a USA lens was the extended warranty beyond the one year. Does anyone have definitive info?Welcome to the Cafe Fuss! Trust me this is a great lens and I highly suggest you purchase one. The DG is the newest version and make sure you purchase your lens form a Sigma authorized dealer if you want full Sigma factory warranty! I almost purchased my lens from Sigma 4 Less.com which is NOT an authorized dealer!
You're correct. Just because Nikon has a truly pathetic policy towards gray-market items doesn't mean everybody else does. The lenses from Sigma4less are gray market (international), but they are still perfectly legitimate. They just don't carry the full US warranty. They do however have a 1-year international warranty.I was under the impression that Sigma was more lenient with warranties than Nikon. I thought Sigma USA would honor the international warranty (i.e., the one that comes with a gray market lens) for a one year period. I thought the benefit of buying a USA lens was the extended warranty beyond the one year. Does anyone have definitive info?
As you can see from my sig I'm a big Nikon lens fan, but think my Sigma 150 can run with the best of them - one of only two non-Nikon lenses I own. A great value in my opinion, but I bought it because I thought it would be as sharp as the very best Nikon macro lenses at f2.8 with a longer working length - I haven't been disappointed.i'm trying not to get hung up on the ''Nikon'' , but
When shooting macros, I don't think focal length matters so much as reproduction ratio when it comes to things like camera shake, DOF, etc. In other words, shooting handheld at 1:1 can be difficult no matter what focal length you're using.yeah, that's pretty incredible.
do you feel that with the 150 focal length on the sigma.....for macro anyway.....it's only as good as the tripod it's on???
i've heard that longer macro lenses.....105, 150, 200, etc.....are great.....if you can keep them perfectly still. trying to do a handheld at that distance and keep it 1:1 is VERY difficult.
would you agree with this??.......what is your tripod set up??.....ever handhold the 150 for macro???......good results??????....advice on lenses??
ps. there are a lot of questions for you to answer there.