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Lens Firmware upgrade required fro newer cameras - check first!!
on 1 July 2015
I have only had a short while to play with this lens before returning it to Amazon. Im mainly writing this review to warn other potential purchasers to check the Sigma USA website as this lens has an issue with some cameras - in particular the newer Canons. I have a 760D and this lens requires a firmware update to work correctly. Sigma UK struggled to understand this at first but the technical department confirmed it and asked me to send it to them for a free upgrade (note it cant be done via the dock, it needs to go to them apparently and will be back in a week. The score left is as a result of this, these lenses are not up to date! I was happy to have the work done but Amazon sent me a lens that had been returned by another customer (no big deal normally) but when it came it hadnt even been checked, it was incorrectly packaged, the box was dog eared, the instructions were crumpled up, bags were stuffed in the bottom of the box and the main optic was caked in dust. Looked like someone had used it for a job and then returned it. Not a chance I'd like to take with a lens. Will probably get another one when the amazon stock returns.