A Kodak comment about a Sigma lens

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by David Kilpatrick, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. David Kilpatrick

    Mark B. Guest

    Note: Posters that make blanket statements should be ignored as well.

    Mark B., Jul 10, 2004
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  2. I wouldn't be too sure about that. I'm still waiting for a letter which was
    posted on one of the smaller Orkney islands in 2001.
    Janie Thomson, Jul 10, 2004
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  3. Now would that be the one with no postbox and some very hungry gannets?
    David Kilpatrick, Jul 10, 2004
  4. That doesn't narrow it down much :)

    I was bloody hungry though! Thieving gits! I suspect the problem was at the
    Glasgow end, as the envelope was posted inside the post office on the
    Janie Thomson, Jul 10, 2004
  5. David Kilpatrick

    Zebedee Guest

    Well, they keep delivering mail that's been in the system for up to 50
    years. I guess you might get it in 2051 :)



    (Claiming asylum in an attempt
    to escape paying his debts to
    Dougal and Florence)
    Zebedee, Jul 10, 2004
  6. I managed to get Charles Tait his magazine copies for years - probably
    still do, but spotted his name on an old list today and remembered his
    work. He was/is one of the Orkneys best photographers. On the other hand
    there were certain London and Essex districts where magazine copies just
    went missing with no explanation repeatedly.

    David Kilpatrick, Jul 11, 2004
  7. It's ridiculous alright but there are a few in this group just like
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Jul 11, 2004
  8. Maybe there was a keen amateur photographer in the sorting office :)

    Dennis Bradley, Jul 11, 2004
  9. Dennis Bradley wrote:

    re: On the other hand
    Or a keen market stall trader !
    David Kilpatrick, Jul 11, 2004
  10. That sounded dangerously like a blanket statement.

    I would like to iterate my own view that blankets are plain wrong, and that
    duvets are the future.
    Martin Francis, Jul 12, 2004
  11. I think we are all grown ups, and can keep our own counsel on who we shall
    Martin Francis, Jul 12, 2004
  12. David Kilpatrick

    Simon Smith Guest

    I have a Sigma 12 - 24 lens which I use on both a Canon 300D and on a
    10D. Sharp and good contrast, is my conclusion. It's an excellent lens
    and I'm very pleased with the results.

    I wouldn't normally choose Sigma lenses because I haven't previously
    liked either their optics or the build quality. But there is no
    equivalent Canon AF fit lens. So I tried it before buying.

    I basically use it only at 12mm - which is roughly equivalent to 19mm
    at 35mm. If you want to shoot wide angle with a 1.6x sensor then this
    is a great lens. Unless I was just lucky and got a good one.
    Simon Smith, Jul 13, 2004
  13. The Sigma 50mm EX is a very sharp lens.
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Jul 13, 2004

  14. I'm using one at the moment and it is quite simply a very good lens by
    any standards. All tests I've seen so far have agreed on that as well,
    no matter what country/level of magazine.

    David Kilpatrick, Jul 13, 2004
  15. This is correct. But you have people like Steve Gionovella (posting under a
    plethora of different user names) and Guido, who spread so much incorrect
    information about Sigma, that it may make some people think that there is
    something very wrong with every Sigma product. This is unfair to Sigma.

    Sigma has some decent lenses in their EX line. In the entry level line you
    may find something with decent optics, but as the original poster pointed
    out in his quote, "a bit clunky."

    Sigma has no control over people like SG and Guido, and their damage is
    minimal. Where Sigma is guilty is in their new math that made the SD9 a 3.4
    megapixel camera and the SD10 a 10 megapixel camera. Everyone, except SG and
    his aliases, agree that the SD10 is a 3.4 megapixel camera.

    The reason that I created http://sigmasd10.com, was to set the record
    Steven M. Scharf, Jul 13, 2004
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