Canon EOS350D and Sigma 105 macro

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Fred Anonymous, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. Hello.

    I've seen several postings about the choice of Canon or Sigma macro.

    I sent a reply saying that the Canon was faster to focus and easier to use.

    I've now found another difference. I have the Sigma 105mm macro and it works
    with my EOS620 (35mm) and IX and IX7 (APS) bodies.
    It will not work properly with my EOS350D. In several modes the camera does
    not want to do anything other than show "ERR 99". In a few modes (this is
    not consistent) the camera will le me take one shot before the "ERR 99" pops
    up. In these cases the shot has actually been taken.

    Anyone else found this problem with the EOS350D?

    I know I might be able to have the lens re-chipped but I'm debating whether
    to save the money and get the EF-S 60mm macro which sounds like a nice lens.

    Regards, Ian.
    Fred Anonymous, Mar 19, 2006
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  2. Fred Anonymous

    Jack Guest

    I can't speak for the Sigma, but I have the EF-S 60 mm macro for my Rebel XT
    and am extremely pleased with it. Tack sharp and good contrast. At 60 mm
    it is equivalent to about 85 mm full-frame. Not good for butterflies, but
    great for about anything else. JackM
    Jack, Mar 21, 2006
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  3. That lens is a shaky choice for Canon DSLRs. I have a 300D and a 20D and
    both bodies often "bitch" about that lens. However, I have found that
    turning the camera off and back on will often fix the temporary glitch and
    allow me to continue with my shots.

    I like the Sigma lens and like Canon but I am looking for fewer future

    I will no longer consider non-Canon lenses. Life is too short to be second
    guessing and troubleshooting. Sorry about that, Sigma and Tamron and ...
    this is where the Canon bashers step in and cite there contrary views.
    Don't care ... I'm going with Canon lenses from now on. I will stick with
    one vendor and eliminate the finger pointing.
    Charles Schuler, Mar 21, 2006
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