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9 Dec 2012 6:42PM   Views : 3374 Unique : 328

Looks like my sigma macro lens is knackered again. A year or more ago the limit switch jammed and I had it fixed. This evening I inadvertently flicked the switch and now the blasted thing grinds like crazy although will work on manual - but keeps making rather a lot of noise Sad I've tried it on both cameras just to make sure.

Now - do I get it fixed again or think about replacing it with something else? I've always fancied a longer macro but am not sure the cash-flow right now is up to a new lens.

bum bum bum bum bum bum etc. etc.


KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
9 Dec 2012 7:06PM
But it's Christmas....................and you deserve a present - you have been a good girl, haven't you!?! Wink

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cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
9 Dec 2012 7:13PM
Oh I've been a boringly good girl yet again this year but a new macro costs anywhere between around 350 to 550 depending on what I get Sad

That said Sony do a 2.8 30mm macro for around 150 which might be the more realistic option for now!
JJGEE 13 7.2k 18 England
9 Dec 2012 7:35PM
Hope it was not the new camera that caused the problem ! !
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
9 Dec 2012 7:41PM
Nope - it was me stupidly switching the limit switch that caused the problem - happily the new camera is just fine and dandy Smile
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
9 Dec 2012 9:01PM
I have just doubled checked that I've entered the Xmas draw for the Tamron macro - digits crossed Smile
EddieAC Plus
13 2.0k 2 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 9:23PM
I missed a few days of the prize draw but found out that you can at least still catch up. Hope you win the Tamron, I just got a slightly older model from mpbphotographic recently. Quality lens, this new model will be even better.
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
9 Dec 2012 9:38PM
Fingers are firmly crossed - having looked around before the Tamron is definitely on my list of wants - has been for a while.

Sadly December brings gas/electric bill, house insurance and of course Christmas - I will not be spending lots of money on goodies this month Sad
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
12 Dec 2012 10:31PM
I've ordered a set of extension tubes to play with for now - until I can stretch to a new Macro lens - just thought you'd like to know Smile

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