Sigma finds incompatibilities with 4 lenses, EOS D30!|
(Friday, April 20, 2001 - 16:49 EDT)
Japanese company announces repair program for affected Japanese customers...
Yamada Kumio of the digitalcamera.gr.jp website has reported that Sigma Japan has announced problems with four of its fixed focal-length lenses when used with certain Canon EOS cameras (specifically, the D30, EOS-1V, EOS-1N, and EOS-1)... Sigma says the following lenses will have aperture control problems with these cameras: The company is fixing the lenses free of charge in Japan, and says that other than the above four lenses, none of its other lenses suffer from this problem. All four lenses are sold in the USA... The first three lenses started shipping in the US from November 2000 to January 2001 - we're not sure when the 180mm lens started shipping but it is currently available.
Sigma USA has yet to comment on news of the incompatibilities, however when some of their lenses were found not to work with the Canon Elan 7 the company repaired the lenses (and cleaned/checked them at the same time) free of charge. Hopefully they'll do the same with these lenses - if they announce anything on this, you'll hear it here!
Yamada Kumio / digitalcamera.gr.jp
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