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Sigma 8-16 new available in Australia again
Posted By: i_trax, 12-25-2014, 02:05 AM

AU$629 with 24 months warranty
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12-25-2014, 07:33 AM   #2
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At the current exchange rate, that is $510 US. Even with the cost of shipping that is well below the $750 it was going for here in the US, even when they were available. The problem is if it takes more than one to actually get a good one. Do they come with international warranties - so that Sigma USA will adjust them?
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As of July 1 2012 Sigma no longer has worldwide warranties and any product that is not imported by the Sigma Corporation of America or purchased from an unauthorized Sigma USA Dealer will not be serviced under warranty regardless of the service required. The Sigma Corporation of America Service department will service these products but it will be at the owner's expense.
So, with this I will go into my rant that if Sigma Japan can not manufacturer their lenses in such a way that you do not need to go through 2 or 3 copies to get a good one, then why buy anything from them - if they will not stand behind their products with a reasonable international warranty. We are not talking about the distribution subsidiary here - its the responsibility of the parent company.

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My first one was good... do you feel lucky?
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
My first one was good... do you feel lucky?
My first one was well over 45 units of back-focusing out and CRIS realigned it and made the adjustments under warranty 2 days after I received it new.
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If they can sell them new down in OZ, why can't Sigma sell the 8-16 here in the US? It's a reasonable question?

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