20 Most Recent Sigma APO 170-500mm f/5-6.3 DG for Minolta Digital Questions & Answers

First of all you need to clean the connectors on both the lens and the camera. Do this by using a pencil eraser being careful not to get bits in the camera or lens. If this doesn't clear the problem is it that auto focus doesn't function with any lens. If that is so then you need a camera repair. If auto focus is only non functional on the Sigma 170-500mm and you can manual focus then the probable problem may be a broken ribbon cable in the lens itself. This will need to be replaced. Usually a quick and relatively cheap job.

Sigma APO... | Answered on Mar 14, 2016

Assuming the lens has a Nikon mount, then yes. If it has a Minolta mount then it won't fit onto a Nikon camera.

Sigma APO... | Answered on Jun 01, 2014

Be aware, most camera's only allow AF to work as long as the aperture is greater than 5,6 (greater aperture means smaller number) So your lens only works from f 5 to 5,6. The last part where the aperture goes to 6,3, the AF won't work. So as long as your setting is on AF, the camera can't focus from a certain focal lenght. Switch over to MF and you should be able to use the zoom all the way.

Sigma APO... | Answered on May 12, 2014

If anything, you will gain image quality because the sensor on the D5000 is smaller than a frame of 35mm film. Thus you will only be using the central portion of the lens. On the D5000, the 28-80mm lens will act as a 42-120mm would on the F65.

However, you will lose autofocus capability. The D5000 does not have a focus motor in the body, relying on the lens having the motor, and neither version of the 28-80mm lens has a focus motor. The lowest-end Nikon dSLR with a focus motor is the D90.

Sigma APO... | Answered on Feb 07, 2010

Yes, the lens will be compatible with the D50.

All lenses are optical: light comes in one end and goes out the other. There's no digital/non-digital about it.

What there is about lenses is the size of the image circle. Lenses cover a certain area. A lens that covers a 35mm film frame, such as the Sigma under discussion, will also cover a smaller area, such as the sensor on a D50. It's possible to design lenses with a smaller image circle. These smaller, lighter lenses are sometimes called "digital," because they are intended to only cover the typically smaller digital sensor. Using such a lens on a full-frame or film camera will produce dark corners. This is NOT an issue in your case.

Sigma APO... | Answered on Jan 19, 2010


Doesn't look like it.

Sigma APO... | Answered on Dec 23, 2009

Check the Sigma site. They have the specs for the APO lenses.

Sigma APO... | Answered on Jul 27, 2009

are you offering one, or asking for one ?

Sigma APO... | Answered on Jul 17, 2009

Hi old is the lens it may be 5-6 years old if it is it may need a rechip contact sigma

Sigma APO... | Answered on Dec 13, 2008

Cleans those contacts on the lenses as well as the camera.
Still no luck.
Take that lenses to store and try it out on store camera.

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Sigma APO... | Answered on Jan 22, 2008

When you get a flashing EE, it means there is an Eror somewhere. Most cameras have a botton you press to reset it. Usually it is the battery check button. Try that. Also try taking the lens off the camera, unlocking the aperture ring, remount the lens and then lock the aprture ring to the minimum F stop. I think this should solve the problem.

Sigma APO... | Answered on Sep 21, 2007

Best you don't open it at all as you can damage the lens. Send back to manufacture

Sigma Cameras | Answered on Jan 23, 2019

Tiffen is a brand of filters not a lens.
if your sigma lens will work on 1 camera and not on the other then check the lens mount, electronic contacts, clean them if needed.
check the settings in the camera if there needs to be a change.

Sigma Cameras | Answered on Feb 10, 2018

Take it to a Qualified technician and get it fixed properly.
I have this same lens for my Pentax K3, its a very good lens and worth getting it fixed by a proper tech who knows what they are doing.

Sigma Cameras | Answered on Feb 10, 2018

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