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Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG MACRO for Nikon AFD Focusing problem

This little used lens which is one and a half years old seems to have developed a mechanical focusing problem. It focuses perfectly in auto or manual to 40ft approx but almost seizes between 40 and infinity. The autofocus will not work past 40ft unless you mechanically force it which does not feel right at all. Move it a few times manually and it will work in a fashion but not perfectly. It feels like I could be doing damage as I force it past a virtual stop at 40ft. Is this a known problem? Any solutions? Given it was little used and well looked after, have I any point in seeking warranty / goodwill repair?
Paul, Ireland

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    hi what fit is this lens

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It will not focus on anything closer than 5 feet.

(From Sigma lens literature)
Capable of macro photography, this lens has a 1:2 maximum close-up magnification at the 300 mm focal length. It's the ideal high performance lens for portraits, sports photography, nature photography, and other types of photography that frequently use the telephoto range. It also has a switch for changeover to macro photography at focal lengths between 200mm and 300mm with a maximum close-up magnification from 1:2.9 to 1:2. The minimum focusing distance is 1.5m / 59 in. at all zoom settings.

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SOURCE: 135-400mm lens on nikon d40

Unfortunately, this lens is not supported by the D40 due to Nikon's unfortunate decision to leave out the autofocus motor from this camera.  This is why I tell folks not to waste their money on the D40 - access to the many, many, many lenses that Nikon has made over the years, many of which are available used for a substantial savings, is lost on this camera.  The only Nikon lenses that work are AF-S lenses, and some third party lenses that have their own internal motors.  I got a list of Sigma lenses that are compatible with the D40 for you:
The list of compatible Sigma lenses for the Nikon D40 as of the current date is as follows:

  • 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC
  • 12-24mm F4.5-5.6
  • 17-35mm F2.8-4 DG
  • 50-500mm F4-6.3 DG
  • APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC HSM
  • 70-200mm F2.8 DG MACRO
  • 80-400mm F4.5-5.6
  • 100-300mm F4 DG
  • 120-300mm F2.8 DG
  • 300-800mm F5.6 DG
  • 14mm F2.8 EX
  • 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM
  • 150mm F2.8 EX DG
  • 180mm F3.5 EX DG
  • 300mm EX DG
  • 500mm EX DG
  • 800mm f5.6 EX DG
from here:  http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1177682545.html
Sorry for the bad news.  The cheaper thing at this point may be to sell the D40 and get a D80.  I personally have a D70S, but that is no longer made.  

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Sigma 18 -200 lens with D40x

This lens is NOT compatible as the body doesn't have a motor . £200 wasted

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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SOURCE: autofocus not working

If you don't know how to fix it yourself send it to Sigma UK (01707 329999). They are quite resonable charges for that sort of fault. Their website give a price guide depending on lens and fault. Steve

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Doesn't look like it.

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