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28-80 mm sigma won't auto focus

This lens won't auto focus but the 75-300 mm sigma will with the same settings on a sony alpha 700 camera...????

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    Have you made sure that the focusing mode selector on the lens is set to AF?

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The lens may not be a dynex type so it wont work on your 700

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