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Focussing problem on Sigma 10-20/4-5,6 lense for Pentax

Attaching the Sigma 10-20 lense to my Pentax K10D, the autofocus has moved focussing. I'm not able to shot a picture that has sharp objects that I'd like to have sharp. Now I'm correcting it in the Debug mode in the Camera settings, but when I change the lense for other standard working, I have to reset these settings.
Can someone provide me the information how can I correct the focussing on the lense? Or is there a service manual for this lense that would be useful for me?

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I do have the same lens in Canon version and some time ago had the same problem. The lens has suffer an impact somewhere and was slightly out of alignment. Take it to qualified technician.

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SOURCE: Autofocus motor run but no focus

Found this myself check manual focus ring (closest to camera) maybe ring has moved to "manual"position. This ring moves backwards and forwards between "manual" and "auto" and may need pushing home completely

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2. Send it to Sigma for repair.

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The next thing to check is whether the viewfinder has an eyecup attached, if so slide it upwards to remove it as sometimes they have a corrective lens fitted if the previous user needed corrective optics. If your vision is fine (with glasses/contact lenses if necessary) then a corrective lens on the viewfinder may make things look blurry.

Other than that, the only other possible cause (other than a pair of broken lenses) is if the focussing screen has become dislodged downwards (or somehow fitted upside-down) then the viewfinder image will be unsharp. Officially the F301/N2000 had a fixed focussing screen but it could be replaced with one of three designed for the higher specified F501 (which does have autofocus), and if not seated correctly you'd get the focussing issue you describe.

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If the problem is a poorly fitted focussing screen then it may just need reseating or to be removed and refitted. It's vital to do this in a dust free environment and to avoid getting fingerprints on the screen. Some screens sit in a hinged frame which then clips into place when pushed up, others push into a pair of clips towards the top rear and then the front is held in place by a spring clip: it's been a long while since I worked on the F501 or F301 so I don't recall which system is used.

Courtesy of Norman Butkus' website, click here for a free Nikon N2000 user manual.

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I don't own a K10D, but I do own a K100D which I have successfully used both manual focus & auto-focus lenses from my old Pentax stash!

1) If it is a manual focus lens, you need to turn off Autofocus on the body of your K10D. On my K100D, there is a switch on the side of the lens mount that says [-MF or -AF]. "-MF" is manual focus mode & "-AF" is autofocus mode. Since your lens doesn't have autofocus capability, turn it to the "-MF" mode.

Also . . . When I press "Menu" and go to "Custom Setting", I change two settings . . .

1) I change "Using aperture ring" to "Permitted". This allows you to use manual lenses (M lenses) that do not have an auto(exposure) setting, and also lets you use Auto lenses (A, KA, KA2, FA, etc.) in either the Auto or manual aperture setting modes.

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The K10D should have the same options.

This should get you up and running!

I have had a load of fun with my old lens on my new digital Pentax!

Take care & Happy Imaging!
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