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Sigma 170-500mm APO lens on Nikon D50 won't autofocus or shoot

I recently purchased a Sigma 170-500mm APO telephoto lens for my Nikon D50. I can not get the lens to work at all. My Nikon will not autofocus or take pictures in either manual or auto mode. I get a flashing fEE in my view finder, (can't find my user manual, naturally) and I don't know what that means. Can anyone help? RickJ

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  • richard Jacobs Aug 07, 2007

    First, my Nikon is a D50 and the error message, (fEE) means that the aperture ring is not locked at minimum, however, it is locked at f/32, (minimum aperture), so I am not sure what is going on. Sigma tech support assures me that the lens is indeed compatible with the Nikon D50, so it is not an issue with compatibility.

    Any clues as to what is wrong will be greatly appreciated.

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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.

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