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How do I use my sigma 105mm 1:2 macro len I have a nikon D60. I was given one but have know idea on how to use it!? Cheers Davie

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Http://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/23804

At the above web address you can download the free user's guide in PDF format.
If that is not enough information I also found a handy video on youtube about the tips and tricks of this unit. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP-15FN3rrc


If there is any information at all that you need after reviewing these instructional items please do let me know
mel

Posted on May 19, 2009

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    Mel Neilsen May 19, 2009

    Also to the right of the youtube video you will be able to see other informational videos on your new camera.

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I would like an instruction manual please.


The user manuals coming with lenses most of the time have little information about how to use them. The lens will have a MF and AF and perhaps a VR switch. If you want to learn more about macro photography, check this site from Ken Rockwell, where he is explaining how to do so with a Nikon camera.
Be aware the macro lenses are designed to focus close to the camera and will have the sharpest pictures close to the camera. I would not say you can't use a micro as a tele, but the results with a normal 105 could be better.
Still I think you have a great lens with your Sigma.
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Sigma lens manuals


Chuck, sorry for the late response. Last days I had to work through several hundred anonymous questions. Most irrelevant and not complete, so I could not answer most of them, but I had to read them all.
Sigma, does not have a service, where you can download a manual. But the manuals from Nikon, most of the time don't tell anything about how to use the lens.
I found a page with all specs. The link is down here.

I have to guess why you did put the question here in the first place. I think because you have a Nikon camera without a focus motor. Like a D3x00 or the D5x00 or a D40 or D60. (for the x you can add 0 1 2 or 3)
If you have one of these camera's the lens can't be used with auto focus You only can use the lens in manual focus. Most other camera's from Nikon, like D80 D90 D7000 D300 and more expensive, all do have a focus motor and can work with this lens in full automatic focus mode.

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D5100 won't power on with Sigma macro lens atttached


This is not a solution but the same kind of problem.

I just bought a Nikon D5100 and found that my Sigma 105mm macro has a problem. The camera will not power up, but if I turn it on, untwist the lens and then twist it back in, the camera powers up. If I leave it for a few seconds, it powers down again. Provided I keep taking photos, it works, but this is not acceptable because it can take several seconds to get a focus on a close-up, and by time I get the focus, the camera powers down again.

I never had any problems with this lens on my Nikon D80. I also use several lenses, all of which work well with both cameras. It's only the Sigma that has the problem. And I did clean the contacts with a proper contact cleaning solution and a swab, but still no joy. My lenses are made by Tamron, Pro Optic, Nikon and Sigma, and the only problem lens is the Sigma.

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Will a Nikon Sigma 70-210 work on my nikon D60??


Assuming the lens has a Nikon mount, then it will fit and work on the D60. Sigma makes lenses for a variety of cameras; a lens with a Canon mount, for example, will not fit onto a Nikon camera. However, the 70-210 is a rather old lens. Unless it specifies "HSM" it will not autofocus on the D60. The D60 does not have an autofocus motor, relying on the lens to have one. Nikon calls such lenses "AF-S" while Sigma designates theirs "HSM".

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According to the manual for my Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG Macro lens with my Nikon D90, when using P or Sutter priority auto mode the diaphragm control ring needs to be set to the smallest aperture(f32) and...


In all modes the aperture ring on the lens should be locked at the smallest aperture. In the M and A modes you control the aperture by turning the command dial on the front of the camera. In P and S modes you control the aperture indirectly by turning the command dial on the back of the camera.

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Sigma User Manual for 105mm f2.8 Macro


Hi there,

Well you can please follow the link below to get your manual -

http://www.dphotojournal.com/sigma-105mm-f28-ex-dg-macro-reviews-sample-photos/

(click on the manual tab and then click on - Download Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro User Manual (PDF – 67kb), thats it)

Good Luck!!

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Will Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DL fit a canon D60


Sigma make this lens with different mountings (i.e. Canon, Nikon, Sony/Minolta, Pentax and Sigma). So, if you get this lens with the Canon mounting - yes it'll work with your D60. Any other mounting will not fit on your camera. Hope that helps

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My nikon d60 does not recognize my sigma 105mm lens


Hi I had a similar problem with a 50mm prime and I fixed it by locking the aperture ring on the lens in place.

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Lens for Nikon D60


I will try to help you, but please understand that my experience is with Nikon film cameras. Assuming that the D60 works in a manner similar to a Nikon 35 mm body and that Sigma macro lens work like Nikon macro lens, you should be able to determine the usable subject to lens distance by experimentation. First, make sure the lens is in the macro mode. To do this you must set the auto-focus mode control to the manual focus mode (see your manual). On Nikon lenses, you must first set the focus ring to infinity, then move slider switch, which has two positions marked; "normal" and "macro., to the macro position. You should now be able to rotate the focus ring to the macro range. Use the zoom ring to zoom in and out and focus with the focus ring. The the range over which the lens to subject to lens distance will yield an in focus image will be rather limited and in the range of an inch or so to 6 or 8 inches.

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Sigma AF 28mm to 105mm does nothing in AF mode (Canon DSLR)


if the lens has a iris ring if so you need to turn it to the f16/22 also what camera you use

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