Question about Sigma 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 DL Aspherical Hyperzoom Macro Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF-D

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I am trying to use an older SIGMA 28 - 200 mm f3.5 - 5.6 DL Hyperzoom macro Aspherical AF lens with a Canon Rebel Xsi and am getting a communication error (Err 01).I have already cleaned the lens contacts but still get the same error code after pressing the shutter

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To NOT get that error you need to use in AV mode. It's the only way that old Sigmas work with the new Canons. It's an aperture bug that old Sigma lens have and some the only way to fix it is to rechip it. The problem is that Sigma no longer rechips the lens.

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SOURCE: Is the Sigma 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 DL Aspherical

If it has a canon mount it should work fine

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