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Sigma 28-200mm f4-5.6 for Sony won't work

I have a Sigma AF 28-200mm f4-5.6 with a Minolta Maxxum AF mount that I am using a Sony a200 camera. The camera will not acknowledge the lens. The only way I can use the lens is to put the camera in manual mode and manual focus, but then I don't have control over the aperture. I like the results I am getting with this lens but would like it to work as it was intended to work. I contacted Sigma and a rep told me they don't have chips available for this lens because it is a discontinued model. Is there any hope for this lens?

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It sounds like a CPU chip incompatability issue. Sigma has that problem sometimes but are usually very good about rechipping at no cost (at least for Nikon-mount lenses). What did they say when you asked them?

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There is now a version this that incorporates the HSM and will work with the D40/D40x. I am just waiting until I can get into town to collect mine :)

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