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Trouble focusing with sigma 70-300 DL macro super lens

Hi  I am using a sigma 70-300 DL macro super lens on my canon Eos 300 D digital camera and am not able to either get the auto or manual focus to work on macro. It is fine when i zoom in to objects, but when i try to focus with the lens on a subject up close, it never seems to focus

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  • Duke Dog Feb 21, 2008

    It appears that the macro to normal switch is stuck or has the least amount of movement from one mode to the other...Any Ideas?

  • Odathena Apr 07, 2009

    I have the same problem... I cannot shoot anything closer then 5-10 feet.... it will not focus.... is there something else you have to adjust after you switch to macro

  • Harrie May 13, 2014

    Be aware that most cameras, the EOS 300D too, have problems when they have to focus close to or above f /5,6. Focusing will be even more difficult when there is little contrast in the subject. And although the lens is called Macro, the closest you can het is about 59 cm on 70 mm and 150 cm on 300 mm. So don't have to high expectations of this lens. the lans can't focus, when the subject is closer than one meter.

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It will not focus on anything closer than 5 feet.

(From Sigma lens literature)
Capable of macro photography, this lens has a 1:2 maximum close-up magnification at the 300 mm focal length. It's the ideal high performance lens for portraits, sports photography, nature photography, and other types of photography that frequently use the telephoto range. It also has a switch for changeover to macro photography at focal lengths between 200mm and 300mm with a maximum close-up magnification from 1:2.9 to 1:2. The minimum focusing distance is 1.5m / 59 in. at all zoom settings.

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