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Sigma 70-300mm DL Macro Super Lens compatibility for Nikon D40X DSLR Camera

I have a Nikon F60 SLR (film) camera with a Sigma 70-300mm DL Macro Super lens. I would like to know if this lens will work on a Nikon D40X Digital SLR camera as I am considering buying one.

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  • newtonrdjr Jul 05, 2008

    I have the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO macro lens for my Nikon D40X and I can not focus to infinity at full zoom. Is there something wrong with the lens or is there a solution to this problem?

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Here is Nikon's specs of lens compatibility for the D40X:


Compatible Lenses*: Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts Type G or D AF Nikkor:
1) AF-S, AF-I: All functions supported;
2) Other Type G or D AF Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus
3) PC Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D: Can only be used in mode M; all other functions supported except autofocus
4) Other AF Nikkor*â¹/AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
5) Non-CPU: Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
6) IX Nikkor lenses cannot be used
*â¹ Excluding lenses for F3AF

They do not recommend 3rd party lenses, ever

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