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Auto focus will not focus. lens problem or camera problem?

I have a maxxum 300si with a Sigma 70-210 lens(1:4-5.6) When I use auto focus it just keeps refocusing and won`t focus accurately enough to be able to take a picture under any condition.s I don`t have another lens to try it with but could it be a lens compatibility problem? I have always used Sigma lenses for any camera I`ve had but this is just too strange.

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A dirty filter, front, or rear optic can cause the lens to seek

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My tilt/shift lens isn't working with my Minolta Maxxum 400si - the aperture which is controlled through the lens won't communicate with the body, is there a way around this?


Is this an auto focus lens? Most shift lenses are manual focus. Also, because they shift, they can generally only be used on manual not he auto settings. If the contacts are not on the back of the lens then it will on communicate with the body

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Dark, cloudy viewing 35-135mm Sigma lens


The problem sounds like the camera did not reset properly after the last exposure. Minolta deigned the camera to keep the aperture fully open except during exposure.
During exposure it snaps the aperture down to the selected opening, then opens it again to allow enough light for proper focusing. If it did not fully open the blades after the shot, much less light would pass through the lens. The viewfinder would be darker and look murky.
Most likely cause? Dried up lubricants in the camera.
Next likely cause? Teeth broken on a plastic gear.
Get it to a camera repair place. Get estimates first.

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Rectangle piece keeps falling out when I take lens off.


That's the Acute Matte Focusing Screen. They are made to be swappable and easily installed. While I don't know the specifics of your camera (I own a Maxxum 7000), I can assure you it's probably easily fixed, and probably not actually broken. Most likely, it's retainer just let go.

Jan 09, 2009 | Minolta Maxxum 7000 35mm SLR Camera

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Minolta maxxum 300si (Filters?)


Hey sunnibeach4,
On SLR cameras the filters are attached to the end of the lens via threads inside the end of the lens barrel. Without knowing exactly what lens you are using I can't tell you what filter diameter you need but most lenses list that information on the inside rim of the front of the lens. I hope this helps!

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Jul 08, 2008 | Minolta Maxxum 300si 35mm SLR Camera

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Minolta maxxum 300si 35mm camera battery


It takes either: Energizer 475 or Duracell 245........if camera still will not fire, your camera has a problem. www.flcamerarepair.com

Jun 28, 2008 | Minolta Maxxum 300si 35mm SLR Camera

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Minolta maxxum 300si


If it has a Minlota mount, yes!

Jun 02, 2008 | Minolta Maxxum 300si 35mm SLR Camera

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Sorry, the mounts of Minolta manual focus lenses are different than their auto focus series. Sigma, Tokina and Tamron all make compatible zoom lenses to fit the Maxxum series cameras

Dec 30, 2007 | Minolta Maxxum 400si 35mm SLR Camera

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Is there a micro focus switch on the lens
On my lens if switch to Micro Mode the Auto focus is disabled, Also it is a stupid question but you are using a AF lens and not a xi series or manual focus lens.

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