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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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