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Telephoto 400mm f/5.6 APO HSM Macro Autofocus Lens for SA: in auto it keeps saying error communication betwee...

In auto it keeps saying error communication between lens and camara i have just had a new auto motor fitted to the lens

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SOURCE: Sigma 170-500mm APO lens on Nikon D50 won't autofocus or shoot

When you get a flashing EE, it means there is an Eror somewhere. Most cameras have a botton you press to reset it. Usually it is the battery check button. Try that. Also try taking the lens off the camera, unlocking the aperture ring, remount the lens and then lock the aprture ring to the minimum F stop. I think this should solve the problem.

Posted on Sep 21, 2007

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SOURCE: 135-400mm lens on nikon d40

Unfortunately, this lens is not supported by the D40 due to Nikon's unfortunate decision to leave out the autofocus motor from this camera.  This is why I tell folks not to waste their money on the D40 - access to the many, many, many lenses that Nikon has made over the years, many of which are available used for a substantial savings, is lost on this camera.  The only Nikon lenses that work are AF-S lenses, and some third party lenses that have their own internal motors.  I got a list of Sigma lenses that are compatible with the D40 for you:
The list of compatible Sigma lenses for the Nikon D40 as of the current date is as follows:

  • 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC
  • 12-24mm F4.5-5.6
  • 17-35mm F2.8-4 DG
  • 50-500mm F4-6.3 DG
  • APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC HSM
  • 70-200mm F2.8 DG MACRO
  • 80-400mm F4.5-5.6
  • 100-300mm F4 DG
  • 120-300mm F2.8 DG
  • 300-800mm F5.6 DG
  • 14mm F2.8 EX
  • 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM
  • 150mm F2.8 EX DG
  • 180mm F3.5 EX DG
  • 300mm EX DG
  • 500mm EX DG
  • 800mm f5.6 EX DG
from here:  http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1177682545.html
Sorry for the bad news.  The cheaper thing at this point may be to sell the D40 and get a D80.  I personally have a D70S, but that is no longer made.  

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a Sigma 400mm

Sorry, but it's not a DIY fix as the lens will need to be collimated. Without this, you'll just be guessing the correct position and alignment for the loose optical element and won't get your image quality back.

Professional repair and re-collimation will not be cheap though and the lens may not fully recover its former sharpness, so it may be time to let your faithful friend go.

I hope my answer has assisted you in choosing a course of action; please take a moment to rate my reply.

Posted on Sep 25, 2010

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SOURCE: Is the Sigma Telephoto 400mm f/5.6 APO AF lens

Sigma makes their lenses with a variety of mounts. A lens with a Canon mount, for example, will not fit onto a Sony camera. Assuming you get the Sigma lens with a Sony mount then yes, it will be compatible with the Sony alpha.

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Sigma 170-500mm f.5-5.6. fit on nikon d 200 ??? and i wild like to how good is this one 170-500mm


Sigma makes their lenses with a variety of mounts for a variety of cameras. A lens with a Canon mount, for example, will not fit onto a Nikon camera. Assuming the lens has a Nikon mount, it is fully compatible with the D200.

If you mean the 150-500mm, you can see a review at
http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2008/12/sigma-150-500mm-f5-63-dg-os-hsm-apo-af

In general, Sigma supertelephoto zooms have a pretty good reputation. However, only YOU can decide whether a particular lens is "good enough" for you.

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Is the Sigma Telephoto 400mm f/5.6 APO AF lens compatible with the Sony alpha camera?


Sigma makes their lenses with a variety of mounts. A lens with a Canon mount, for example, will not fit onto a Sony camera. Assuming you get the Sigma lens with a Sony mount then yes, it will be compatible with the Sony alpha.

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I have a Sigma 400mm APO HSM Tele macro lens that I am most pleased with. It takes amazingly sharp pics, even wide open, that I am forced to do because I cannot get a re-chip done. My problem is that...


Sorry, but it's not a DIY fix as the lens will need to be collimated. Without this, you'll just be guessing the correct position and alignment for the loose optical element and won't get your image quality back.

Professional repair and re-collimation will not be cheap though and the lens may not fully recover its former sharpness, so it may be time to let your faithful friend go.

I hope my answer has assisted you in choosing a course of action; please take a moment to rate my reply.

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How do you make af work on nikon 3000, using a sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 dg macro lens?


Unfortunately, you don't. The D3000 does not have an autofocus motor; it relies on the the lens having one. This particular Sigma lens, unlike its Nikon equivalent, does not have a motor.

Nikon calls their lenses with an autofocus motor AF-S. Sigma calls theirs HSM.

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Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX HSM APO adapted to digital Canon


Hi The 120-300 f2.8 is a full frame lens so it works on all canons with a eos fitting

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170-500 apo nikon for nikon D40


it will mount fine, but I don't believe you will have autofocus.

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135-400mm lens on nikon d40


Unfortunately, this lens is not supported by the D40 due to Nikon's unfortunate decision to leave out the autofocus motor from this camera.  This is why I tell folks not to waste their money on the D40 - access to the many, many, many lenses that Nikon has made over the years, many of which are available used for a substantial savings, is lost on this camera.  The only Nikon lenses that work are AF-S lenses, and some third party lenses that have their own internal motors.  I got a list of Sigma lenses that are compatible with the D40 for you:
The list of compatible Sigma lenses for the Nikon D40 as of the current date is as follows:
  • 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC
  • 12-24mm F4.5-5.6
  • 17-35mm F2.8-4 DG
  • 50-500mm F4-6.3 DG
  • APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC HSM
  • 70-200mm F2.8 DG MACRO
  • 80-400mm F4.5-5.6
  • 100-300mm F4 DG
  • 120-300mm F2.8 DG
  • 300-800mm F5.6 DG
  • 14mm F2.8 EX
  • 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM
  • 150mm F2.8 EX DG
  • 180mm F3.5 EX DG
  • 300mm EX DG
  • 500mm EX DG
  • 800mm f5.6 EX DG
from here:  http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1177682545.html
Sorry for the bad news.  The cheaper thing at this point may be to sell the D40 and get a D80.  I personally have a D70S, but that is no longer made.  

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I need to know the value and info on this lense


There are two versions of this lens.  The Telemacro version takes 77mm filters and is quite good.  It sells for $325-400 depending upon condition.  The other version "APO" is not very sharp and has low contrast.  It takes a 72mm filter and usually sells for approx. $125-$200.  I would not recommend this one for any serious photographer.  The Telemacro version is a nice affordable 400mm lens with decent performance.  Both lenses have slow AF, but the fast focusing alternatives are hundreds to thousands more.

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