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How do i attach my sigma lens to my nikon d300

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  • kakima Jul 03, 2010

    What mount do you have on the lens? If the Sigma lens has a Nikon mount, then it will mount exactly the same way as any other Nikon lens. If it doesn't have a Nikon mount, then it will not mount at all.

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I'm going to assume the Sigma lens has a Nikon mount. If it has any other mount then it won't fit on a Nikon camera.

Align the mounting mark on the lens with the mark on the camera body (at about the two-o'clock position). Push the lens into the mount then twist the lens counterclockwise until it clicks in place.

It's the exact same procedure you would use with a Nikon lens.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

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Chuck, sorry for the late response. Last days I had to work through several hundred anonymous questions. Most irrelevant and not complete, so I could not answer most of them, but I had to read them all.
Sigma, does not have a service, where you can download a manual. But the manuals from Nikon, most of the time don't tell anything about how to use the lens.
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