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Bought a Sigma DG 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 autofocus for my Nikon D40. When the lens is attached the settings get locked on MF. Is there anything I need to adjust to fix this problem? Charles

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The Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG will not autofocus with the D40 since the lens does not feature an internal focusing motor (HSM). The D40 does not have an AF motor in the body and hence it can autofocus only with lenses featuring an integrated motor (eg. Nikon AF-S lenses, Sigma HSM lenses, Tokina DX II series etc). Unfortunately you can use the said lens only in MF mode.

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  • ctewes Sep 02, 2010

    Thanks heaps for the quick reply. Unfortunately the company sent me the wrong lens as Sigma make a 70-300mm with an internal motor for the Nikon D40 and of course I get the wrong one

  • Sujith Gopinath
    Sujith Gopinath Sep 02, 2010

    That is right. They call it Motorized and not HSM, for reasons known only to Sigma

  • ctewes Sep 02, 2010

    Their ways are mysterious....

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