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Busy signal I have just purchase a used Sigma 170-500mm lens but when I try and take a photo, I just get a busy signal and nothing happens

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    Allan Noyes May 11, 2010

    Hey Topos,

    What do you mean by a Busy Signal? Can you describe what the lens is doing?



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    Allan

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  • Allan Noyes
    Allan Noyes May 11, 2010

    Hey Topos,

    What do you mean by a Busy Signal? Can you describe what the lens is doing?



    Sincerely,

    Allan

    Go Ahead. Use Us.

  • Allan Noyes
    Allan Noyes May 11, 2010

    Hey Topos,

    What do you mean by a Busy Signal? Can you describe what the lens is doing?



    Sincerely,

    Allan

    Go Ahead. Use Us.

  • Allan Noyes
    Allan Noyes May 11, 2010

    Hey Topos,

    What do you mean by a Busy Signal? Can you describe what the lens is doing?



    Sincerely,

    Allan

    Go Ahead. Use Us.

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Hi old is the lens it may be 5-6 years old if it is it may need a rechip contact sigma

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