Question about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro Lens
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
It will not focus on anything closer than 5 feet.
(From Sigma lens literature) Capable of macro photography, this lens has a 1:2 maximum close-up magnification at the 300 mm focal length. It's the ideal high performance lens for portraits, sports photography, nature photography, and other types of photography that frequently use the telephoto range. It also has a switch for changeover to macro photography at focal lengths between 200mm and 300mm with a maximum close-up magnification from 1:2.9 to 1:2. The minimum focusing distance is 1.5m / 59 in. at all zoom settings.
Posted on Dec 28, 2007
SOURCE: auto focus not working
Your Sigma 28-300mm doesn't have a HSM-motor as far as i know. When you switch it from MF to AF, you also have to disengage the manual focusing ring by pulling it towards the camera, or pushing it away from the camera. Using the AF without unlocking the manual focusing ring may damage the AF motor.
I hope this helps,
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
It's almost certainly got a stripped drive gear. This is not a DIY repair, but if the rest of the lens is in excellent condition and not more than around five years old then it's probably cost effective to get it repaired. Sigma are normally excellent at supplying spare parts for their lenses.
Get an estimate for the work from a photographic repair specialist but be prepared for at least a four to six week turnaround time as that's what I'm currently finding for good repair outlets on both sides of the Atlantic.
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
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