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Is the focus type sigma 500 F7.2 lens for Nikon a Autofocus or Manual? The camera which was used with this lens a Nikon F100 35mm SLR Camera.

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The "MF" in "Sigma MF 500mm f/7.2 APO" designates the lens as manual focus.

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Compatible Lenses*: Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts Type G or D AF Nikkor:
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*â¹ Excluding lenses for F3AF

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