No improvement whatsoever yet the lens will work on other camera bodies. Dec 07, 2020 at 08:13 AM ‎02-23-2013 The autofocus works fine on the other lens I have. I bought the lens only 9 months ago, so I went ahead and sent it to Sigma for repair, since it is under warranty. The autofocus shock. All four lenses are available in E-Mount and L-Mount, are made with a stepping motor, and are compatible with high-speed autofocus. It’s worth pointing out now that this process is really to calibrate the autofocus on your camera to the desired lens and will not fix ‘soft’ focus lenses in any way. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. All IF: The lens utilises an internal focus mechanism, which does not extend or rotate the front optical element. A good example of this change was the Nikon D4S, which is noticeably better in autofocus performance (as observed by a number of our team members: Tom Redd, Robert Andersen, John Sherman, John Lawson and myself). I attach another Sigma lens and it focuses without a problem. Unfortunately here in Oz, it will have to go to Melbourne and maybe Japan....Its a shame because I have really love this lens these last two years! SIGMA makes amazing lenses and has very high quality control standards. Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art: Autofocus. Founded in 1961, Sigma Corporation prides itself on high quality and innovative photographic equipment. What's more, while taking macro shots in a shadeless tent we often experienced some focus play – the lens missed the right position on the scale, … I have had this lens since 2017 and have used it a lot with and without the TC 1.4. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. Sigma Corporation of America is a subsidiary of the Sigma Corporation, a Japanese based family owned manufacturer of DSLR cameras, camera lenses and camera accessories. Yes the lens needs to go back to Sigma as it probably doesn't know what a 7D is. "A skill is developed through constant practice with a passion to improve, not bought.". As a consideration check out the Sigma 50-150mm f2.8. Looks like extreme bad luck! So, I have a Nikon D3100 and I want to buy a Sigma - 70-300mm Macro DL DG Lens for Nikon AF-D. 1985, the year before the release of the two SLD ultra telephoto lenses, was the year of the “α shock”. I have a Sigma 70-200 lens that works no problem with my 20D. I had this exact same problem. While offering the same high-performance optical design as other lenses in the Art line, the new E-mount models will feature a newly developed control algorithm that optimizes the autofocus drive and maximizes the data transmission speed. It lives on my 7D. All I Series lenses have an all-metal construction. I have since acquired a D5300, but the lens will not autofocus on it - … Using Sigma’s USB Dock for Lens Updates and Tweaking. The second copy was new from August 2018 & performed well until a month ago when I had all sorts of problems with the autofocus not working. – xenoid Jun 14 '18 at 21:42 @TheLietuvis Lens. I have seen this my my nephews 7D he had several Sigma and Tokina lenses that worked prior to the update. No charge and they have apparently upgraded firmware etc. The Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF Lens is a massive ultra-telephoto zoom lens that offers an impressive fast f/2.8 aperture throughout its entire zoom range, all the way up to 500mm. I know that my Nikon does not have an autofocus motor built in, but the Sigma lens does. Using a … … I have a Sigma 70-200 lens that works no problem with my 20D. Thoughts? You might be surprised at just how little you need to spend to get a great lens that works like new. I recommend contacting Sigma. Nikon G, Sigma/Tamron/Tokina: no designation: The lens is not fitted with an aperture ring, and is thus incompatible with most old Nikon film SLR bodies. I have looked out for other people's comments on the lens in various forums and have never seen anything like this - only positive comments. NikonRumors reports that Sigma is rumored to start making mirrorless lenses for Nikon Z and Canon RF mounts in 2021. If you are looking for a good selection, take a look at all the autofocus SLR lenses we have for sale. Back in February Sigma was still not sure if they will produce mirrorless lenses for Z-mount. Please help me out! Following MINOLTA with their release of the α-7000, one after another Nikon and Canon began adding autofocus function to their cameras and lenses. After much research I read that downgrading the firmware was virtually impossible. I cleaned the contacts on the camera and the lens just to make sure and also switched to other lenses -- everything worked except for the Sigma. That's tough to see. The autofocus lock (AFL) button is also weather sealed and exhibits a subtle click when pressed. After updating to the latest firmware none of my Sigma lenses would autofocus. I have sent my lens to Gentec as they do the service for sigma in Canada. Some lenses with Sigma image stabilization include the 24-105mm F4,150-600mm and 70-200mm 2.8. The 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens uses a stepping motor, which I’m happy to report provides fast and near silent operation. I don't have any experience with that lens, but I did want to say "OUCH!" I did a little extra research and found that some newer camera bodies not only support auto-focus lens calibration but also allow for two separate settings per lens. Today I put my Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM on the camera (my walk around lens) and discovered that autofocus was no longer working. I am wanting to sell the lens at some point as I recently acquired a 600 FL, but I would like to get the collar problem sorted. I just purchased a used Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM for my Nikon D300. However, I recently purchased a 7D and it works for maybe 20-30 shots then stops focusing. I attach another Sigma lens and it focuses without a problem. Categories: Lenses, Reviews Tags: Sigma However, I recently purchased a 7D and it works for maybe 20-30 shots then stops focusing. So I trawled the web and found the last known firmware before I had expensive Sigma doorstops and plunged in to downgrade the firmware. The lens has not been dropped. The problem maybe due to a firmware update, August of last year Canon released a firmware revision and some third party lenses started working intermittent. I thought what the heck, I had nothing to lose. Although Nikon has not delivered a newer autofocus system than the Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX, it has been doing a great job at tweaking and increasing its performance with the newer generation DSLRs. 01:34 PM With SLR (single-lens reflex) cameras, the more expensive passive system of autofocus is used. The latter involves supporting the lens on an Arca plate horizontally so I use the foot rotation routinely without any problems. Still, even then the lens isn't able to reach a good autofocus speed because the whole action still takes about one second. In 2013 I purchased a Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS lens and used it quite happily on my Nikon D5100 body. My last post about the first third-party autofocus mirrorless lens for Nikon Z-mount from Viltrox triggered a tip from a good source indicating that Sigma will also start making mirrorless lenses for Nikon Z and Canon RF mounts in 2021. Good luck with your fight and keep us informed please. Note that if you have a BCG store account, you'll need a new, separate account here (we keep the two sites separate for security purposes). Seems like it is a bit of a trend unfortunately and it won't budge at all. This culminated in the lens literally coming apart - see attached - when I was using it a week ago. When I press the auto/manual selector button while in auto mode, the control panel on top of the camera starts blinking, and the lens doesn't focus. Tamron unofficially confirmed that they will also […] I have the same lens, which I have to say, has been fantastic. Did you have any success with you lens? Hi all, I bought a second hand 150-500 mm sigma lens to use with my d7200, was all fine but all of a sudden weird stuff is happening. I can place the 70-200 on my 20D at any time and it will function without any problem. Commiserations. If you would like to post, you'll need to. They can blast the chip and it will work fine. 01:34 PM. I wish Canon thought to make this lens in the imagine of their top-of-the-line 70-20mm f2,8 Mk II, but so far they haven't seen a need to. Secrets To The Nikon AF System (Mirrorless), Secrets To Exposure And Metering For Nikon, BCG Lightroom Course 1: The Library Module. - edited In an interview back in February Sigma was still not sure if they will produce mirrorless lenses for Z-mount. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. They may have to upgrade the chip or software in the lens. It worked great during testing before I bought it, but the following day the autofocus all of a sudden completely stopped working. With the lens set to AF, it does nothing, but makes a slight whirring sounds as if the camera is trying to, but can't focus the lens. The 70-200 lens is around 7 years old. Googling a little bit (compatibility sigma lenses D5600) shows plenty of reports of the D5600 unable to autofocus with Sigma lenses. ‎02-23-2013 Combined with the included dedicated high-quality 2x teleconverter, this lens can be converted for use as a 400-1000mm f/5.6 lens. If you would like to post, you'll need to register. If I turn of the camera, reseat the 70-200, re-insert the battery I might get 1-2 shots before the auto focus stops. The lens has never been dropped or hit against anything. My question is, will this lens autofocus on my cam? Sigma Optical Stabilization (OS) helps compensate for camera shake by reducing vibration in the DSLR camera system while taking a photograph. He ended up selling his Sigma and Tokina lens and purchased a Canon 70-200 and the problem has never come back. This gives one the ability to set a zoom lens for example a (70-200), for 70mm and then also at 200mm and the camera will make the adjustment automatically base on zoom. As we’ve witnessed on other Sigma DG DN lenses, users get a focus lock (AFL) button just below the AF/MF switch that can be setup from compatible camera’s menus to perform various different functions. I have cleaned the contacts with a pencil eraser which didn't fix the issue. Sigma has a USB dock for its newer lenses that allows you to update the lens's firmware and customize some of the lens's core functions like autofocus and optical stabilization. The 28-300mm f3.5-6.3 Macro packs a lot of performance in a compact package with ultra-compact dimensions that make this lens the ultimate traveling companion length. ↑ The Sigma 56mm f1.4 does come with a lens hood. If I turn of the camera, reseat the 70-200, re-insert the battery I might get 1-2 shots before the auto focus stops. Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens Autofocus: Let’s now go over the autofocus. I have probably used it equally hand-held and on a tripod using a Lensmaster RH1 (great alternative to a gimbal). Interchangeable lenses for the Sony E-mount digital camera series with full-frame image sensors are added as members of the Art line. JavaScript is disabled. Viltrox already announced their first full-frame autofocus mirrorless lens for Nikon Z-mount. The autofocus doesn't want to work, if I take it off and back on again sometimes it comes back to life but it might take several times before it works. Here's how the USB dock works and what you can do with it. I take really, REALY good care of my stuff! It has always met my best expectations optically and mechanically. The Sigma 28-300mm f3.5-6.3 Macro lens covers all the focal lengths from 28mm wide angle to 300mm telephoto with 10.7:1 high zoom ratio as well as macro capability. FS: Sigma 85mm F/1.4 DG EX HSM Autofocus Lens For Nikon F Mount I would create separate listings for these so they don’t get lost in the shuffle. You must log in or register to reply here. 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