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I have a strange problem developing (pun intended) my Sigma 24-70 2.8 has just stopped working with my D3 and D300, but works fine with a D200 or a D70, it used to work fine with all the cameras, any ideas?
I'm getting the FEE error, I know the lens has to be locked on the f22 setting so it's not that HELP!!!
The lens was used by another tog in between (on the D200) and I suspect he's done something deliberate.
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Its not a firmwire issue is it?
Have you upgraded yours for you cameras recently - or was he running an older/newer version? A change to yours might have affected the lens compatabilty, though I can't really thing that his being different would have affected the lens in the long term.
D3 and D300...?
Why aren't you using Nikkors?
budget constraints usually Mike.
Quote: Budget constraints usually Mike.
Appreciated but... D3 and D300 bodies and then use inferior glass?!
Quote: Appreciated but... D3 and D300 bodies and then use inferior glass?!
Cheaper, but not necessarily always inferior Mike!
Wayne, have you tried cleaning the contacts??
Thanks for the replies. We have cleaned the contacts with no sucess, as far as we know the lens was only used on the D200 between working and not working, none of the cameras has had any "new" updates (the D3 has had the update shortly after being bought but worked fine till now, the D300 already had the latest updates when bought a month ago) We do have some Nikor lens but it's the Sigma theres a problem with at the moment. Thanks Wayne
It is not uncommon for older "independent" lenses not to function with newer Nikon or Canon bodies unless the lens chip is upgraded.
However as the lens initially worked on your new bodies, and you have cleaned the lens and camera throat contacts all I can suggest is contact Sigma.
I contacted sigma who helpfully suggested I send it back (I'd never have thought of that) trouble is theres a 2 or 3 week turn around, and we are busy at the moment, and the lens works fine on the other cameras.... It'll have to wait till it gets quieter.
Thanks eveybody Wayne
Quote: The lens was used by another tog in between (on the D200) and I suspect he's done something deliberate.
why don't you polietly ask the other tog what he did / what happened with perhaps a large hammer?
commandment 11 thou shal not lend camera kit...
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