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My Sigma 17-70mm lens will not work on my Nikon D5300 camera


Stillbase 8 78 Wales
23 Sep 2016 11:02AM
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.

I have since acquired a D5300, but the lens will not autofocus on it - I have to do so manually and then I can take the picture. However the lens will still autofocus on the D5100. I have looked on the web and it appears there is a known problem with the Sigma 17-70 lens and the D5300 and there is a firmware update for the lens. BUT I cannot find any instructions on how to update the lens firmware.

Can anyone help please?

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Chrism8 12 931 26 England
23 Sep 2016 11:36AM
You will need to purchase a Sigma USB Dock to be able to update the firmware yourself or send it to Sigma in Welwyn Garden City, Herts.

Chris
Stillbase 8 78 Wales
23 Sep 2016 3:13PM
Thanks Chris, but on ebay they cost 40 to 50. Looks like I'll have to stick with the D5100 with that lens.
Chrism8 12 931 26 England
23 Sep 2016 3:37PM
Yep, 39 on Amazon or Ebay,with free postage, depends how much you wish to use the 17-70 on your D5300 or find another Nikon user with Sigma lenses locally and split the cost ?

Chris


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