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  • Thanks for the additional advice.

    Having returned to the retailer {The Camera Centre in Cardiff (& Newport) - Thanks for your help guys}, we found that the Macro lens I have (Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG EX) did not work on their store D7000's. They tried a Sigma lens they had in stock on both their D7000 and my D7000 and it worked. However, the Sigma lens they had was the latest version (Sigma 105mm F2.8D DG EX). The difference? A "D" Suffix after the F2.8.

    It was suggested that I contact Sigma who could possibly do a Re-Chip of the lens to allow funtionality on the D7000. I also checked the Sigma Users UK website forums where someone also had an issue with their Sigma 105mm and the new D5100 body. They had their lens re-chipped and it now works on the D5100.

    So it would appear that for those people with an older version of the Nikon Mount Sigma 105mm F2.8 Macro there may be issues so please be aware that you will have a problem with the combination if used with some of the newer Nikon DSLRs (D7000, D5100, D3100 etc).

    I am now awaiting a reply from Sigma to see if I have the option of having the lens re-chipped to allow FULL funtionality with the D7000.

    Thanks again for the responses and I hope that any information provided is helpful to other members with similar issues or planning to upgrade from older Nikon DSLRs to newer versions.

    regards,

    Kevin
  • Hi to Both,

    I have tried setting the Aperture ring to Max and locking it and set Camera to Aperture Priority. I also checked that I fully locked the Lens in place. I have also double dhecked the lens on the D80 to ensure it still worked on there so I dont understand it either. In theory, there should be NO Issue. Looks like it may be a call to Nikon (or Sigma)?

    Thanks for the comments.

    Regards,

    Kevin
  • Hello All, Need some advice regarding an issue I seem to have with the combination of a new D7000 and a Sigma F2.8 105mm DG Macro lens.

    For some reason, when I connect the lens to the D7000 Body, the camera does not recognise the lens. It is a Nikon Mount type ( and used regularly on the D80 I upgraded from last week ).

    As soon as I stick a Nikkor lens (18~70mm) on, everything is fine. Once the Sigma is fitted, I get No response from the Camera.

    I have checked the lens setting to ensure everything is set correctly and also checked the lens on the D80 to ensure it still works fine there.... No Problems.

    Any help or advice would be most welcome, before I start the process of contacting Nikon/Sigma directly.

    Thanks, Kevin MW
  • Hello All, Need some advice regarding an issue I seem to have with the combination of a new D7000 and a Sigma F2.8 105mm DG Macro lens.

    For some reason, when I connect the lens to the D7000 Body, the camera does not recognise the lens. It is a Nikon Mount type ( and used regularly on the D80 I upgraded from last week ).

    As soon as I stick a Nikkor lens (18~70mm) on, everything is fine. Once the Sigma is fitted, I get No response from the Camera.

    I have checked the lens setting to ensure everything is set correctly and also checked the lens on the D80 to ensure it still works fine there.... No Problems.

    Any help or advice would be most welcome, before I start the process of contacting Nikon/Sigma directly.

    Thanks, Kevin MW
  • Thanks everyone.. Much appreciated. I will try out a number of the suggestions and let you know how it goes. Wink
  • Hi Kathy, Thanks for the post.

    Lens/Camera combo appears to work well on normal distance subjects but I find the AF struggles on a lot of the macro shots I have been taking recently (plus all the advice is to use manual focus for macro).

    My glasses are varifocal (to a degree) and the reading portion is at the lower edge of the glasses which makes it almost impossible to look through a viewfinder with them on.

    I have used a tripod to ensure I am not getting Camera shake though I haven't "measured distances". Maybe I can try that. Software is Lightroom 2.1 & Photoshop CS3.. Guess theres a multitude of variables to consider.

    Maybe perseverance is called for.

    Thanks again.. Kevin
  • Thanks Vince, I will certainly look into it. Grin

    Cheers, Kevin
  • I am getting rather frustrated!!! Having been interested in Photography for many years and had Nikon Cameras (Film & Digital), I am struggling to get to grips with the deteriation in my eyesight, where I am not sure if it is having an affect om my images.
    I have had glasses for approx. 4 ~ 5 years now and my eyes have steadily got worse (now in my mid 40s). I cannot use the glasses to look through the viewfinder. (I have set the dioptre setting on the viewfinder (D80) to match my eyesight as suggested in the manual).
    However, when manually focusing (especially on Macro shots) I am finding that, even though the image appears sharp at the point of focus I am concentrating on (usually the eyes), when reviewing on the PC after uploading the shots, the images seem a little soft.
    Is there anything I can do to confirm it is my eyes at fault? (and not the camera or any other reason that could be affecting the shots). Apologies for the excessive textSad

    Thanks, Kevin
  • Thanks Mike,

    I managed to work out what was wrong.
    Profile was set to Camera Profile (Nikon) and Working Profile was CYMK.
    I changed to RGB working Profile and converted the images to Adobe RGB (1998).

    When I save now, the colours remain same when I re-open the file.

    Many thanks, Kevin
  • Many thanks Pressfotographer. Sorted!
  • Please can anyone help? I have just noticed a very annoying issue when I am processing images in PS2. Let me run through my workflow.
    1. Open RAW file in Lightroom
    2. select Edit with PS2 - File opens up in PS2 as a PSD file
    3. make tweaks to Levels & Curves, check & flatten image
    4. Crop to A3 size at 300dpi
    5. Change from 16Bit to 8Bit colour depth
    6. Save image (with nice punchy colours showing) as Tiff.
    When I close this file, then re-open it the colour has changed to a much more drab and flat image. It happens for Jpegs too and it doesn't matter if I leave at 16Bit.
    I have not noticed this happen before.
    Have I inadvertently selected something that is changing the details on save?

    I really would appreciate any advice or support on this guys. Cheers, Kevin
  • Cwmbran, Torfaen. Our very own Roundabout City (well!! Town actually) in south east of Wales.

    Kev
  • Hi Darren,

    Also have the D80 and agree its a great camera with loads of features and an excellent 10mp sensor giving excellent images. Not used the D50 either but the increase in pixel count should warrant the upgrade. Go for it.

    Kevin
  • Saw one of these reviewed on the Gadget Show some time back but it got a bit of a slating. Not sure of the make or anything. Maybe they still have it on their website

    Kevin
  • I have also upgraded to the latest firmware. Guess its a call to Nikon.

    Mike, Your on the original firmware as sold with the Camera. If you go onto the Nikon website and type in D80 firware upgrade in the search, it should lead you to the upgrade site. Just follow the commands to download. I did it to a SD card but I think you can also do it directly to the camera with the USB lead.

    " Canon " ! Isnt he a mate of Ball !

    Kevin
  • Noticed a few similar incidents on my D80 where the Function wheel seems to lock up in Aperture Mode and wont allow me to adjust the Aperture setting. I just switch the dial to another setting such as Shutter and then return to Aperture and it seems to clear. Maybe worth a call/email to Nikon to find out if there are known issues. Kevin
  • Also have the D80 with the 18~70 lens. Superb combination. If the 18~135 is as good and you can afford the extra money, I'm sure you won't be dissapointed.

    Cheers,

    Kevin