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Old Sep 30, 2003, 7:08 PM   #1
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I Have a Sigma 105/2.8 Macro, Ritz 18/35 & Ritz 28/135, none of which work in all modes on Digital Rebel. I also have a Tamron 28/200 which works well, but with the 1.6 factor it is a bit much for most shots. Too tempting to zoom all the way.
The 18/55 and a Canon 28/105 that I got with the camera work well. I like the camera very much, so far.
I came off a Nikon 950 & Minolta 7i, like both those too.
Anybody have same lens problem or any advice?
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Old Sep 30, 2003, 7:18 PM   #2
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IMO the EF-S 18/55 is hard to beat! I would put all my money on a good 70-200 f/2.8 for that shallow DOF as a 2nd lens...

BTW I have the 990 and a D7 too
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IMO the EF-S 18/55 is hard to beat! I would put all my money on a good 70-200 f/2.8 for that shallow DOF as a 2nd lens...

BTW I have the 990 and a D7 too
The Sigma 70-200 HSM F/2.8 is the best buy for the money, one heck of a super performance lens, you may not tell the different between HSM and USM... :roll:
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Will the Sigma 70/200 2.8 work on Digital Rebel? I have a Sigma 105 2.8 Macro that does not work on D/R
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If your lens is made before 12/2000 you may need to send it in. My two Sigma's including the EX 70-200 f/2.8, which are HSM, work just fine:

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Important Notice For Canon EOS 10D and Canon Elan 7/Elan 7e camera Users

Dear Sigma lens user,

Recently Canon introduced a new model digital AF SLR camera, the EOS 10D. This new camera incorporates some significant upgrading in technology (electronics, software, etc.). In order to be fully compatible with this new camera, lenses must have compatible new electronics and software.

Some Sigma lenses made before December 2000 will require upgrading in order to function properly with the Elan 7 and EOS 10D camera. This modification is not necessary for Sigma HSM type lenses. There may be no outward indication that the lens is not performing properly with the Elan 7 and EOS 10D camera. Owners who believe their lens may require modification should contact Sigma's Service department for instructions on how to have their lens upgraded.

The lens should then be sent to Sigma’s Service Department, with a note describing that the lens will be used with the new camera. Sigma technicians will then perform the necessary upgrade.

This service will be provided as a courtesy and will not affect the lens’ performance with other Canon AF SLR cameras. In addition, a cleaning and a check of all lens functions will also be provided at no cost to the lens’ owner.

Sincerely,

SIGMA Corporation of America
Service Department
15 Fleetwood Court
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Tel: 631 585-1144
Fax: 631 585-1895
e-mail: [email protected]
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/Html/news/News.htm

Another poster here bought an older 70-210 f/2.8 which was not HSM, did not work originally, but after the upgrade he is very happy with his lens as well...
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