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Old Mar 14, 2005, 10:10 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I just received the Sigma 70-300mm DL Macro off of an e-bay auction.

It is made for the Canon EOS, and is an EF lens

However, i cannot connect it to my digital rebel. I have tried everything except from brute force, but i don't want to break it or my camera.

Is there a special way i have to mount this lens???

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Old Mar 14, 2005, 11:58 PM   #2
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What do you mean by it wont fit? Does the mounting ring not line up? How do you know its an EOS lens? I am not familiar with Sigma lenses. Does it say EOS on it? Im just wondering if the seller listed it wrong. Do you have a link to the auction?
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Old Mar 15, 2005, 3:37 AM   #3
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Tswen,

Not wanting to be the harbinger of bad news but my Sigma 70 - 300 DL Macro Super (approx 4 years old) would not work on my 20D. Every time I connected it to the camera it produced Err 99. This is a known issue with older Sigma lenses (if yours is a younger version you may be OK).

I think they can be altered to work with the Rebel and otherdigital EOS unitsbut you may find that even if you can connect it to the camera that it might not work.

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Old Mar 15, 2005, 7:47 AM   #4
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The link to the auction is

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWA:IT

The lens cap says EF on it, and the connectors on the bottom match up with my other lenses.

I can fit the lens on, but when it comes to turning it to LOCK/Twist it on it will turn about 1cm and then it gets stuck and won't turn anymore.

It doesn't look like anything is bent on the lens though.

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Old Mar 17, 2005, 6:14 PM   #5
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Hi,

Are you linning up the dot on the lens with the dot on the camera? I hope you get to work. You have bought a lens with a broken auto focus.



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Old Mar 19, 2005, 2:20 AM   #6
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Bummer, something is amiss. Return it ASAP, the lens is a good buy I had one a couple years ago and was pleased with its performance at F8.
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