+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Junior Member

    D3300 + Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro

    Hi Guys,

    Im new here but have a question...

    I have just replaced my D3100 with a D3300, and kept my Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro Lens but it will not auto focus on the new camera. I thought the D3100 and D3300 used the same type lens so fully expected it to work.

    Am i missing something? The new kit lens on the D3300 doesnt have a manual A/M switch for focus, it is controlled on the body itself... Im not sure if this affects anything?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated..

    Thanks

    Adam


    › See More: D3300 + Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro



  2. #2
    Senior Member

    Re: D3300 + Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro

    Welcome. If it worked on the d3100, it should work on the d3300. Both bodies need the lens to have a focus motor. Make sure your focus menu is not set to MF. If your kit lens works, then the menu setting is not the issue. Also make sure by twisting the lens that it is clicked into position securely. I don't know your lens, but Sigma has had some firmware compatibility issues with newer Nikons. If the lens and contacts look good, I'd do some deeper googling for similar problems or just give Sigma a call to see if there are any known issues. Maybe check camera firmware too although newer camera firmware might end up being the problem.
    I must have a really good camera.

  3. #3
    RIP :(
    Don Kuykendall's Avatar

    Re: D3300 + Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro

    Welcome to the forum. What nickt said is right. If it worked on the D3100 it should work on the D3300. Make sure the lens is seated securely on the body.

    ================================================== ============================
    D750***D7100***24-120 f/4 ***70-300***Tamron 150-600***Tokina 16-28 f2.8***50mm f/1.8***Photoshop/Lightroom CC

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Roy1961's Avatar

    Re: D3300 + Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro

    I had to get my Sigma a firmware update when I switched it from the D7000 to the D500, like nick said, newer Nikons will not read them. It was free.
    Learn to laugh at yourself, everyone else is.
    D500, D7000. SB700.

    Nikkor 18-105mm, 35mm, 70-300mm and Sigma 50-500.

    LowePro 202 Slingshot bag, Wimberley Gimbal head, Benro Carbon Fiber Tripod.

    Vanguard Alta 263 Tripod with SBH-250 ballhead, Vanguard AM 263 Monopod with SBH-100 ballhead.

  5. #5
    Junior Member

    Re: D3300 + Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro

    Good afternoon,

    I have the same problem with my lens.

    Can you tell me where I could download the Sigma firmware update for the sigma 70-300 mm dg macro?

    Thank youGood afternoon,Can you tell me where I could download the Sigma firmware update for the sigma 70-300 mm dg macro?Thank you

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    mikew's Avatar

    Re: D3300 + Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by franciscorf View Post
    Good afternoon,

    I have the same problem with my lens.

    Can you tell me where I could download the Sigma firmware update for the sigma 70-300 mm dg macro?

    Thank youGood afternoon,Can you tell me where I could download the Sigma firmware update for the sigma 70-300 mm dg macro?Thank you
    Welcome to the forum,if it needs updating it has to go back to Sigma.
    Mike

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/7239177@N07/

    Nikon Z50,16-50MM,50-250MM
    Nikon V2,10-30MM,30-110MM FT1 Adapter

    Panasonic G80, 12-60mm, 60mm macro, Leica 100-400
    mm











  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Bikerbrent's Avatar

    Re: D3300 + Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro

    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
    We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.

    Yes, ypu need to call sigma and your lens will probably need a trip to Sigma for firmware update. Only certain newer Sigma lenses are compatible with the Sigma dock, which allows self updating of firmware.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800





Quick Reply Quick Reply

If you are already a member, please login above before posting.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •