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Old 11-03-2009, 14:54   #1 (permalink)
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Question Sigma DC 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

Hi All,

Following on from the thread 'Lens advice for D40' I have decided on a Sigma 18-200mm lens as my next purchase.

I am currently bidding on a Sigma DC 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens on ebay, but someone has recently warned me this lens might not autofocus on the D40.

Is this correct? This lens on Warehouse express is advertised as working on the D40.

Sorry for another newbie question and thanks for any advice given.

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Re: Sigma DC 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

Well - according to the american Sigma site it will work OK

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Also Jessop's give it the nod

http://www.jessops.com/online.store/...3539/Show.html

If you get outbid, you might find this of interest.
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Re: Sigma DC 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

Thanks again Dabhand,

If I get outbid then I will give you a shout
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Re: Sigma DC 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

The link above to the Sigma USA site is actually a press release dated 19th December 2007, so arguably supplies of this D40 compatible model probably would not have been in the shops until early 2008. Bear in mind that this is also an American site and they often get gear released before the UK.

I'm trying to see if I can find out when this lens was released over here.
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Re: Sigma DC 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

I've now found an article on Sigma User that announces the 'new' 18-200 D40 compatible lens dated 13th December 2007. The price was 'to be announced' at that time, so still no release date yet.
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Re: Sigma DC 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

Hmmm,

Yeah I found some places in the US that are still selling the old version that will not focus with the D40, I have emailed the seller and they say that if I win and the lens doesn't work with a D40 then they will refund me, as they are not sure if it does or not (was used with a D200 previously).

I will carry on investigating....

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Re: Sigma DC 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

Okay, so I won the lens and it arrived this morning.

Unfortunately I have lent my camera to my girlfriend for the week, so I can't test that it works with my D40,

Is there any way of telling whether this has an internal motor? I can post pics using my camera phone if that would help.

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