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 Post subject: Nikon D3000 compatible with Sigma lenses
Unread postPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 7:17 pm 
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My friend has a Nikon D3000 and he is looking for a new lens. He is looking at getting either the Sigma 120-400mm or the Sigma 150-500mm but does not know if it will be compatible with his camera. Can anybody give any advice on this matter?

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D3000 compatible with Sigma lenses
Unread postPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 7:39 pm 
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The D3000 has no in-body autofocus motor, but I think both these lenses have them. So they should work.

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D3000 compatible with Sigma lenses
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Yhanks, Duques!
Both has HSM so it seems as though it will auto focus. :hmz:

He has also heard that the lenses are to heavy for the body. Any ideas on that?

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D3000 compatible with Sigma lenses
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The lenses too heavy?

Lens weight only comes in if you put the camera on a tripod, and then add a lens. The Bigma will indeed give the mount a lot of stress that way. But of course you don't. ;)

I can't remember what the 800 mm Canon f/5.6 weighs but aside from a mount problem you could happily use that combo.

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D3000 compatible with Sigma lenses
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Both lenses weight about 1961g each. I have played with the 50-500 on my d3100 and it works. After about 15mins it did become a bit heavy in the hands. But then then i would still walk around with it all day as the photos coming out of the combo is worth it.


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D3000 compatible with Sigma lenses
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I know it works quiet well with the Tamron lenses, have not tride sigma yet


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D3000 compatible with Sigma lenses
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I have the 50-500 sigma - and used it when I had a D40 Nikon - the motor in the lens works great even with the old D40. I was concerned about the weight, but I always carry it by the Lens tripod mount - it works great as a handle. When shooting I hold the lens in one hand and push the shutter release with the other, or I use tripod. I now have D90 that has it's onw internal motor, and the sigma still works like a champ. I have had mine for 4 years and love it!

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D3000 compatible with Sigma lenses
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My Sigma 150-500 and my 300 mm both work great on Nikon D50, D80 and D90.
I personally find the 150-500 a lot lighter and easier to use than my Nikon 80-400, certainly a little longer but lighter and gives excellent results with all three bodies.

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