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Bigma probs
« on: October 04, 2009, 03:10:06 PM »
Hewwo from sunny Sheffy,

Errrrmm,,,,wheres the AF/MF switch on the damn Bigma lens,,cant find it,cant get any focus response at all ??

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Re: Bigma probs
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2009, 04:59:46 PM »
Left hand side, close to the camera body. (Canon version if that matters)

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Re: Bigma probs
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2009, 05:31:25 PM »
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Re: Bigma probs
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2009, 05:53:25 PM »
Oh deary dear,,,,,,,
i ask for help and guidance over a very irritating issue,,and what do i get,,,,,,infantile reference to a very lucky and undeserved hollow victory,,we may have got beated by 3 goals to nil,but we played by far the better football,not only that,we were very unlucky not to score on at least 68 occasions !!!!

Actualy,we were C R A P and DC played very well indeed,fully deserved the win,and good luck to them, !!!!!

On this particular Bigma,there is no mf/af switch anywhere on the lens at all,and i,m now stuck as to what to do next,money well spent !

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Re: Bigma probs
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2009, 07:05:28 PM »

On this particular Bigma,there is no mf/af switch anywhere on the lens at all,and i,m now stuck as to what to do next,money well spent !

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No MF/AF switch on mine, just the converter lock switch, which locks it at 100mm when using a converter. Using the switch by the lens release button you can put it into manual or auto.  ;D

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Re: Bigma probs
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2009, 07:25:48 PM »

Now i,m going to seem really thick,.,,which switch by the lens release button,,,there does not seem to be one ???

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Re: Bigma probs
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2009, 07:46:48 PM »
I think Old Boy is referring to the switch on the camera next to the lens release button. The bigma does not have an auto/manual switch on it. Sorry to hear about your team loosing 3-0. Ian

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Re: Bigma probs
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2009, 08:00:10 PM »
The Canon fit version of the Bigma has a AF/M focus switch next to the lens mount, as mine does. 

The Nikon fit version I haven't a clue though.  ???
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Re: Bigma probs
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2009, 08:13:54 PM »
Hewwo from padded cell number 47

Now then,thanks OB,,,yahhhh,,,,the fold out sheet that came with this lens says there is a mf/af switch,which there is not,,,i was meaning on the lens,
i cannot get any sort of AF response at all,,,,regardless of camera settings,yet,it fires everytime in manual and every shot is way out of focus,,,the focusing ring is making absolutely no difference at all,,
feel like chucking it in the bloody canal now,,,,,

As for SWFC,,,,,more mid table mediocrity awaits,plus,we have dracula at centre half(frightened of crosses)

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Re: Bigma probs
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2009, 08:48:42 PM »
I once had a Sigma 24-70 which you had to push the barrel backwards & forwards as a switch. Can't say any more my Bigma is a Canon Fit like Micks and the swich is on the side.

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Re: Bigma probs
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2009, 09:23:05 PM »
Hewwo from padded cell number 47

Now then,thanks OB,,,yahhhh,,,,the fold out sheet that came with this lens says there is a mf/af switch,which there is not,,,i was meaning on the lens,
i cannot get any sort of AF response at all,,,,regardless of camera settings,yet,it fires everytime in manual and every shot is way out of focus,,,the focusing ring is making absolutely no difference at all,,
feel like chucking it in the bloody canal now,,,,,


Thanks to all

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Well, in that case Bill it looks like the F number switch is set on other than F22. The dial goes from F4 to F22 but to get auto-focus it has to be set to F22. Push the button up, towards the main lens length, and move the dial to F22 and lock it by moving the switch back towards the camera body. It should now work in auto-focus.  ;D
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Re: Bigma probs
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2009, 09:58:45 PM »
The Bigma DG HSM D has only the lock button for focal length as Oldboy explained in the NIKON version. The Aperture ring has to be at F22 otherwise it will not work. The camera will show you on display flashing fEE when in any other aperture instead of Shutter speed and Aperture.

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Re: Bigma probs
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2009, 10:11:35 PM »
Thanks to all for the above,,,,,,
Cant beging to state how much i wish i had not bought this damn lens,,,,,
Aperture ring ???? must be my Blonde day,,,cant find it,,,,,,,but thanks for the suggestion,,,
i,m off Weds,,lens will be going back to Js first thing,

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Re: Bigma probs
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2009, 10:38:01 PM »
Thanks to all for the above,,,,,,
Cant beging to state how much i wish i had not bought this damn lens,,,,,
Aperture ring ???? must be my Blonde day,,,cant find it,,,,,,,but thanks for the suggestion,,,
i,m off Weds,,lens will be going back to Js first thing,

Shine On
At the base of the lens, next to the contacts, is the aperture ring and the lock is just past the F4.  ;D

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Re: Bigma probs
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2009, 11:34:48 PM »
C'mon oldboy, send him a photograph of the lens!! :)

 

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