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05-16-2018, 06:38 PM   #1
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Sigma 28 - 80, F/3.5 - 5.6 II Macro, Zoom Ring Stuck

Well I enjoyed it while I had it for about a year. Unfortunately the zoom ring on my Sigma 28-80, F/3.5-5.6 II Macro became stuck today. It cannot zoom over to 80mm in order to enable the macro/normal switch.
I am not surprised because I had forced it out of macro mode too many times because I didn't know at the time how to set it back to normal setting. I finally learned this by turning off the autofocus switch on the camera and turning the focus ring on the lens. Then you can set the switch back to normal setting.

I really liked this cheap little zoom, so sad. I can still use it, just no 80 mm focal length or macro mode.

Just thought I would post this notice so fewer people would make my mistake.


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05-26-2018, 09:02 PM   #2
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The lens is working fully again. The zoom ring is free, although I hear something loose inside when I shake the lens. I will continue to use it, however I just ordered an Pentax Takumar 28-80 mm, F/3.5-4.5, macro for $30.00 in very good condition. It will be interesting to try something different to compare.


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