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wwt67 Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2010Fri 30-Apr-10 02:21 AM
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"Anyone use a Sigma 24-70 HSM on a D5000?"


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I'm looking to buy this lens and noticed the diameter seems rather large. Just curious if it would interfer with the auto focus assist light or create a shadow with the built in flash?

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Fri 30-Apr-10 07:29 AM
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#1. "RE: Anyone use a Sigma 24-70 HSM on a D5000?"
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Hi Wayne,

From page 197 of the D5000 Users Manual:
At ranges under 1 m (3 ft. 3 in.), the following lenses may block the AF-assist illuminator and interfere with autofocus when lighting is poor: Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8, 28-70mm f/2.8, and 24-70mm f/2.8 and the Sigma is similar in size.
Checking page 196 for lenses that create a shadow with the built in Speedlight there will be a shadow at some of the wider focal lengths.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

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Marty

  

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Fri 30-Apr-10 03:13 PM
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#2. "RE: Anyone use a Sigma 24-70 HSM on a D5000?"
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Richmond, US
          

Probably this is not a big deal with the AF assist light - I have the similarly sized D100 and Nikkor 24-70/f2.8 AFS, and even with the built-in AF assist it's not really an issue. However, it does cast a rather large shadow from the built-in flash, especially with the hood. I regard this size lens as completely unusable with the built-in flash.

With an external speedlight (eg SB-600) this is not a problem at all.

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