Grey Market?!?!

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  1. JimmyO

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    Hey, Ive had my sigma 10-20mm lens for a few weeks now and ive always recognized it didnt have and AF/MF button. I just thought thats how it was. But to go back to the orginal auction i bought it from in the pics it has this toggle. Was i ripped off, or is this a non-recent model or something like that?
     
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    Hmmm, no, it should have the switch on the bottom of the lens.
     
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    ugh, what do you guys think the situation is? Should i contact the seller. They had an ebay store and it all seemed legit. I mean it came in a sigma case and such
     
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    Sigma lenses vary somewhat depending on the camera they were made for.

    Their Nikon lenses (I assume that's what you're using) may not have
    such a switch while their lenses for another model might.

    Unless your lens appears to obviously have a part missing and it operates
    correctly, I wouldn't worry.
     
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    I think your right. I did some researching and it said that the nikon mount does not have this. Wierd.
     
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    The Canon mounts all have this switch That may be the photo they used for the add was a Canon mount version small over sight on there part,at least you got the Nikon mount :)
     
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    Before the advent of digital (or the D40 for that matter) Canon was the only one with a motor in the lens. All Canon mounted lenses came with the switch to control the focus from the lens.
     

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