Sigma: Nikon fit lenses may have compatibility issue with Nikon D5300


Sigma has identified a compatibility issue between some Sigma Nikon fit lenses and the new Nikon D5300, the company has announced.

Sigma identified the issue when its current firmware experienced some problems with Nikon fitting interchangeable lenses that incorporate an internal motor not working properly with the D5300’s OS and Live View Auto Focus functions.

The company will provide a free firmware update from 20 November 2013, which it says will resolve the compatibility issue.

What’s more, all new products the company ships will have the latest firmware.

SEE MORE: Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 13 key differences you need to know about

A statement from Sigma adds: “* For some discontinued products, we may not be able to offer the firmware update due to the discontinuation of related repair parts. Please contact your nearest authorized Sigma distributor for the further details.”

Meanwhile, for Sigma Nikon fit lenses that are compatible with the Sigma USB Dock, it is possible to update them via Sigma Optimization Pro.


DO or Di? Your lens markings explained
Buying new lenses: 7 questions to ask yourself (and key features explained)
11 common lens errors (and how to avoid them)
100 Nikon DSLR tips you need to know right now