D5100 and Canon 500d - problem focusing

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D5100 and Canon 500d - problem focusing
Jan 26, 2013

My friend with the D5100 went ahead and got a Canon 500d closeup lens.  But she is having some trouble with it.

She first tried it on her 18-55mm lens, and said it worked, but wasn't that close (which is logical).

The forum recommendation was to use it on her 55-200mm lens.  She tried that, but could not get it to autofocus at all.  She tried close to the object, and up to 6 feet away.  I think she final got a shot with the lens at 55mm from some feet away, but of course that wasn't much of a closeup.  Zoomed, she couldn't get the camera to focus at all.

Unfortunately, there are a few states between us, so I'm can't look at this myself.

Any ideas what the problem could be?  Guidelines as to how to use this thing?

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Nikon D7000 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR +1 more
Canon EOS 500D (EOS Rebel T1i / EOS Kiss X3) Nikon D5100
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