D5100 and Canon 500d - problem focusing

Started Jan 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
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D5100 and Canon 500d - problem focusing
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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?

Canon EOS 500D (EOS Rebel T1i / EOS Kiss X3) Nikon D5100
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