Lens fickleness

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Lens fickleness

Good Day;

Over the past year I have really been loving taking the photos. I above been upgrading my lenses from the kit provided. My camera is Nikon d5600. I have bought three lenses for it.  The first was Nikon 35mm f1.8 which is fun limiting for me. I noticed a strange tendency for this lens to lose contact/auto features with the camera. I would get an error message saying "lens not attached". A simple twist of the lens would seen to re-engage the responsiveness of the lens. I even exchanged the lens but the same thing happened with the replacement. It stuck me as very odd that this would occur Nikon to Nikon.  I was never quite sure if this was a lens versus camera issue.

Then I bought a new Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 which I truly adore. I have had this on my camera for months and love it. I have had NO attachment problems with this lens. Fast forward to this week when I decided to expand further with the new Tamron 70-210 f4. The lens is pretty sweet BUT: "lens not attached" has reared its ugly head again. Whether I am showing supporting the lens with my hand or just letting it dangle by gravity from strap, this problem keeps recurring. The auto focus loses connection and a quick press of the lens release button and then twist/click back into place temporarily resolves the issue.

I am looking for help with this situation.

1. Is this damaging my camera by the constant loss of connection it is experiencing?

2. Am I doomed to just have to put up with it or should I just return the lens?

Any thoughts from wIzened camera heads would be truly appreciated. If moderator needs to move this thread elsewhere sorry to have bothered you all.



Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Nikon D5600 Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM | C Tamron 70-210mm F4
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