Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN Art and the Sony A6000

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Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN Art and the Sony A6000

Anyone have a problem with this combination?

I ordered from Amazon last week... got the lens and it wouldn't autofocus or display F-Stop properly. I figured I just got a defect and requested an exchange. After a bit of a rigamarole with Amazon, I did get a new lens and that didn't work either. Same behavior. Occasionally it would autofocus as expected, but 90% of the time the camera acted like no lens at all was attached. No f-stop displayed. No autofocusing. And it would show the camera was set to MF mode and when I tried to change it to AF-S, AF-A or AF-C it would throw an error about the lens not being attached correctly.

On the rare occasion that it did properly recognize the lens, I tried different autofocus settings but I had the same problem with each. It would only autofocus for a few tries, then it would give up as if it was losing connection with the camera body.

I tried cleaning the contacts.

I tried updating the firmware on the camera (needed to anyway).

My other autofocus lens works just fine.

Anyone have this experience or any ideas? I think I would have liked this lens quite a bit on the a6000 for an autofocus option when I need it (I used MF lenses most of the time)... that's part of what made the price so attractive. I don't want to spend a lot on a lens I'll only occasionally use.

Thoughts?

Amy

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