Sigma 17-50mm 2.8 on Z50

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ZapperVT Contributing Member • Posts: 843
Re: Sigma 17-50mm 2.8 on Z50

Tootsall wrote:

In all transparency, you did ask if this lens would work on Z50 and so that is what was addressed in the topic. Putting it on Z5,6, or 7 was never discussed. And again, this is a “crop lens” designed for DX format, not FF.

I hope that Sigma are able to sort it for you and you get many years of happy shooting with it. Good luck.

This isn't an issue about FX vs DX.  The OP's problem is compatibility of an older instance of the lens with the FTZ.  Apparently there was a firmware update years ago to address AF issues with the D5300, well before the Z cameras were released.

Perhaps the misunderstanding is related to the Sigma document I linked that showed lens compatibility tested on a Z7 + FTZ.  I assume that a lens that works on a Z7 will work on a Z50 (and Z6, Z5) too.  The Z7 automatically switches to DX crop with a DX lens, so there's not a problem with image size or crop factor.

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