Sigma 17-50 2.8 or Sony 16–50 F2.8 for Z50

Started 8 months ago | Discussions thread
ZapperVT Contributing Member • Posts: 929
Re: Sigma 17-50 2.8 or Sony 16–50 F2.8 for Z50

I'll repeat my opinion that the 16-80 is the most satisfactory solution to your needs. Although if you are particular about AF noises you may not like it either. I bought a refurb for $679.

I think it's worth $679. The. MSRP of $1067 is overpriced.

The Sigma 17-50 would be my next choice, although I experienced some AF glitchiness on a D5600. My history was this: I had both Sigmas and kept the 17-50. Then I got the 16-80, and eventually sold the 17-50.

Qbalion wrote:


It seems it is really hard to find some fast standard zoom lens for my Z50. I'd like to use such in lower light conditions indoors to shoot some family events. An alternative could also be 24mm prime but I'd prefer a bit slower zoom but equipped with VR.

I have been evaluating Sigma C 17-70 but was not happy with loud, slow, and often erratic AF.

I wonder if Sigma 17-50 or maybe Sony would perform better? Do you have any experience with those glasses adapted to Z50?

Thank you very much

 ZapperVT's gear list:ZapperVT's gear list
Nikon Z7 Nikon Z50 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR +15 more
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow