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Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Sigma SLR Camera USA

You Pay: $299.00
Product Highlights
  • Normal View
  • Sigma Mount

To maintain high optical performance from infinity to close-up 1:1 macro photos without accessories, the Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG incorporates a "Floating Internal Focusing" (FIF) system. As a result, the lens also features a non-rotating front lens group which makes it easier to work with polarizing filters, and has a focus limiter to narrow down the broad focus range. And the improved minimum aperture of f/45 now provides improved depth of field.

This lens is designed as a high-quality primary macro lens, good for film or digital SLR cameras. The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. This macro lens is specially coated to get the best color balance whilst cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor. The lens provides the utmost correction against lateral chromatic aberration which is a serious problem for digital SLR cameras.

Close focus capability of 7.4"
Super Multi Layer (SML) coating reduces ghosting caused by reflections from the surface of digital image sensors
Screw-in hood also accepts a 72mm filter in the front of the lens hood
Performance
Focal Length 50mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/32 - 45
Camera Mount Type Sigma SA
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 46.8°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.4" (18.80 cm)
Magnification 1x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
Elements/Groups 10/9
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 55 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.8 x 2.5" (7.11 x 6.35 cm)
Weight 11 oz (312 g)
Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Sigma SLR Camera
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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    50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Sigma SLR Camera
     
    4.0

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    4.0

    Good lens wrong for intended purpose

    By hog1c130

    from Jacksonville Arkansas

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    Pros

    • All fuctions are smooth
    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • It is easy to handle
    • Lens is very compact
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Copying slides
      • Macro Photography

      Comments about 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Sigma SLR Camera:

      I purchased this lens to photograph a natural phenomenom knows as "frost flowers" and after using it to photograph similar sized objects in my home I realized I would need to be far too close to my intended subject in the field. However I did try it to copy some slides using my Sigma SD9 camera and found it to be very useful for this. I use the light head from my old dichoric head color enlarger and it works very nicely as a copy lens.

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      4.0

      Excellent macro lens

      By Chris

      from Toronto, Canada

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      Pros

      • Inexpensive
      • Strong Construction
      • Very accurate macro AF
      • Very Sharp

      Cons

      • Inconsistent AF beyond 2m

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Sigma SLR Camera:

      Macro, portrait
      Sharpness
      Inconsistent AF

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