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Sigma50mm f/2.8 (D) EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

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    (1)

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85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (14)
  • Consistent output (9)
  • Easily interchangeable (9)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Strong construction (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (4), Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Macro and Much More!!

I just bought a Sony A77M2 body with a Tamron 90 mm Macro to do a lot of copy work in addition to normal family photos. The Tamron is fantastic, but I overlooked that...Read complete review

I just bought a Sony A77M2 body with a Tamron 90 mm Macro to do a lot of copy work in addition to normal family photos. The Tamron is fantastic, but I overlooked that on a copy stand the field of view is only about 4x6 inches. So I added the Sigma 50mm f2.8 macro which will cover a 8.5 x 11 photo or document ( and smaller). The sharpness is everything one could want, and I needed the focus limiter switch for the copy stand. But the rest of the story is I like this Sigma coupled with the A77II even better than the Sony 16-50 f2.8 kit lens for outdoor travel. The Sigma is about 70mm (35 equivalent) and great for people pictures, and incredible close focusing and is lighter and easier to handle than the Sony zoom. It auto focuses very fast, I was very pleasantly surprised that the A77II has a teleconverter button on the back that because of the 24 Megapixel sensor can instantly call up 1.4x and 2X digital zoom ( that is then a 100 or 140 mm 35 mm tele ) with plenty of pixels for extremely sharp typical 4x6 prints and probably larger, but I have done only this one attached print at 8.5 x 11 original and it was shot with the digital zoom 2 x tele on the A77II.I will let my first photo session shot of a dinner guest in my outdoor salad bowl shot with the Sigma Macro at f22 and flash after dinner! tonight!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Must be closer to get 1:1

Simply put, it does not get 1:1 at 7.4". You have to be much closer to get that magnification.
Either something was wrong with the lens or it just...Read complete review

Simply put, it does not get 1:1 at 7.4". You have to be much closer to get that magnification.
Either something was wrong with the lens or it just can't do what it says.

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5.0

Perfect lens at perfect price

By Photography by Bjorn

from Lafayette NJ

Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 (D) EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens:

Got this lens strictly to take pictures of engagement rings and jewelry at a jewelry store. This lens does what it should and more for a lens at that price.

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5.0

A Macro and Much More!!

By Northwest Don

from Washington State

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Lightweight
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Travel Lens With A77ii

Cons

  • Durability Not Known
  • None Of The Above Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Macro Photography
  • Night Photography
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 (D) EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens:

I just bought a Sony A77M2 body with a Tamron 90 mm Macro to do a lot of copy work in addition to normal family photos. The Tamron is fantastic, but I overlooked that on a copy stand the field of view is only about 4x6 inches. So I added the Sigma 50mm f2.8 macro which will cover a 8.5 x 11 photo or document ( and smaller). The sharpness is everything one could want, and I needed the focus limiter switch for the copy stand. But the rest of the story is I like this Sigma coupled with the A77II even better than the Sony 16-50 f2.8 kit lens for outdoor travel. The Sigma is about 70mm (35 equivalent) and great for people pictures, and incredible close focusing and is lighter and easier to handle than the Sony zoom. It auto focuses very fast, I was very pleasantly surprised that the A77II has a teleconverter button on the back that because of the 24 Megapixel sensor can instantly call up 1.4x and 2X digital zoom ( that is then a 100 or 140 mm 35 mm tele ) with plenty of pixels for extremely sharp typical 4x6 prints and probably larger, but I have done only this one attached print at 8.5 x 11 original and it was shot with the digital zoom 2 x tele on the A77II.I will let my first photo session shot of a dinner guest in my outdoor salad bowl shot with the Sigma Macro at f22 and flash after dinner! tonight!

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3.0

Not impressed

By chrisperry

from Salt Lake City

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

Cons

  • Weak Casing

Best Uses

  • Macro Photography

Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 (D) EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens:

Feels cheap and is a bit slow. Not a professional so I can't speak to quality or macro capabilites. Wish I got a faster piece of glass in 50mm

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2.0

Must be closer to get 1:1

By Al

from Washington, DC

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 (D) EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens:

Simply put, it does not get 1:1 at 7.4". You have to be much closer to get that magnification.
Either something was wrong with the lens or it just can't do what it says.

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4.0

Nice Lens

By Christian Carneiro

from Chile

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight
  • Nice Bokeh

Cons

  • Lens Creep
  • Slow Focus

Best Uses

  • Macro Photography

Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 (D) EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens:

I've done a photographyc book on Bolivian Orchids two months ago with this lens.

The fact that it isn't HSM plays little when it comes to Macro...since I've worked most of the times in MF.

Good resolution....good manufacturing.
Only drawback is the fact that with its screew hood on, cannot use front cap...but it's just a matter of getting acquainted...

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5.0

Great Lens

By Bill

from Myrtle Beach, SC

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Lightweight
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Macro Photography

    Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 (D) EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens:

    I use this lens on my Sony 850 and have wonderful resuts with it.I use it mostly for macro shots, but also used it for walk around lens.( watch your DOF) It is fast focusing and sharp at all lens settings.

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    5.0

    Fantastic,I would buy the product again

    By Mike C

    from Vancouver, Wa

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 (D) EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens:

      easy to use,light weight,great pic,my wife that a novice picted up and ran with it great lens!

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      4.0

      Great lens

      By Andres Gonzalez

      from Medellin, Colombia

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Sharp Focus

      Cons

      • Bad AF
      • Noisy

      Best Uses

      • Macro and portraits

      Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 (D) EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens:

      Great lens, good quality, sharp images..but...it is noisy, difficult to handle with AF but it is not a big problem.

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      5.0

      Outstanding Lens

      By Joel, the native plant pusher

      from Tampa, FL

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Sharp Focus

      Cons

      • Finish is dull black
      • Hood conflicts with cap

      Best Uses

      • Flowers and Bugs

      Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 (D) EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens:

      I carefully researched close-up lens on the internet before purchasing this lens. It delivered everything it promised. I am thrilled with pictures that are sharper and clearer than I thought were possible with my camera.

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      5.0

      excellent choice!

      By Deb the photog

      from Kansas

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Quick Focus
      • Sharp Focus

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 (D) EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens:

          I use this product on a Sony Alpha 900 camera to take pictures of small bugs and close ups of flowers. You can get up really close and still focus. It takes a sharp picture. I haven't found anything bad about it yet. A much better price than comparible sony lenses. I haven't had it long, so I don't know about rugged or how long it will last, but it appears good.

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          4.0

          "Good product with good price"

          By deddy75

          from surabaya, east java, Indonesia

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Sharp Focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

          • Special Effects

          Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 (D) EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens:

          easy to use, the picture is good and sharp, and comfortable to carry on the way

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          5.0

          Love the Sigma lens

          By allan

          from Chicago

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Quick Focus
          • Sharp Focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography
            • Small objects

            Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 (D) EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens:

            Quality of this lens is amazing,lightweight solid i love the locking mechanism very tight.

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            5.0

            Wonderful and sharp lens!!

            By Ty

            from Ypsilanti, MI

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged
            • Sharp Focus
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Tough To Attach

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Macro

            Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 (D) EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens:

            This a sharp lens. I use this lens quite a bit and I am happy with the performance that it provides. There seems to be equal sharpness across the frame, and this is certainly a good thing. There are a few cons, though. I have noticed is a bit of blue fringing under certain light conditions. It's not horrible, but I notice it. The lens also does not attach to my camera with a firm click. Sometimes I have to try to attach it several times before my camea recognizes there is a lens attached. I have not had this problem with other lenses. Overall, it's a great lens for the money!!

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            5.0

            FUN TAKING CLOSE UPS

            By TOBYORNOTOBY

            from MONTGOMERY,AL

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Quick Focus
            • Rugged
            • Sharp Focus
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro

            Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 (D) EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens:

            GREAT MACRO LENS LOVE TO FOLLOW ONE YEAR OLD NEICE AROUND.

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