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Sigma50mm f/2.8 (D) EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (13)
  • Consistent output (8)
  • Easily interchangeable (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Strong construction (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Macro photography (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Wonderful and sharp 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...Read complete review

    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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    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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    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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    • No

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    2.0

    Must be closer to get 1:1

    By Al

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          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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          • No

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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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          • No

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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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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