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Sigma50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Pentax AF
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent output (9)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (9)
  • Durable (7)
  • Strong construction (7)
  • Easily interchangeable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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5.0

This is my go-to lens

By Ricardo

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Macro Photography
    • Night Photography

    Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Pentax AF:

    I love this lens. I have two other Pentax DA zooms, but this lens is mounted most often. Very crisp shots, nice bokeh and fairly fast auto focus. Build quality is a perfect match to my Pentax K-50 body wrt weight and balance.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Perfect Macro lens

    By Tim B

    from Queens, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Pentax AF:

      I use this lens for close-up flower photography. The auto focus features are sharp and accurate. So far I have found no flaws with this lens.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Very nice lens

      By Groovy

      from Quebec, Canada

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged

      Cons

      • Slow Focus In Macro Mode

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Pentax AF:

      This lens is very sharp already from f/2.8 with a little bit of softness on the extreme middle of the borders when compared to the center. Some people complain about the autofocus being slow but it's only in low light in macro mode. I usually focus manually when in macro mode using the view finder. When use as a portrait lens it focus quite fast and it haven't been a problem for me.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Sharp Photographs & Fast Focusing

      By John

      from Toronto, ON

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Portrait photography

      Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Pentax AF:

      A must-have lens if you want to get more into macro photography!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Do not judge at first sight

      By JOHN MAYSHASH

      from Bogotá - Colombia

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Pentax AF:

        Excellent product for close-up in macro photography.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        very happy

        By seasculpture

        from Australia

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro
          • Macro and portraits
          • Macro Art

          Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Pentax AF:

          I use this lens mainly for macro work. I could have bought a super macro lens but for the price this lens works brilliantly.

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          4.0

          Decent, inexpensive lens

          By Kestrel1029

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Portraits
            • Travel

            Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Pentax AF:

            This lens is useful in applications where a slightly longer than normal focal length is required. This lens makes a nice portrait lens for those on a budget. I was pleasantly surprised how sharp this lens is. The macro function is another nice touch. Size is also nice, not very heavy but no lightweight either. I would definitely recommend this lens. The one annoying thing about it is once you put the lens hood on you can't put the lens cap back on while the hood is on.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            50mm f/2.8 EXDG

            By colinsart

            from East Coast Australia

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro and portraits

            Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Pentax AF:

            I use this lens constantly and have nothing but praise for the quality and uses for this lens. I can capture the macro shot I want and also the group of 15 kids posing at drama school.It is a little heavier than the 18-50mm Sigma I was using but I got used to the feel of it very quickly.I cannot recommend this lens too highly. Go for it![...]

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great way to get into Macro

            By silver sun

            from denver, co

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Sharp Focus

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Pentax AF:

                This lens is a great start for anyone interested in trying out some marcro work. Auto focus can be a little awkward and slow, so use manual when you can. This is a good macro lens for the price... I'm hooked!

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                (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent value

                By Isaac

                from Kansas, USA

                Comments about Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Pentax AF:

                GENERAL USE:This being my most valuable lens, I love it. I use it forportraiture and macro, so it's kind of a dual-purpose lens. Its decently open aperture capabilities are very usefulthough. At f/2.8, it is very sharp. Right when I put it onmy *ist DL, I got excellent-quality pictures. At 1:1, it isvery beneficial to have a tripod if your subject is still. If the subject is moving (such as an ant) I usually just setit to 1:1 with manual focus and move back and forth to getphotos that are in focus. Sometimes this can be tricky,which requires patience and experience. This usually worksbest with more light, because then you can use a higheraperture with a greater DOF. I recommend a filter of somesort because if you're within 2 inches of something, youdon't want to bump the lens on a piece of metal and have itruined.FEATURES:The AF limiter is pretty handy but sometimes it gets in theway. Usually I don't use it, but the few times I do use it,I am happy that it is there. F/2.8 makes it a decent indoorlens (with or without flash), too.DESIGN:I have had no problems with the design. It is not agigantic macro lens like some of the 100mm-and-above lensesare. (When you're at 1:1, it will stick out another 3inches.) I'm not sure if it's made out of plastic or metalor another substance. It's kind of fuzzy, which makes itall the more fancy pancy. The only thing I don't like isthat the lens hood screws and takes a while to take on andoff. I usually don't use the hood, anyway.VALUE:Get it. It's an amazing value. It produces amazing-qualitypictures. I knew my kit lens (18-55mm) was somewhat sharp. Then I got this lens, put it at f/9, with my Vivitar 285hvand got EXTREMELY sharp shots, even indoors.MEETS EXPECTATIONS:Of course!

                Expertise: Advanced Amateur

                Problems Encountered: None so far (I've had it for about a month).A slight problem with the design is that the lens hoodscrews on, which is kind of weird.

                Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Hmm. 18-55mm, and pentax smc 20mm

                Items I Recommend: Protective filter

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