Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS

Sigma Normal 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS

Sigma Normal 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS

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Sigma 50mm f/2.8 Overview

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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
In the Box
Sigma Normal 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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    Sigma 50mm f/2.8 Specs

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    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Angle of View 46.8
    Minimum Focus Distance 7.4" / 18.8 cm
    Maximum Magnification 1x
    Optical Design 10 Elements in 9 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Physical
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.8 x 2.5" / 7.1 x 6.3 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.121 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.4 x 4.2 x 4.1"

    Sigma 50mm f/2.8 Reviews

    50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 64.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Macro Lens @ Great Price I bought this lens for taking close up shots of flowers, fungi, jewelry, etc. and it performs the intended task perfectly! Love that I can stop down to 45 which, combined with a slow shutter speed (2-3) gives me greater DOF on those really close up shots. Wide open shooting produces decent bokeh, too. Looking for a great Prime lens that can focus 1:1? Then this one is for you ! The nice surprise was portraiture results- great overall lens. I saw the focus complaints above but, while it may be slow and a little loud, really doesn't bother me; the auto-focus yields crisp results. I highly recommend this lens for Macro, as wel as other, uses...
    Date published: 2010-09-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Buy I am a professional photographer still building up my gear. I have wanted a macro lens for some time now. This camera is a great lens for the price. I couldn't ask for more. I was debating between this lens and the same model from Canon, what ultimately determined my decision was the fact that the Canon lens needed an additional $200 adapter to use the lens. Having to work on a budget, I decided that this was the lens for me. I can get within inches of my subject filling the field with my subject and the focus is not inhibited, I am very happy with it.
    Date published: 2011-03-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exactly as Advertised I use this lens mostly for macros of inanimate objects, on a Canon 400D, and it does exactly what it said it would do. It can function as a regular 50mm, or it will focus on objects as close as half an inch from the lens. The focus is understandably slow, since it has to cycle through a wide range. Then again, I recommend manual focus for macros anyway. It's also good for portraits. My only complaint would be the screw-in lens hood which negates the possibility of using the lens cap. I simply purchased a replacement lens cap that will fit on the end of the hood.
    Date published: 2009-01-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent Product, Great Price Good overall lens construction, although not as solid/weighty as more expensive lenses of the same class. That being said, for the price, it's great. Pictures are very clear with only slight vignetting. Depth of field is a bit small, although this is a macro lens so that's to be expected to a certain degree. The auto focus hunts a lot and is loud, but again, this is a macro lens so presumably it is being used mostly in the manual focus mode. Overall, I would definitely buy this lens for the price. The lens comes with a hood that has 72mm threads. I purchased a standard 72mm cap that fits nicely on the end of the hood. My 72mm filters do the same.
    Date published: 2009-04-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Had my first chance to use this lens today. Winter in the Northwest doesn't lend itself to photography much of the time. No light. That said the lens is sharp and reasonably quick on autofocus and the small apertures make for a good depth of field. The initial test pictures I took while no works of art seem to be sharp and the detail is certainly there. You could see small water droplets on moss seed pods. Point here is you couldn't even see the water with your eye. The price is right. One thing, at 50MM while it gets in reasonably close a little more length might be nice and is probably a good excuse to get a longer lens latter.
    Date published: 2011-02-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Sharpness Purchased for general use as a 50mm normal lens, and macro work. Used with Canon Digital Rebel and 5D MkII bodies. Initial use on my 1.6 crop factor Digital Rebel body showed good, but not great results. The 5D MkII full frame sensor body exhibited better results, but not as good as I had hoped! After examing numerous pictures taken with the 5D MkII body, it was apparent the lens was front-focusing I ended up setting the focus microadjustment to +5 (toward back) on my 5D MkII body, and the image quality is now excellent and actually better than I had expected. I also noticed degradation when using an old (but good!) Hoya Skylight filter, which seemed to cause the focus to revert back to front-focusing. This Sigma 50mm macro lens is capable of producing extremely high quality images, but is very sensitive to mis-focusing. I had no difficulties with autofocus other than the slight front-focusing on all pictures, which I resolved with the body microadjustment. Focusing at far and macro distances is now extremely accurate, but can be slow. For macro work it is generally better to focus manually, so you can center your depth of field. The hood is OK and will accept a 72mm lens cap, unlike what some others say! Use 55mm filters on the front of the lens, and NOT on the hood! Placing a 72mm filter on the front of the hood will create flare issues! The image sharpness produced with my microadjusted Canon 5D MKII is fantastic and uniform from center to edge at all apertures, from infinity to 1:1 Macro: F2.8 VG F4.0 VG to Excellent F5.6 Excellent F8.0 Excellent F11 Excellent F16 VG to Excellent F22 VG F32 & 45 F to P (Don't know why Sigma even included this capability!)
    Date published: 2009-11-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens For the price you really can't beat this lens. If you need atrue 1:1 macro and don't want to spend a lot of cash this isthe lens. Well built (for the price range), sharp, goodcontrast, good color, CA's under control, and versatile.This lens can double as portrait lens if you need it to. The autofocus is a bit slow but when shooting macro youwon't use it much. This lens was made to shoot macro, and Iwouldn't recommend it to someone wanting to shoot portraits,landscapes, etc... It will work, but the focus range is abit large and can slow you down. There are lenses in thesame price range that are better equipped for thoseapplications. Make sure you purchase a 72mm lens cap along with this lensso that you can fit it directly to the hood. Otherwise it'sa real pain to put your lens cap on. Expertise: Professional Problems Encountered: Only the lens cap/hood issue. Pick up a 72mm lens cap andattach it to the hood and the problem is solved. Items I Recommend: Sigma 17-70mm 2.8-4.5 or Canon 24-70 2.8L, 55mm uv filter, 55mm circular polarizing filter, bogen 3021 or equiv tripod, and a quality tripod head like the 804RC2
    Date published: 2007-09-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens, great capability, great $$$ I do product photography and needed a really good macro lens... something where I didn't want to get too far back. I already own the Canon 180mm L lens and sometimes I'm just tooo far back with that one. The Sigma lens beat the Canon 50mm macro since you don't need the magnifier, it's way cheaper in price, it's quieter, and the focusing is faster. Don't bother with the 55mm UV filter. Get a 72mm UV filter, polarizer, and lens cap... life will be easier with that setup.
    Date published: 2008-06-25
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    What does the 3 year limited US warranty include for the Sigma 50mm macro lens?
    Asked by: JB
    The three year Sigma warranty covers any kind of workmanship errors or defects.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    can this lens be used with the canon ring flash 14x?
    Asked by: Rita S.
    I have never tried it but I doubt that a Canon ring flash or any other would be of much use because the focal plane of the camera to the closest focus point of the lens is too short. In other words the flash ring more than likely will extend far beyond the closest focus of the lens, that is if you get a ring flash to fit it.
    Answered by: Kenneth R.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

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    would this lens fit on a canon t3i?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    It fits Canon 5D3, 7D, 40D, and 20D. If t3i uses the standard housing for all interchangeable lenses, then this lens would fit just fine.
    Answered by: Eric S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

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    Can this be used in other than manual setting?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    That lens is an autofocus lens. It can be used in manual focus or Autofocus. The switch on the lens can be changed to do that, AF/M. And for the camera settings it can be used in most settings the camera can support.
    Answered by: Robert K.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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