Sigma Normal 50mm f/2.8 (D) EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum Series

BH #SI5028MDGMAF • MFR #346205
Sigma Normal 50mm f/2.8 (D) EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum Series
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Sigma 50mm f/2.8 Overview

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

Sigma 50mm f/2.8 Specs

Lens MountSony A
Angle of View46.8°
Minimum Focus Distance7.4" / 18.8 cm
Maximum Magnification1x
Optical Design10 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7
Dimensions (ø x L)2.8 x 2.5" / 7.11 x 6.35 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.5 x 4.2 x 4.1"
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Has anyone used this lens for food photography?
Asked by: Apoorva P.
Unfortunately I have not but there is a good article recommending lenses for Food Photography at fstoppers website and the SIgma seems to have gotten decent review from at least one person.
Answered by: evan i.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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