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Sigma 50 mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro

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Manufacturer Sigma
Model 50 mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Lens style Normal
Focal length 50 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 46.8 o
Closest focusing distance 0.04 m
Maximum magnification 1:1
Minimum aperture 45
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 10 elements / 9 groups
Filter diameter 55 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Sony A / Minolta
Sigma
Pentax K
Dimensions 71.5 x 64 mm
Weight 315 g
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Average rating (5 owners reviews)
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4.47 Good
Owners reviews (5)
  1. Walter
    Walter 19 December 2011, 15:57
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    IP 86.100.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 250
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Not really sharp at 2.8. Not suitable for fast moving objects, AF is noisy and makes many micro adjusments

    Pros: Focus limiter is ok. Good build quality, quite small, metal hood.

    Summary: Good for macro starters

  2. mcvmjr
    mcvmjr 18 December 2011, 17:36
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    IP 187.37.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: 300
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Slow focus, small work distance

    Pros: Sharp, 1:1 macro, f/2.8

    Summary: Very good for first macro lens, I use for portrait to.

  3. Asp
    Asp 17 December 2011, 23:03
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    IP 90.46.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: €260
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: AF is noisy

    Pros: Very sharp lens, exploitable at full aperture, even at the borders. Despite being loud, the AF is right on the subject, which is not the case all the time with Sigma's.

    Summary: Excellent lens to shoot portraits on APS-C, or take macro of small objects. Also, cheap price, and built like a tank. As an all-day lens, it clearly outperforms my Pentax 18-55 kit lens in terms of sharpness at 50mm. A very nice and useful prime.

  4. Christian
    Christian 8 March 2011, 23:08
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    IP 200.86.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 350
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Slow&noisy AF

    Pros: Rather Sharp

    Summary: Great begginer lens

  5. shuttlebug
    shuttlebug 15 August 2010, 03:31
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    IP 210.13.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 250
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Light and easy

    Pros: Slow focus search

    Summary: A good lens for those which start to exploring into macro field

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