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Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro 35mm Primes
Product DescriptionThis Sigma Macro 50mm f/2.8 EX DG is a standard macro lens that is ideal for shooting the “small world’ around us that exists virtually unseen. A macro lens is one which will focus on a subject close enough to render it “life-size” on the image plane in your camera. It also has a “flat” field” front lens element so that it can shoot images of flat objects such as artwork or postage stamps and be tack sharp all the way across the image. So don’t miss the tiny insects, flowers of the world or the details in a stamp or coin collection or a piece of embroidery all of which are seldom noticed but offer a fascinating world if you look closely enough. Capture them with the Sigma Macro 50mm f/2.8 EX DG.
Submitted by Dr. Harout a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: June 14, 2008
Strengths: Image sharpness is very good even for a tendency for excellence.
Contrast is very good.
The best point for this lens is its price. Compared to similar products, lenses from the camera manufacturers are much more expensive.
Weaknesses: Inner construction. The focus limiter is very fragile and might disengage/break from first attempt of engaging it.
Lens hood is screw on and whenever attached the lens cap cannot be used, creating an inconvenience.
The focusing ring rotates when on AF.
A nice lens with decent image quality and reasonable price. As a Macro lens it suits the needs. Sharpness and contrast are on the very good side. Gives a macro rendition of 1:1
Duration Product Used: 21+ years
Price Paid: $250.00
Purchased At: UAE
Similar Products Used: Micro Nikkor 60/2.8 AF
Sony 50/2.8 Macro (SAL50M28)
Type of photography: Other