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50mm F2.8 EX Macro Lens


Sigma

Categories: Reviews: Equipment : Lenses : Macro Lenses

The 50mm F2.8 EX Macro Lens

Features:


  • Dedicated to Canon AF SLR cameras
  • "Floating" element focusing system
  • 1.4 times faster than its predecessor
  • Nonrotating front lens group for easy use of polarizing filters
  • High quality optical performance from infinity to the close-up
    1:1 (life-size) macro

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2 Reviews  

Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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John G. Clifford Jr
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member since: 8/18/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I use this lens on my Sigma SD10 and am very happy with its quality. It is one of the sharpest lenses I've ever used. The detail that can be obtained with a quality dSLR and this lens is astounding.

This lens has the reputation of being Sigma's sharpest lens (the 105mm macro being a close second). I did some quick comparisons with a Pentax Super Multicoat Takumar 50mm/1.4 lens, which is one of the sharpest lenses in this focal length, and the Sigma is comparable in quality of image at every f-stop these two lenses share. However, I can use autofocus with the Sigma lens even in macro mode, which makes it much easier to get a sharp photo.

A beneficial side-effect of using this lens on most dSLRs is that the smaller sensor gives you an effective boost in focal length. On my SD10, this lens is equivalent in image magnification to an 85mm lens, and this is an excellent length for portraiture and general usage.

If you are looking for a very sharp, very useful, and reasonably fast prime lens for your dSLR, you can't go wrong with this lens. Get one, and the sudden clarity of your photos will make you think you bought a new camera instead of just a new lens.

8/18/2005 11:34:05 PM
 
Bill osborn

member since: 7/16/2005
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
it keep's my interest I just a begnner
7/21/2005 12:44:45 PM
 

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