Reviews and Problems with Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
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indeed excellent. The prices of Sigma macro lenses are reasonable
N. Wilson, Amazon
20 April 2015
Summary: I have a weakness of the Sigma macro line of lenses. (I own and use four of them heavily.). Their optical and mechanical qualities are commendable, indeed excellent. The prices of Sigma macro lenses are reasonable. These lenses are easy to use and present attractive, professional quality results.
Summary: This lens doesn't work on my Nikon D5300. The camera says the lens is not attached. I guess now I understand why both times I ordered this, I received what was an obvious customer return. Returning.
Summary: I have been taking pictures seriously for over 40 years. During this time I have used exclusively Nikon equipment, pro camera bodies and Nikkor/ Nikon lenses. When I became interested in macro photography shortly after I began, my preferred setup was a Nikon bellows with various lenses.
Great "Normal" Lens, Great Macro Lens, BEST 50mm in this price range!!
Jim Richards, Amazon
22 December 2014
Summary: The Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Lens is one of my favorite lenses. There are faster 50mm lenses, and there are macro lenses that allow longer subject-to-camera distances, but a lens that fulfills the function of a fantastic "normal" lens (I shoot full-frame on a Canon 5D) with exceptional...
Summary: I have always purchased Sigma lenses over proprietary lenses. They have superb optics, sometimes even superior, at usually half of the price of Canon and 1/3 of Nikor. As a pro photographer I have learned that no two same model lenses will be of the exact same optical quality.
Summary: I've only started using this, but right out of the box it is performing very well. It has almost no vignetting, works reasonably well in lower light situations (I was worried about that), and I really dig the 1:1 rendering. The AF hunts a little and is noisy but nothing too worrisome.
Summary: I wanted a great all around macro lens and this lens didn't let me down. A few things to note about this lens, it is one of Sigmas older designs, so the focus motor is a little noisy compared to their newer lenses. But don't let that detour you from buying it, focus is accurate and is fairly fast.