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 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: This lens was great when I bought it about 6 years ago. 6 years later I have grown to hate this lens. It's focusing slips and it does not capture enough detail. It also had a hard time focusing on detail and constantly zooms in and out at certain focal lengths.