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8.0 out of 10

Sony SAL-50M28

A compact macro-focus lens that covers the full range from life- Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sony SAL-50M28

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Beautiful Macros!

Successful, Sony
28 January 2012
  • Summary: This lens produces very sharp images regardless if you're in macro or limiter mode. It also doubles up great as a portrait lens if you're on a crop sensor camera (bringing you up to 75mm). It's built quite well, feels solid in the hand, and isn't too heavy or light. It produces creamy smooth bokeh which makes portrait shots stand out wonderfully. Like stated above, the macro shots are amazingly sharp as well!
  • Pros: Pretty much everything you'd expect from the lens
  • Cons: Little bit of play in the focus ring
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Very sharp Macro

pulseHEAD, Sony
17 June 2010
  • Summary: This is overall a great lens. It produces very sharp images and is fast enough to do handheld shots at lower ratios than 1:4 magnification. For anything 1:1 through 1:4, I'd highly recommend a tripod as shutter speeds will quickly drop. The focus throw is very long, which means that it is slow to focus in some situations and tends to hunt a lot. The front element is very recessed, so the lens almost works as if it has a built-in hood.
  • Pros: Very sharp photos
  • Cons: Can be slow to focus, even with limiter
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Overall 10
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Good lens

bojan66, Ebay
6 May 2010
  • Summary: To purchase this lens, I decided on the basis of revised responses of other customers. Vščeč mi je vse razen cene, ki sicer ni previsoka je pa vseeno veliko denarja.
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Another useful lens from Sony

SLUF1354, Sony
7 June 2009
  • Summary: Some critics have called this a 'dated' design. What if it was simply done right the first time? Humor aside, I picked this up as a companion for the 100M28, and between the two of them, there are very few macro to normal situations they cannot handle quite competently. A long term keeper.
  • Pros: Size and weight are great; very sharp.
  • Cons: Hunts focus a bit without limiter engaged.
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What a quality lens

tcabrales, Sony
17 February 2009
  • Summary: i've worked with many macro lenses and many cameras, and I have to say that this lens tops them all. As soon as you feel it in your hands you know its just quality. The pictures that it takes are so crisp and bright. It really adds a lot of character to your photos! From the reviews I've read online say that this lens is overpriced, but I completely disagree. For great picture quality, you're not going to get it for pennies. The price is right for this lens!
  • Pros: Excellent picture quality everytime
  • Cons: In Full Mode it sometimes focuses in all ranges before it finds the correct focus
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Overall 10
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This Sigma lens is great on a350 dslr

the deacon, Ritz Camera
13 February 2009
  • Conclusion: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: NO PROBLEMS
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lets me get close to my subject.

mp, Ritz Camera
13 February 2009
  • Conclusion: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
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50 mm macro (sony)

mpflies2, B&H Photo
23 October 2008
  • Summary: I love this lens. Super sharp, and great colors. Does very well in low-light.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Great color, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
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excellent product

Dr. Dave, B&H Photo
26 May 2008
  • Summary: easy to use, very versatile lens. stunning macro images.
  • Pros: Sharp Focus
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Nice lens

Gphoto, B&H Photo
1 August 2007
  • Summary: Great lens with superb image quality. The clarity and sharpness are great. The external focusing is bothersome when trying to shoot extreme macro.
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