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    Default sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX macro DG

    anyone used this lens before? any comments?

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    Default Re: sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX macro DG

    Quote Originally Posted by chjing View Post
    anyone used this lens before? any comments?
    which is better? this or tamron macro 90mm lens?
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    Default Re: sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX macro DG

    I have it.
    Good, cheap and sharp and goes to 1:1

    Good for still life but doesn't have the reach for nature/insect macros
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    Default Re: sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX macro DG

    Quote Originally Posted by radedward View Post
    I have it.
    Good, cheap and sharp and goes to 1:1

    Good for still life but doesn't have the reach for nature/insect macros
    how much did u buy for sigma macro lens? if i buy this macro lens, shld i buy canon 50mm f1.8?
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    Default Re: sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX macro DG

    its a pretty slow (focusing) lens if ur buying the nikon mount version. other than that its a pretty good lens for the price and manual focuses rather well... i'd say the focus ring feels much better than the canon 50mm f/1.4, as it more 'loose' hence easier to turn.

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    Default Re: sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX macro DG

    can't really remember the price
    I bought it 2nd hand about $300+
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    Default Re: sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX macro DG

    Hi
    Appreciate if anyone can show me the results for this lens. I use it for portraits only. Am confused and wish to find out what more can it perform.
    thanks

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    Default Re: sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX macro DG

    Quote Originally Posted by JessLeo View Post
    Hi
    Appreciate if anyone can show me the results for this lens. I use it for portraits only. Am confused and wish to find out what more can it perform.
    thanks
    if you use it for portrait, might as well invest in a 50mm f1.8, about same price for nikon mount and double for canon, but you gain 2 full stop of light.

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    Default Re: sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX macro DG

    Quote Originally Posted by JessLeo View Post
    Hi
    Appreciate if anyone can show me the results for this lens. I use it for portraits only. Am confused and wish to find out what more can it perform.
    thanks
    Not v sure if this would help as they are not portraits...
    I have 2 pics in my portfolio that are taken with this lens on a D100 on manual focus
    its the pics titled 'strings of melancholy' and 'limelight'
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    Default Re: sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX macro DG

    get the tokina 100mm. enough for macro insects and good for portraits. even slightly cheaper than 90mm tamron.

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