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    Default Why is sigma 50 f2.8 five times the price as canon 50mm f1.8?

    Because of the macro function?

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    Default Re: Why is sigma 50 f2.8 five times the price as canon 50mm f1.8?

    Quote Originally Posted by maisatomai View Post
    Because of the macro function?
    Just this reason alone is enough
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    Default Re: Why is sigma 50 f2.8 five times the price as canon 50mm f1.8?

    yes..
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    The 50mm f1.8 is made of plastic and feels quite cheap. I've heard it being described as a toy lens. based on build, performance etc. Think it's quite clear why.
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    Default Re: Why is sigma 50 f2.8 five times the price as canon 50mm f1.8?

    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya View Post
    The 50mm f1.8 is made of plastic and feels quite cheap. I've heard it being described as a toy lens. based on build, performance etc. Think it's quite clear why.
    compared to ur tank built 116, of course many lens look like toys lar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyStrike

    compared to ur tank built 116, of course many lens look like toys lar.
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    Default Re: Why is sigma 50 f2.8 five times the price as canon 50mm f1.8?

    Quote Originally Posted by maisatomai View Post
    Because of the macro function?
    Primarily yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya
    The 50mm f1.8 is made of plastic and feels quite cheap. I've heard it being described as a toy lens. based on build, performance etc. Think it's quite clear why.
    *Haunts you for lens hood~~*

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86

    *Haunts you for lens hood~~*
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