Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Lens for Nikon SLR Cameras - Fixed
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- Macro lens designed for Nikon digital SLR cameras
- 50mm focal length, Lens not zoomable
- f2.8 maximum aperture
- Super Multi Coating reduces flare and ghosting common to digital SLR cameras
- Screw-in lens hood included
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)|
|Included Components||Petal-type Lens Hood, Front & Rear Lens Caps,|
|Item Dimensions||2.8 x 2.8 x 2.64 inches|
|Item Display Weight||320 grams|
|Item Weight||0.71 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.19 m|
|Material Type||Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||50 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||50 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||50 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||10|
|Number of Groups||9|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||55 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||46.8 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||1.01 pounds|
|Style Name||Nikon SLR Cameras|
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|Maximum Aperture||2.8 f||1.8 f||5.6 f||2.8|
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Other details include a minimum aperture of f/32 that provides a greater depth of field than most lenses, a screw-in lens hood that makes it easy to attach circular polarizing filters, and a 46.8-degree angle of view. All Sigma lenses carry a one-year warranty.
- Focal length: 50mm
- Maximum aperture: f/2.8
- Lens construction: 10 elements in 9 groups
- Angle of view: 46.8 degrees
- Number of diaphragm blades: 7
- Minimum aperture: f/32
- Minimum focusing distance: 7.4 inches
- Maximum magnification: 1:1
- Filter size: 55mm
- Corresponding mount: Nikon
- Dimensions: 2.8 inches in diameter and 2.6 inches long
- Weight: 11.3 ounces
- Warranty: 1 year
Top Customer Reviews
Don West Photography
The lens is an excellent lens for close-up photos. I am not a professional photographer but I try really hard to get good sharp photos. This lens will do the job.
Since it is also also a 50mm lens I have used it as a normal lens. The only problem with that is that over the years many of us have been spoiled with zoom lenses. With a zoom lens you can stand in one spot and zoom the lens in or out to get closer or father from your subject. With just the 50mm capability of this lens you have to physically move in or out to get a closer shot or a wider shot. This is not necessarily a criticism, just a comment about how we have been spoiled by zoom lenses.
I do not believe you will be disappointed with this lens. The price is great for the quality.
I chose the Sigma 50mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro and have found that I made a very good choice. I don't know all the technical in's and out's of a camera lens so I can't really discuss that topic.
But... the day I got my lens I mounted it up, put my camera on a tripod and took some killer macro shots of small plants. I may not know the tech stuff but I do know a great picture and this lens is helping me get them.
I'd highly recommend this lens.
This lens is relatively small and light, which makes it great as a walk-around lens, although it does extend to about twice its length for 1:1 macro work. The build quality is very nice and Sigma's speckled matte black with gold ring is handsome, but the extending front element has just enough play to be able to feel it wiggling in my grip when I grab it, so not Canon L build standards. Auto-focusing is a little noisy, but quick and accurate. Manual focusing is quite pleasant, as the focusing ring is well dampened. The ring has about 180 degrees of turn for its macro range, but only about 1/2" of that travel is for 2 m to infinity.
The minimum working distance for 1:1 magnification (the distance between your lens and what you're focusing on) is about 1 3/4", and for 1:2 magnification, it's about 3 1/4". In reality, most of my macro shots are somewhere between there, but 1:1 will not be practical with this lens for most insects.
There are two main drawbacks. The main problem that bugs me is that there is no full-time manual focusing in AF mode, which I have come to expect in modern lenses. If you're auto-focusing, and the lens just isn't hitting the mark, you should be able to just grab the focus ring and manually fine tune it.Read more ›
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
The bokeh on this lens is exceptionally smooth, the lens itself is quite sharp, and there is basically no distortion. CA is fairly well controlled, and there isn't very much vignetting when used as normal lens, and in macro, a 50mm is generally too wide to be used effectively as a macro down to 1:1 because you are so close to your subject you block your own light and create your own vignetting. There really isn't anything bad about this lens period.
So why would you pick this lens over the offerings of the primary manufacturer's 50mm offerings? Because of Bokeh. The Bokeh on this lens in a word, is exceptional. I don't own any Canon gear so I can only speak about the Nikon and it's Nikkor line as a comparison.
The old Nikkor 50mm f1.8 was sharp but had horrible bokeh. The Nikkor 50mm F1.4 was sharp also but it too had horrible bokeh. The newer Nikkor 50mm F1.8G, while improved, I find the bokeh to be quite nervous still.
When designing a lens, engineers need to decide and compromise between a few things:
It's a juggling act they try to perform, and so let's take a closer look at these categories.
Cost: Lenses are one area where throwing money at it really DOES improve. $99 Sigma zoom, vs a Zeiss prime? I don't even need to test it, I know what will win.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love, love , love this lens! First of all. the feel of this lens in your hand is sublime...it is a soft matte finish; it was the first thing that caught my attention. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lin F
Great lens! I use this on my Pentax K-50. It's not a 50mm as the review headline says though while writing this, it's a 70mm. Read morePublished 8 months ago by M. Gunderson
Great Lens for Macro Shots! Works very well with Canon Camera's. Focus is Quick and Accurate. As good as any Brand Name Canon Lens. Well Worth the Savings too!Published 8 months ago by Jack M Vosburgh
It doesn't come with any manual. So, if you are a beginner, good luck. It shoots in Automatic mode but the bokeh is just too much. Read morePublished 8 months ago by jbar2000
Shipping was a little bit late, 4 days but that was on USPS not on the seller. Great lens great quality and not full price :) cant be happier.Published 11 months ago by Ryan Shields
My first prime lens.And a good choice!! Sigma makes quality lenses,and I own a couple more. This one is my go-to walkaround lens. Read morePublished 14 months ago by ellafan
I've been using this lens on my Canon 6D and 70D and it's tack sharp on both. I mainly use it during weddings for macro ring shots, but occasionally will shoot portraits with it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sidney V.