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(based on 6 ratings)
Brand: Sigma
Located in: Sigma, 35mm SLR Lenses
Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Auto Focus Macro Lens for Canon EOS Cameras
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
3.7 stars
(based on 6 reviews)
83% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Easily interchangeable(3), Fast / accurate auto-focus(4), Lightweight(3), Strong construction(3)
 
economical macro lens
By MadumiVerified Purchaser from Watertown, NY on 3/18/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Cons:
Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Macro Photography
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Auto Focus Macro Lens for Canon EOS Cameras:

very nice macro lens. The housing is a bit weak (I dropped mine once & it needed a new focus chassis), but it's a very nice alternative to the canon 100L

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Sent it back, AF never worked
By HumboltVerified Purchaser from Maine on 3/21/2010
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Auto Focus Macro Lens for Canon EOS Cameras:

Took one last chance on Sigma, never again. [...] Needless to say, I went with a Canon and guess what? It works brilliantly!

 
Very good lens
By Michael J HealeyVerified Purchaser from San Rafael, Ca on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Limit Switch
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Macro and portraits, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Auto Focus Macro Lens for Canon EOS Cameras:

I like this lens, because it is not to big to handle while hiking, also can be used for an excellent macro lens, and as a fixed lens it does it's job very well.

 
Awesome Lens for All Seasons...
By TerryVerified Reviewer from Salem, MI on 4/21/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Auto Focus Macro Lens for Canon EOS Cameras:

...especially during the spring and summer when the bugs, flowers, trees and other things are in full swing. I took this out to shoot some insects and the like the day I got it. If you aren't familiar with the focus limiter and try to use auto-focus without it, you'll find the lens hunts and is sometimes not so accurate at acquiring the subject. That being said, this lens produces VERY sharp images, and its focusing distance is incredible. In a nutshell, great lens.

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Tack sharp, but a little slow
By AlliVerified Purchaser from Littleton, NH on 5/8/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Professional Work
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Auto Focus Macro Lens for Canon EOS Cameras:

It is tack sharp which is what I was looking for. It can be very slow to focus, even on the limited setting, and it seems to get confused once in awhile. The motor is loud, too, but I did know that about this lens when I bought it. Overall, I am happy with it and would reccommend it as a great portrait and macro lens.

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Exceptional Value for Macro Lens
By Dr MikeVerified Purchaser from Paducah, KY on 2/6/2007
Pros:
Clear Glass, Easily Accessible Controls, Easily Mounted, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Photojournalism, Travel
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Auto Focus Macro Lens for Canon EOS Cameras:

As a beginning macro photographer, I was stunned by the quality of the lens in doing simple photography of everyday objects in my home. This is going to be great fun!

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