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07-20-2009, 06:06 PM   #1
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My new Sigma 50mm F2.8 DG EX Macro

I got this lens today. So far I really like it. It seems to be very sharp and accurate. I took a couple of macros with it (see my gallery) under room lighting and they turned out pretty good.

It searches a bit for focus, but not bad.

New guy. New camera. New lens. Big fun!

07-20-2009, 06:19 PM   #2
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I don't really use macro lenses (only extension tubes), but doesn't it require more precise manual focus adjusting than just relying on the AF?
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I'm sure it does, but for now, I am seeing how the AF does on its own.
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Hey, napawino, great shots, especially the hot sauce bottle. I just got an FA 50 macro, and I love it. I had used a very good Vivitar macro lens for a while, but find the AF to be really convenient, especially for non-macro shots. And for macro, it gets me close, then I hit the MF button and lean in and out. (I know, should use a tripod). Looks like the Sigma macro is a winner, too!

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I grabbed the K10 and very quickly took this pic.



Pretty good focus.
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Of course, very shallow DOF when wide open.

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Hand held, in fairly low light.



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I have had my Sigma 50/2.8 DG EX Macro for almost two years now and am very pleased with the lens for the kind of shooting I like to do. It is a fine piece of glass. If you have a k-mount film body, you might want to give it a spin with the larger film format. My experience has been that the Sigma really shines on that format. Here is an example with Ektar 100:



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P.S. Those are some really nice older stereo components.

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OMG Napawino I have not seen my Teac reel-to-reel for 25 yrs and its because you had it! Well, may not be the exact one but I do remember every button and screw and thats close to an exact copy anyway. Sorry for getting off track, you just took me down memory lane big time.
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