Bomple's reviews

  • Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Excellent sharpness, nice bokeh
    Front lens extends quite far on closest focusing distance

    I used this lens on a D70.

    * Good optical performance
    * Good build quality
    * Not expensive

    * Front element extends quite far, working distance from closest focusing point to front element is about 4cm.
    * Autofocus is slow (not that important though)

    Very good for macro shots of objects that don't run away. Good for portraits too. Unusable for shooting insects.

    reviewed December 11th, 2005 (purchased for $270)