New Sigma 18-50 2.8 macro

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So I received my new Sigma 18-50 2.8 today, I was looking for a replacement fro my 18-200 that was 2.8 and a bonus was the macro as I love close ups of flowers. I think I am going to be happy, here are some test pics I took

what do you think?

my dogs

at f4

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some flowers from my neighborhood

f2.8
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and this one not because it is a great pic but to show the sharpness

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Congrats, Lisa! I haven't even heard of this lins, but the results look pretty good. I especially like the macro shots. :smile:
 
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Congrats, Lisa! I haven't even heard of this lins, but the results look pretty good. I especially like the macro shots. :smile:


I know I must have looked at 10 different options and then stumbled across this little known gem..I am pretty happy, it is not too big, seemingly takes nice pics and has a macro..oh and it is relatively inexpensive at around $439

thanks for looking!
 
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If it is the EX DG HSM Macro 2.8, it is not a 1:1 macro. Macro is 1:3 to ±1:5 as you go from 50 to 18. I haven't tried it as a macro, but it is a sweet lens.
 
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Great shots Lisa. It seems you have a decent copy of the lens.

I had the first version but found that I generally missed some reach at the long end and didn't use below f/4 that much so I traded it for a Nikkor 18-70. Both lenses gave/give me excellent results.
 
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I have one of these lenses, although mine is not the HSM version. I told the wife what I wanted for Christmas then after I got it she told me she found a better deal on it. The reason, obviously, no HSM. Even without it, this lens focuses really fast on my D70.

I keep this on my camera most of the time and have loved it since the day I got it. Enjoy your new lens.
 
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Great lens for the price.

Enjoy it.
 

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