New Sigma 18-50 2.8 macro

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by lr0868, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. lr0868

    lr0868

    May 25, 2008
    henderson, nv
    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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  2. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Congrats, Lisa! I haven't even heard of this lins, but the results look pretty good. I especially like the macro shots. :smile:
     
  3. lr0868

    lr0868

    May 25, 2008
    henderson, nv

    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!
     
  4. I'm impressed! Enjoy the new glass.
     
  5. Cope

    Cope

    Apr 5, 2007
    Houston, Texas
    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.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. VvvJRvvV

    VvvJRvvV

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    Jan 27, 2008
    Maryland
    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.
     
  8. GKR1

    GKR1

    Apr 19, 2007
    San Diego
    Great lens for the price.

    Enjoy it.
     
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