Tumeg wrote in post #4783643
I also really would like to see more...
I'm very interested in this lens as my first dedicated macro.
1) Does it focus slow?
2) Is the focusing loud?
3) Do you find 50mm to be a bit short, to where you have to get pretty close? (Almost the the point of being uncomfortable)
I have used my photography teachers Canon 50mm f/2.8, the images were great, focusing was amazing, but the mount to my camera was pretty hard to get it on\off... And I can't remember if 50mm was too short
To answer your questions....
1. Yes it does, as do most macro lenses
2. Kinda...varies by user, its not like my L's, but i don't thinks its to bad
3. For what I need it for, no. If I wanted to shoot bugs, yes. At 1:1 you are about 4-5 inches away at most.
I looked at the canon 50 2.8 macro, but decided not to get it because its only 1:2 max. Not that I'll really ever use the sigma at 1:1, but I like to have that option.
Here are a few more I took tonight when I was bored....No sharpening applied to any of them. Adjusted contrast and exposure, and bumped the sat up on the animals....
1. My dog Fabio..roughly 1:3 ish 40d, f/2.8, iso 100, 1/100sec, 580ex II
2. My cat Princess Roughly 1:4 40d, f/2.8, iso 100, 1/100sec, 580ex II
3. Sigma lens cap... 1:2 40d, f/6.3, iso 100, 1/100sec, 580ex II
4. Sigma lens cap... 1:1 40d, f/6.3, iso 100, 1/100sec, 580ex II