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Just picked up this lens to make ring shots at weddings easier. So post your shots with this lens for the archive....

My mom asked me to take a shot of her new ring to email to her sister. Shot is around a 1:2 or 1:3...dont remember! Just a hand held test shot....

1. Full picture

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2. 100% crop
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I would love to see more shots from this lens, as I am considering a purchase.

Looks sharp, as expected.

Post #2, Jan 24, 2008 14:37:23


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I'll take a few more of various things around the house and post them later...wife has me running to the store now. :( Every time a B&H box hits the front door my to do list triples it seems!

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I also really would like to see more...
I'm very interested in this lens as my first dedicated macro.
Few questions:
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

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Tumeg wrote in post #4783643external link
I also really would like to see more...
I'm very interested in this lens as my first dedicated macro.
Few questions:
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

IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2341/2248352506_e962cf57eb_o.jpg

2. My cat Princess Roughly 1:4 40d, f/2.8, iso 100, 1/100sec, 580ex II
IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2090/2247557997_764c20cfa4_o.jpg

3. Sigma lens cap... 1:2 40d, f/6.3, iso 100, 1/100sec, 580ex II
IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2066/2247558055_412f13a725_o.jpg

4. Sigma lens cap... 1:1 40d, f/6.3, iso 100, 1/100sec, 580ex II
IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2170/2248352764_9df781dcfb_o.jpg

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These are really nice ! I tried ordering one, but they kept delaing shipping it.So, I cancelled the order. I might try again after seeing these shots.

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Recently got this lens b/c it's cheap and hence I can justify it as an occasionally used lens.

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Very nice guys, I'm impressed!

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Great shots R Metz. Insanely sharp. What type of diffuser do you use on your flash?

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great lens for the money (very cheap!). got one too!

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There are some more here:
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I picked this up last week. A very decent lens. good build, the AF is fine for a non HSM/USM Macro, not too noisy at all, very sharp, good bokah and colours, small so for me good to slip in my bag for travel. I just did one test shot wide open when I got it and that is here below. My other shots awaiting PP but lookin' good.

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4g63photo wrote in post #4874928external link
Great shots R Metz. Insanely sharp. What type of diffuser do you use on your flash?

Thanks! And I use a Fong lightsphere II (cloud)

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Thanks Rob. I like the catch light with that diffuser better than the stofen one I use. I may just pick one up.

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4g63photo wrote in post #4875029external link
Thanks Rob. I like the catch light with that diffuser better than the stofen one I use. I may just pick one up.

Thats what I have on my Metz 44 flash....I much prefer the lightsphere in all area's...

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