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Feb 08, 2008 01:02 |  #16

Have you tried that photoflex type softbox for the flash? Sorry to highjack your thread.


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Feb 08, 2008 03:59 |  #17

One of my most favorite lenses....

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Feb 09, 2008 23:48 |  #18

One more from me....I just keep practicing with it...
A shot of the Wacom text on the mouse that came with my tablet EXIF embedded as always...1:1

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Mar 24, 2008 09:43 |  #19

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Mar 24, 2008 10:02 as a reply to  @ condyk's post |  #20

I was about to buy the Sigma 50 when a used Canon 60 became available. Most macro shooters prefer the longer FL but I'm really liking the short working distance. It allows me to hold the camera with 1 hand and the off-camera flash with another to shoot wedding rings.

I also find the focus speed of the EF-S 60 to be nice & fast so it serves well as a regular lens too.


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Mar 24, 2008 10:53 |  #21

Yeah, I had the 60mm and it's the sharpest lens I have owned. I was less impressed with the AF tho' ... seemed slow and tended to hunt in more general use. Sigma seems much better in that regard.


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Apr 18, 2008 22:35 |  #22

Thought I'd contribute some photos to this thread...

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Apr 26, 2008 06:21 |  #24

Lani Kai wrote in post #5406790 (external link)
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Beautiful shot; how do you like the Sigma 50 on the 1D? I have been thinking of getting this lens for flower close-ups on my 5D.


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Apr 26, 2008 06:42 as a reply to  @ versedmb's post |  #25

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I love my Sigma 50mm f/2.8, Not only is it a stunning macro lens which stays sharp even when it's wide open but it doubles as a wonderful portrait lens, especially on a cropped sensor but it works well on FF too.

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Apr 27, 2008 04:43 |  #26

versedmb wrote in post #5407048 (external link)
Beautiful shot; how do you like the Sigma 50 on the 1D? I have been thinking of getting this lens for flower close-ups on my 5D.

Well, it has its limitations (short MFD, slow AF) but you can't really argue for the price. AF speed isn't really an issue since for macro you'll probably want to use manual focus anyway. It's not internal focus so on this shot I had a bit of trouble composing, as the front of the lens would run into the flower petals. Other than that, it's a stellar lens.


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Sep 23, 2008 04:24 |  #27

anyone try the non DG? I have an oppurtunity to get one of these at 170 shipped and pp'd but its non DG. should i do it?


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Jan 04, 2009 22:14 |  #28

So some abstract/close up/texture shots of trains.
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Feb 06, 2009 12:11 |  #29

more?


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Feb 07, 2009 17:29 |  #30

amytug wrote in post #7268034 (external link)
more?

Sure...

I used to own this lens. Best macro deal for the $ on 1.6X crop....

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