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AndyBarker

SIGMA 50mm Macro Lens

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HI EVERY ONE

I,m new to digital SLR underwater photography & I,m awaiting delivery

of a seacam housing for my D70. I,ve got a 12x24mm nikon wideangle

lens & i,m now looking for a macro lens, has anyone got or has used a

50mm 2.8 DG macro lens? I would be very grateful for any feed back

good or bad or if I should look at an other lens.

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Hi Andy, I really think you should get the 60mm micro Nikkor, it is the sharpest lens I have, one of the best Nikon has ever made, and only a bit more expensive than the Sigma. To answer your question, I've never seen anybody with a Nikon camera shooting this lens, just because the 60 Nikkor is excellent.

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I strongly agree......I think there is a lightly used Nikkor 60mm macro in the Classified section.....part of a N90 package

 

Karl

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I'll add my voice to the other glowing recommendations.

 

It is a great lens and considering the price for which you can find them in lightly used condition, it is hardly worth considering other options. I paid US$200 for an "Excellent" condition lens at KEH

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I suppose there has to be one...........

 

 

I have both the Nikon 60mm and the Sigma 50mm.

 

I think they are both excellent lenses the 60 just a shade quicker.

 

I tend to use the 50mm more than the 60mm. I just find it a little more flexible.

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Some input from the camera repair side of the business.

 

The 60/28 Nikon lens is superior in optical quality, mechanical quality and af speed.

 

The Sigma 50mm is a very good lens optically, but very poor quality mechanically. After moderate use this lens as well as many other Sigma AF lenses will develop a raspy noise from the focus mechanism and then get progressively slower and slower in af speed.

 

Assuming price is not the determining factor I'd recommend the Nikon lens.

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