Review: Sigma 50mm f2.8 DG Macro (Sony Alpha)

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This isn’t my first macro lens, but it is my first prime macro lens. I own a Minolta 35-70mm AF f/4, but the macro focusing bit is slightly tricky. You have to hold a slider forward on the focusing ring while you focus, the ring becomes harder to rotate, and if you miss your subject, it’s a hand cramp and a half to find it again. The great thing about Sigma’s 50mm f2.8 DG Macro is that the focusing is super smooth. With 10 elements in 9 groups, this glass can render sharp images as close as 5.3 inches. Macro photography isn’t my forte, but this lens gave me an opportunity to see the world up close. Continue reading…