Sigma EX 18-50mm f/2,8 DC HSM Macro


Sigma EX 18-50mm f/2,8 DC HSM Macro


Sigma EX 18-50mm f/2,8 DC HSM Macro
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2006.
The lens belongs to the category  normal zoom lenses, a normal lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
The lens has macro-properties but is unable to reproduce things in their real size (otherwise called '1:1'). You should therefor consider taking the term 'macro' with a pinch of salt and if the macro-possibilities you are looking for you should perhaps look at other options.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is designed and meant for Nikon cameras with a smaller sensor (often referred to as 'APS-C') which means that the lens does not fit all camera models. By clicking on the link below you can make sure that the lens works with your camera model and you should do an additional check with your local dealer as well, before you buy the lens just to be sure.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 18-50 mm. Since the lens is designed to be used on a camera with smaller sensor ('APS-C') the focal length will be equivalent to 27-75 mm on your Nikon camera.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
A feature worth commenting, which is also related to lens brightness, is that the brightness and maximum aperture-value remains constant regardless of focal length used. This makes it easier for you as a photographer. No matter if you are have the focus ring and focal length at 18 mm or at 50 mm the aperture value can be f/2,8.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 72 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "LH780-04 581".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has been replaced by a newer version. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.
Sigma EX 18-50mm f/2,8 DC Macro  (2006)
Sigma EX 18-50mm f/2,8 DC HSM Macro (2006) << The lens you are currently viewing
Sigma EX 17-50mm f/2,8 DC OS HSM (2010)
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma EX 18-50mm f/2,8 DC HSM Macro
Sample pictures taken with Sigma EX 18-50mm f/2,8 DC HSM Macro
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The price (more info)
The lens brightness, f/2,8
Constant maximum aperture value regardless of focal length
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included
Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor
The lens is called 'Macro' but can not reproduce at a scale of 1:1
This lens has been replaced by a newer version
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Heavy (535 gr)
Specification
Product Name:Sigma EX 18-50mm f/2,8 DC HSM Macro (See dictionary)
Release date: 2006
Manufacturer:Sigma
Type of lens: Normal Zoom Lens
Macro
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
Compability:
Designed for APS-C cameras (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Range: 18-50 mm
This is a "DClens, designed for APS-C sensors, and will have a focal length equivalent to: 27-75 mm
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 15 elements / 13 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:20 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 72 mm
Lens Hood:
LH780-04 581(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):79 x 85 mm
Vikt:535 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
 
 
Product Page (Sigma):
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Text from Sigma:"Sigma’s 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC Macro HSM large-aperture f2.8 enables fast and accurate auto focusing in this standard zoom lens for digital cameras which is perfect for professional photographer or serious amateur photographer. When you need to stand ready for any photo opportunity you need a fast aperture so you can shoot in low existing light or at maximum range with a flash this Sigma macro lens is perfect. With its compact size and light weight, it’s a necessary addition to your camera bag

For use with smaller chip APS-c digital cameras only

Compact size weighing 16 ounces and only 3.2 inches in length

HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures a quiet and high-speed auto focus

Two Aspherical glass elements offer correction for distortion

SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass & one ELD (Extra Low Dispersion) glass element provides optimum color correction and sharpness

Super Multi-Layer lens coating reduces flare & ghosting & assures high image quality throughout the entire zoom range

Inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation making the lens suitable for use of polarizing filters

A lens hood, front & rear lens caps and carrying case are included with the lens."
 
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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/sigma-slr-lenses-41/standard-zoom-slr-lenses-73/171-sigma-18-50mm-f28-ex-dc.html
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma EX 18-50mm f/2,8 DC HSM Macro
Sample pictures taken with Sigma EX 18-50mm f/2,8 DC HSM Macro
Different versions of this lens
2006 Sigma EX 18-50mm f/2,8 DC Macro
2006 Sigma EX 18-50mm f/2,8 DC HSM Macro
2010 Sigma EX 17-50mm f/2,8 DC OS HSM

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