50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

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  • Large aperture standard macro lens
  • Flat field front lens element to shoot flat objects
  • Lens hood, front & rear caps
  • Only the Sony version is available to buy.  Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Sigma mounts are discontinued. 
DG
DGDG for Digital

Designed to deliver the ultimate in performance on full-frame digital SLRs, Sigma DG lenses also bring out the best in 35mm SLR film cameras and APS-C size DLSRs.

EX
EXEX Lens

The exterior of this lens is EX-finished to denote the superior build and optical quality, and to enhance its appearance.

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Overview

This Sigma Macro 50mm F2.8 EX DG is a standard macro lens that is ideal for shooting the “small world’ around us that exists virtually unseen. A macro lens is one which will focus on a subject close enough to render it “life-size” on the image plane in your camera. It also has a “flat” field” front lens element so that it can shoot images of flat objects such as artwork or postage stamps and be tack sharp all the way across the image. So don’t miss the tiny insects, flowers of the world or the details in a stamp or coin collection or a piece of embroidery all of which are seldom noticed but offer a fascinating world if you look closely enough. Capture them with the Sigma Macro 50mm F2.8 EX DG

That Terry Richardson Vibe 1

Paul Destocki

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 125 4 100

sd Quattro H Camera

Sigma SD Quattro H, ISO 100, Russian Helios 44-2 58mm f2 w M42 Adapter at f4, 125/sec, Post in Portrait Professional 18 and Gimp 2.10. Model - Michelle Coats. We were feeling that Terry Richardson Vibe that day.

St. Michael's Church

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/160 f/8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, St. Michael, Alberta east of Edmonton. I'm currently documenting with the DP3 Merrill the churches in Lamont County, of which there a more than 40 of them.

More tulips

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 30 seconds f11 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

A continuation of the tulips, I did this shot at a 30 second exposure to evaluate the noise factor. Then I applied the latest version of SPP 6.5.2 to evaluate it's performance with this file, comparing it to saved settings from previous versions of SPP It certainly is faster with slight improvement in noise reduction.

Condensation Abstract

Mike cable

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/20 14 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

This is an macro of condensation that was formed on some plastic window sheeting I used over the winter. The colors are coming from both outside and inside.

Sunflower Still Life

Mike Cable

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/50 11 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Sunflower still life taken in open shade outside, no artificial lighting of any kind. This was as Smithsonian photo contest finalist and Black and White World photo contest finalist as well. Thanks, Mike.

Sunflower Still Life

Mike Cable

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/10 11 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Sunflower coming into bloom. Image taken in natural light outside, no flash. Thanks, Mike.

Nacho

CE

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/30th F/10 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Amazon Basin Emerald Tree Boa

Nature spirit

Nicolas Achillexandrou

Nikon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/160 f/8 800

I was looking long for macro lens at a low price. Today just found him in a store so much excited because this was exactly what I was looking for. This picture was one of the first shots I took with Nikon D7100

Color Sensation

NIcolas Achillexandrou

Nikon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/200 f/8 200

Morning sensations

Color Life

NIcolas Achillexandrou

Nikon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/320 f/5.6 200

Spring Color Life

Rise Up

NIcolas Achillexandrou

Nikon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/80 f/8 400

Spring rises, so rise up your photography spirit

Puntiagudo!

Rafael Suárez

Nikon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/80 6,3 800

The dangers of Nature

Northrup Valley

Tom Hession-Herzog

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/125th f2.8 100

ACTUALLY SHOT WITH A DP2 MERRILL - apparently not an option on the dropdown menu. Not many please more beautiful than the Pacific Northwest.

From the Heart of the Heart

Brenda Lamb Photography

Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/125 f/2.8 100

Testing out my new lens using autofocus. This is a macro of the stamen of an Asiatic lily which was featured on flickr Explore on June 29th. I am very impressed with this lens!

Dahlia up close

Tom Hession-Herzog

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60th f16 100

Shot with a DP2 Merrill and Sigma AML-2 Close-up lens.

Bandar-logs, can you see?

Stanislav Shinkarenko

Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/100 /11 200

Caspian Whip snake.

Yellow Cockatoo Wasp Fish on a night dive.

Peri Paleracio

Nikon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/50 5.6 200

This image was shot in Anilao, Batangas during a night dive.

Nie Pan

Han Chenxu

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/100 2.8 250

Nie Pan

snow crystal

Marcel Kuriger

Sony A Mount 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/320 F11 200

Beauty made by air and water

Uncovering Natural Beauty

Catriona BenslyGreen

Nikon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 5.6 800

Societies view on beauty today is highly influenced by the media that surrounds us, defining beauty with highly photoshopped, overly edited women. ‘Uncovering Natural Beauty’ looks at women who have all struggled with fitting in to society. They each hold a belief that they themselves have something that prevents them from feeling like they are considered anything but beautiful. Women are now seen to be objects in society, where if they aren’t ‘easy on the eye’ they’re less esteemed. Values have lost their value and bodily perfection is sought at all costs. The women photographed throughout this project use a shield which many women today do, through the use of makeup. Makeup creates a mask, that women then believe makes them more attractive and able to fit in to societies views on what they should look like; young and flawless. This project enables those women who have their insecurites to be unveiled through the simple act of taking their makeup off; their mask. The face wipes illustrate a quick transformation which symbolises the fickleness of the ‘beauty’ aspired too by these women. The women are then not the object, but the definition of natural beauty.

Macro Shrimp

J. Juarez

Sony A Mount 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/100 16 800

Pet aquarium

Common housefly

Ulrich Peters

Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/250 f/5.6 100

Common housefly, musca domestica

Kamal in Playing mood

50mm

Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1.8 100

kamal

Pleun BW

Thomas

Sony A Mount 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro ? ? ?

portrait of daughter of Mariska

Jurre BW

Thomas

Sony A Mount 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro ? ? ?

Portait of son of Mariska

Girl and balloons

Ramon Acosta

Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/160 f2.8 100

I was walking downtown during a holiday and saw this happy little girl approaching with her family.

观众席上阅读的人

Han Chenxu

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/1250 2.8 100

观众席上阅读的人

活动现场的观众席

Han Chenxu

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/640 2.8 100

活动现场的观众席

Little White

Gilt

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/500sec 2.8 100

little white flower on the countryside.

The Lonely Hut

Nio Jakop Iskandar

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/100 f11 400

A picture of the beautiful Bromo mountain village scenery. Shot with Sigma DP3 Merril.

Lips

Gilt

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60" 2.8 200

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

A commercial photo for a makeup brand

一只门前的猫

Han Chenxu

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/80 2.8 200

一只门前的猫

美丽的包装

Han Chenxu

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 0.8秒 f/13 100

美丽的包装

The Rain

Gilt

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/40sec 3.5 200

rain drop on the road.

RED FLOWER

GILT

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/250sec 5 100

The season of Kapok bloosom.

Red Leaves

Duc Duong

Nikon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/1250 2.8 100

Japanese Friendship Garden

MMoraes

Nikon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/3200 f/4 200

My Dog

Allan McIntyre

Nikon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/1000 F11 800

While the most famous Cherry Blossoms are white, the less often seen pink cherry blossom is a must take. This way taken at a small shrine in Tokyo Japan, Spring 2012

Joey Bowman

Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60 2.8 400

Don West Photography

Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/160 7.1 800

look what you can find in your own back yard

george mongeau

Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/250 f 9.0 100

was on our front steps after a rain.

Shailesh Singh

Sony A Mount 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 2.8 100

S_L_M

Nikon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/80 sec. f8 100

this macro lens has a great sharbness and good color and its very combact for hand held

Mario Berzosa

Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/3 s f/14 100

Mallorca symbol.

Zoltan Fabian

Nikon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60 f/4.0 200

Martyn Franklin

Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/40 f/10 100

A 'wide angle' macro lens was needed to obtain all the flowers as posed and to keep the depth of field required

Natural Ink Photography

Pentax 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/40 2.8 200

Natural Ink Photography

Pentax 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/30 2.8 400

Yaniv Erel

Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/80 13 800

Jacky

50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 0.62 sec 3.8 200

Almonds

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Nikon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

C.W. Wiley

Sony A Mount 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/125 f8 800

macro is good =)

50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/320s f/4 100

macro is good =)

Joseph berger

Nikon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/250 f 13 100

I like taking macro's of small insects

Lucas Ross

Sony A Mount 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/160 6.3 160

Dass

Sony A Mount 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/80 f10 800

I love inects since i was a child.

R.G Photography

Sony A Mount 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/320 2.8 100

flower12.jpg

Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

Michael MAZARS

Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/80 f8 100

http://www.concept-photo.fr

Eyes to the world

Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/250 sec f/6.3 100

Fly that fly to my working room, Catch it and freeze it by camera

Martin Ladino

Pentax 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/45 F/11 200

Alan Matthews

Nikon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 0.5 sec f/ 5.6 100

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Nikon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/250 F/5.6 100

I capture the "sakayik" with the Sigma Macro 50mm F2.8 EX DG...It is a excellent lens...

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Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/320 7.1 100

Ciro Comini

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/200 6.3 100

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50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

thanks to C.

Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

Just fun :-)

Hasnain Ahmed

50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/30 F/3 ISO-1400

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Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/50 f4 1600

Virginia Opossum, from Curious Critters

David FitzSimmons

50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/250 second f18 100

Opossums are fascinating animals. Pouches on their bellies. Scale-covered tails from which they can suspend themselves. And theyeve ?hung around? since the dinosaurs. Too cool! In my picture book I decided to let this opossum wax poetic, a tribute to the Old Possum, T. S. Eliot. O. Possum opines on the spelling of his name, among other things. To see sample pages from Curious Critters, visit www.curious-critters.com.

Metal Shaving

Mike Cable

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/20th F/2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

I found this metal shaving in a metal recycling dumpster. I placed it on a ledge of the container and shot it wide open for effect. Thanks for looking, Mike. PS: This is a small file size.

The Last Samurai

Tanel Ojaperv

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/640 3.2 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Sunrise at Stumpy Lake

Curtis Warrenfeltz

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/30 sec f/5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Quiet morning with loud colors.

Sunset at Stumpy Lake

Curtis Warrenfeltz

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/8 sec f/8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

I like the way fall colors pop at sunrise and sunset. Backlit cypress trees on Stumpy Lake, VA at sunset.

Zoom it , and remember - this was NOT done in macro mode

Alex Lipson

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/125 8.0 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

Just taking a stroll with the tripod and my Sigma gear behind the house one morning... Take a look

Foveon, engage!

Wayne Wilkinson

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/160 f/8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

I deliberately induced a sensor flare here for an exaggerated "Foveon Effect."

Bath time

Dan Luaces

Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/250 9 800

The Winter Dream

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/8 2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

The Winter Dream/

The Moscow Kremlin

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/50 5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

The Moscow Kremlin 2014

Monaster Iwerskiej

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60 5,6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Początki żeńskiej wspólnoty monastycznej w Samarze sięgają połowy XIX w. 12 października 1850 powstało zgromadzenie Sióstr Miłosierdzia, mające na celu m.in. przeciwdziałanie mołokanom. Początkowo siedziba zgromadzenia mieściła się przy ulicy Meczetnej (obecnie Samarskiej). Wkrótce – z inicjatywy kupców I. N. Siniagina i M. N. Nazarowa – zgromadzenie otrzymało nową lokalizację, na brzegu Wołgi. Już w grudniu 1850 wzniesiono tam drewnianą kaplicę Kazańskiej Ikony Matki Bożej oraz 8 kelii dla sióstr. Wspólnota liczyła w tym czasie 30 zakonnic, pierwszą przełożoną została Maria Janowa.

Monaster Iwerskiej

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60 5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

oczątki żeńskiej wspólnoty monastycznej w Samarze sięgają połowy XIX w. 12 października 1850 powstało zgromadzenie Sióstr Miłosierdzia, mające na celu m.in. przeciwdziałanie mołokanom.

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/250 6,3 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is a cathedral in Moscow, Russia, on the northern bank of the Moskva River, a few blocks southwest of the Kremlin. With an overall height of 103 metres it is the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world.

Monument Gregory Zasyekin

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/100 2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Monument Gregory Zasyekin

Homeless home

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60 2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Homeless home

The Winter fishing

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/400 2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Winter fishing in Russia (Samara city/Volga River)

The Phalaenopsis

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 25 5.0 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

These flowers I shot in a very dark room. Black background was a sheet from the bed. Even in the more exposure do not see the noise. Camera Sigma Dp3 Merrill is one of my favorite cameras, and the quality, I can only compare with slide film.

The Phalaenopsis

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 25 5,6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

These flowers I shot in a very dark room. Black background was a sheet from the bed. Even in the more exposure do not see the noise. Camera Sigma Dp3 Merrill is one of my favorite cameras, and the quality, I can only compare with slide film.

The Phalaenopsis

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/50 2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

These flowers I shot in a very dark room. Black background was a sheet from the bed. Even in the more exposure do not see the noise. Camera Sigma Dp3 Merrill is one of my favorite cameras, and the quality, I can only compare with slide film.

The Phalaenopsis

Rostislav Nickel

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/50 2.8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

These flowers I shot in a very dark room. Black background was a sheet from the bed. Even in the more exposure do not see the noise. Camera Sigma Dp3 Merrill is one of my favorite cameras, and the quality, I can only compare with slide film.

Lights

Toronto

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/125 3.5 100

Interesting custom made lights

Av Reggio Emilia calatrava

Thomas Boccaccia

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 600 8 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Leaf Bud close-up

Paul J. Urban

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/125th f/4.5 100

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Spring time what a great time to be a photographer!

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Paul J. Urban

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/30 f/10 100

SD14 Digital Camera body

I love the challenge presented by frost flowers. Their white on white structure really forces me to get better each time I work on achieving good images

Bamboo

M.Worsdorfer

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro not recorded 8 100

dp3 Quattro Compact Digital Camera

worker

bob slachta

Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 100 5.6 200

as I was photographing flowers in a local garden I came across this little worker.

up close and personal

bob slachta

Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 200 5.6 200

I love getting close to nature. u have to look really close and u will see nature at its best !!!!

Rome zoo

Sigma DP3 merrill

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/100 4,5 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Reflections

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/160 f4 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Yellowhead Lake, near Jasper, Alberta

Birches

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro .6 sec f11 100

Birchbark

Filligree in snow

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/160 f6.3 100

Snow as recorded with the DP3 Merrill Overcast Very subtle colors and tones

Farwell Canyon

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/160 f5.6 100

A GigaPan panorama composed of 120 separate shots recorded with the Sigma DP3 Merrill. Image uploaded here @ 20% of the original 320 megapixel file. View the full resolution image here: http://gigapan.com/gigapans/188014 and zoom in to the incredible details that this camera is capable of recording, even with just a 50mm lens matched to the Foveon® sensor.

Purple

Viliam Novický

Sony A Mount 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/160 2.8 100

I am watching you

Viliam Novický

Sony A Mount 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/40 f/2.8 400

A forest spy

IHSV

BOS

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/6s f9 100

dp3 Quattro Compact Digital Camera

2nd Order Colours

BOS

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 0.3s f16 100

dp3 Quattro + LVF-01 Viewfinder Kit

A colour composition study.

Sunrise on Stumpy Lake

Curtis Warrenfeltz

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 10 sec f8 100

DP2 Merrill Compact Digital Camera

Taken with the DP3 Merrill

Papraď

Pavol Stražovec

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/320 1,8 50

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50mm f1,8

Tulipán

Pavol Stražovec

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/200 1,8 50

SD15 Digital SLR Camera

Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50mm f1,8

Chilcotin panorama

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/160 f5.6 100

The majesty of the Chilcotin in British Columbia at Big Lake with Mount Tatlow, sacred peak of the local Chilcotin First Nation peoples. Captured with the Sigma DP3 Merrill and it's Foveon sensor. I can't say enough in praise of this camera and it's optics...just marvellous. I also use this camera on the GigaPan to record gigantic panoramas up to 350 megapixels.

Mount Peskett

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/4 sec f/16 100

Mount Peskett in the Canadian Rockies as captured just after sunrise from Whirlpool Point on the David Thompson Highway, Alberta. DP3 MERRILL, FOVEON SENSOR. Mount Peskett is named after the founder of the Youth For Christ organization.

Ancient Forest

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 2 sec f/16 100

The giant cedars in the Ancient Forest north of McBride, British Columbia. This is in the largest interior rainforest in North America. The biggest trees here are 17 feet in diameter and more than 2000 years old. The big tree here on the left is about 8 feet in diameter, while the "pair" of trees on the right has split near the bottom as it began as a single tree, only to become two! Sigma DP3 Merrill, Foveon® sensor

Birch Bark

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro .6 sec f11 100

The marvelous details of birch bark as recorded by the DP3 Merrill

Farwell Canyon

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/100 f5.6 100

Farwell Canyon, a GigaPan panorama recorded with the Sigma DP3 Merrill, composed from 128 separate shots, processed with Sigma Photo Pro, saved as tiffs (16 bit) then stitched with The GigaPan stitching software. Final file is 320 megapixels. The submitted image here has been scaled to 20% of the original, it's 6621 x 1913 pixels, saved @ 95% quality compression. http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/188014 I believe this is the largest photo composed from Sigma images.

Gramophone panorama

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/4 sec f/8 100

A GigaPan panorama ( http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/190317 ) recorded with the Sigma DP3 Merrill, composed from 120 separate shots. Resulting file is 959 megabytes, 320 megapixels. Scaled here to 20% of the original 6418x1993 pixels. Difficult to get proper color balance under the fluorescent lighting. Raw files processed in Sigma Photo Pro 6.4.

Spaca

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/10 5.6 100

The Famous Spaca Moskalyuk Ukrainian Catholic church near Mundare, Alberta. Two years ago the were about to destroy this historic church built in 1892 by fire because of the crumbling foundations but it was spared. This is a GigaPan panorama composed with images recorded with the DP3 Merrill, here reduced to 25 % of the original files. 270 Megapixels http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/186295

Cherry Tomatoes

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/2 f16 100

Recorded at our local farmers Market, Sigma DP3 Merrill, Foveon sensor

The Pine of Antiquity

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60 f8 100

The Pine of Antiquity. World's oldest living Limber Pine tree, growing for about 3000 years on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in Alberta. This is a GigaPan panorama composed from 70 shots with the DP3 Merrill, reduced to 50%. Polarizing filter used.

Willow bark

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/2 f/16 100

Willow tree with interesting pattern and colors recorded with the DP3 Merrill, Foveon sensor.

Cadogan homestead

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60 f/8 100

A GigaPan panorama recorded with the DP3 Merrill near Cadogan, Alberta. Behind the trees on the left is a blue 1957 Chev. http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/186254

Pysanka

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/100 5.6 100

The Vegreville Pysanka, world's largest Easter Egg, Vegreville, Alberta. Erected to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the RCMP in Canada. It rotates in the wind like a weathervane. it has 3512 facets, weighs about 2.5 tons, 31 feet long This is a GigaPan panorama recorded with the Sigma DP3 Merrill. A total of 32 shots.

Bootsie

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/10 2.8 100

Our charming little Bootsie in an informal portrait, sitting on her favorite shag cushion on her favorite chair. Natural diffused lighting. Sigma DP3 Merrill Processed in SPP 6.4 little or no adjustments

On the trestle

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/160 f5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Crossing the Fabyan trestle over the Battle River just west of Wainwright, Alberta. The bridge is 195 feet above the river. Processed from the RAW file in SPP 6.4. Uploaded here at full resolution. I also recorded two GigaPan panoramas of the trestle, with the DP3 Merrill hoping to have a train crossing it. But, no.

Heading west

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/160 5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Here's a CN train heading west over the Fabyan trestle crossing the Battle River near Wainwright, Alberta. Trestle is 195 feet above the river. Processed from the RAW file in SPP 6.4, uploaded here at full resolution.

Delicacy

Osman Tümay

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/100 f/7.1 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

My passion, roses...

The Crooked Bush

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/100 f/8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Crooked Bush, north of Hafford, Saskatchewan is a genetic anomaly and a mystery as to why these particular aspen trees grow in such a bizarre, twisted form. Trees just a few feet from here are in their normal straight form. This is a GigaPan panorama composed from 32 separate shots, reduced to 25% of the original for uploading and viewing to this site. Camera: DP3 Merrill

Spaca Moskalyuk

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/5 f13 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

A GigaPan panorama spanning 203 degrees wide composed from 114 separate shots of this historic church which dates from 1891 near Mundare, Alberta east of Edmonton, which was scheduled for demolition by fire because the foundation was crumbling. Luckily, a generous donor came up with $100,000 to make some necessary repairs, so the church was spared from the torch. The panorama also includes the cemetery in which most of the inscriptions are readable in the fullsize 270 megapixel GigaPan image: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/186295 Stitch notes: GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.3.0306 (Macintosh) Panorama size: 291 megapixels (34712 x 8396 pixels) Input images: 114 (19 columns by 6 rows) Field of view: 202.8 degrees wide by 49.1 degrees high (top=41.6, bottom=-7.4) Settings: Vignette correction on: c1=0.00433 c2=-0.0123 Use BRISK feature detector Original image properties: Camera make: SIGMA Camera model: SIGMA DP3 Merrill Image size: 4704x3136 (14.8 megapixels) Capture time: 2016-04-16 06:41:57 - 2016-04-16 06:59:07 Aperture: f/13 Exposure time: 0.02 ISO: 100 Focal length (35mm equiv.): 75.0 mm Digital zoom: off White balance: Fixed Exposure mode: Manual Horizontal overlap: 63.9 to 71.5 percent Vertical overlap: 65.6 to 67.0 percent

Abraham Lake

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60 f13 100

Abraham Lake in the Canadian Rockies near Preacher's Point

The Haunded house

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/10 5.6 100

An old abandoned farmhouse near Wainwright, Alberta

Lichens

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/15 f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Lichens and fungi on a post beside my driveway. Processed from the RAW file with SPP 6.4.

Norseman

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/500 7.1 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

The famous Norseman float plane used by Buffalo Airways in Edmonton for service in the Northwest Territories for many years. Currently on display at the airport on Kingsway in Edmonton.

Aircraft engine

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 6 sec f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Aircraft radial engine at the Alberta Aviation Museum in Edmonton

Log church 108 Mile Ranch

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/500 7.1 100

Chapel, 108 Mile Ranch, BC

Green Glade

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1 f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

A mossy green glade in the lush Bella Coola Valley in British Columbia. This is a GigaPan panorama recorded with the DP3 Merrill, reduced here to 50% of the original size (6304 x 4223 pixels) http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/188082

Can you beet that!

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/5 f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Fresh beets of all colors at the Farmer's Market in St. Albert. THE DP3 MERRILL does a fabulous job capturing the color and details of fresh produce.

Peaches

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/10 f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Fresh Red Haven Peaches at the local Farmer's Market in St. Albert

Drilling Rig

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60 f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Redwater Discovery Rig, Redwater Alberta. The first oil in the Redwater area northeast of Edmonton was discovered with this drilling rig in 1947.

Running on all cylinders

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 3.2 sec f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Radial aircraft engine at the Alberta Aviation Museum in Edmonton. Converted to monochrome from the color file.

Tractor Museum

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1.6 sec f/8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

A GigaPan panorama recorded with DP3 Merrill under hi-intensity discharge lamps in the Canadian Tractor Museum, Westlock, Alberta. More than 200 restored tractors of all makes an sizes on display. Stitch notes: Panorama size: 174 megapixels (26444 x 6580 pixels) Input images: 56 (14 columns by 4 rows) Field of view: 154.4 degrees wide by 38.4 degrees high (top=1.0, bottom=-37.5) The image here is uploaded at 20% of the original size. Stitched from the converted RAW tiff files in SPP 6.4. The full resolution image is viewable on the GigaPan web site: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/188103

Golden Spike Farm

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/160 f8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

A GigaPan panorama of the Golden Spike Farm, near Spruce Grove, Alberta. Reduced to 25% of the original size. Stitching notes: Panorama size: 194 megapixels (28964 x 6712 pixels) Input images: 64 (16 columns by 4 rows) Field of view: 162.6 degrees wide by 37.7 degrees high (top=20.8, bottom=-16.9) Polarizing filter used.

The Pine of Antiquity

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/10 f/8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

The Pine of Antiquity, world's oldest Limber Pine (Pinus flexilus) which has survived nearly 3000 years on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in Alberta. The tree measures 185" in circumference around the thickest part of the base. A GigaPan panorama composed from 60 separate shots. Final file size 180 megapixels. File uploaded here has been reduced to 50% of the original. Images from the Sigma DP3 Merrill RAW files were processed in SPP 6.4 and saved as 16-bit tiffs, then stitched with the GigaPan stitching software.

Treebeard

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/5 f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Treebeard is the name given to this enormous cedar in the Ancient Forest northwest of McBride, BC. The tree towers more than 20 stories above you and has a base about 12 feet across. It's about 1500 years old. Photograph here was captured as a vertical GigaPan panorama consisting of 10 separate shots. Final file is about 75 megapixels, uploaded here at 50%.

Churn Creek, Gang Ranch

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60 f16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Another of my GigaPan panoramas recorded with the Sigma DP3 Merrill. The scene is in the Fraser Canyon in British Columbia at Gang Ranch, where Churn Creek enters the Fraser. Panorama composed from 72 separate shots resulting in a file of 200 megapixels. The image uploaded here is 20% of the original. http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/187969

Rockypoint Creek

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/160 8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Rockypoint Creek in the Purcell Range of the Bugaboo mountains in eastern British Columbia near Golden. This is a GigaPan panorama recorded with the DP3 Merrill composed from 81 separate shots, reduced here to 40%. I wanted to record the rushing water as a bubbling, sparkling watercourse, not the fuzzy, blurry overdone long exposures that has become so over-done. The Sigma Merrill and the Foveon sensor does it's magic. Images processed from the RAW X3F files in SPP 6.4 To view the full resolution 200 megapixel image: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/188083

Velvet and honeydew

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/10 f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Velvet and honeydew, a small fungus on a birch tree

Bow Lake, Crowfoot Mountain

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60 f11 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

BowLake and Crowfoot Mountain at the summit of the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park, Alberta A GigaPan panorama composed from 54 separate shots., reduced here to 33% of the original http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/187390

Gooseberry Honey Harvest

W. Bernard

Nikon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/40 f/3.2 800

Sunny day in the Provence, there is a little Gooseberry bush in a pot - and the bees are busy..

Fungi

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/50 f5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Bracket Fungi on a log near my place. The white flowers are Kalyna, High-bush Cranberries and the pink flowers are Wild Roses.

Wild Roses

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/30 f4.5 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Mount Athabasca, Hilda Peak

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/400 5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Mount Athabasca and Hilda Peak near the summit of Sunwapta Pass in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park, Alberta. A Polarizing filter was used.

Model A Ford coupe

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/40 f/14 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Model A Ford at the Sherwood Park Tractor pull near Edmonton

Birch Bark

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/4 f/14 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Birchbark The DP3 Merrill does wonders for macro work. It will focus to about 7" This image was processed from the X3F Raw file in SPP 6.4 and then added a dehaze filter in Photoline which brought forth even more subtle details.

Chain reaction

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/60 f8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

A pile of rusting chain in a work yard.

Tulips

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 2 sec f4.5 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

My friend was given these tulips yesterday...so, I Merrillized them!!! Just natural lighting, processed in SPP 6.4

Easter Lily

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1 second f/8 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Easter Lily and the pollen from it's stamens. This is approximately the closest distance that the DP3 Merrill will focus to.

Three tulips

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 6 sec f16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Recorded as the tulips are now fully open. Processed from the X3F Raw file in SPP 6.4

Honeybee on Vetch blossoms

Richard L Weatherly

Canon 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/350 F6.7 200

Taken in a dedicated wildflower area along local hiking trails. Found honeybees in abundance. Some reviewers have said this lens won't work with insects. I'm happy with these results.

The Pine of Antiquity

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/320 f5.6 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

The world's oldest Limber Pine tree growing for about 3000 years in Alberta. Processed from the X3F Raw file.

Moss, bark and snail shell

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro .5 sec f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Moss on a poplar tree See if you can spot the tiny snail shell (about 2mm in diameter) in the moss. The Sigma camera recorded it!

Amanita

Dave Belcher

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/5 sec f/16 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Amanita muscaria mushroom

Venusta Orchard Spider

Kailas Venkat

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/250 5.6 100

dp3 Quattro Compact Digital Camera

Green

maria pia pagliaro

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 5sec f.11 200

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

Death Valley Sunset

Rick Decker

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/40 8 200

dp0 Quattro Compact Digital Camera

Sunset at the Mesquite Flat sand dunes

Sunflower Still Life

Mike cable

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1/10 11 100

DP3 Merrill Compact digital camera

This image is part of an larger series on sunflowers that I worked on recently. The photo was taken outside in natural lighting with an dark cloth placed behind the flower to make burning the background in easier. No flash or other methods were used.

Girl in the water

Sanket Narsale

Sony E-mount 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 125 1.4 200

Image Shot in Arabian Sea at Sunset

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SPECIFICATIONS

Lens Construction10 Elements in 9 Groups
Angle of View46.8º
Number of Diaphragm Blades7
Mininum Aperturef32/45
Minimum Focusing Distance13.5 cm / 5.3 in
Filter Size (mm)55mm
Maximum Magnifications1:1
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
71.5 x 64 mm/2.8 x 2.5 in
Extended Dimension101.5 mm / 4 in
Weight320g / 11oz.
Corresponding Mounts
SigmaEX
DG 
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DG
CanonEX
DG
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DG
PentaxEX
DG
EX - EX Lens
DG - DG for Digital
D - Distance Information Function

*Nikon Mount: NO built in motor lens: NOT compatible with D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D5000

* The appearance, specifications, and the like of the product are subject to change for improvement without notice.

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