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"RE: Sigma 28 mm lens"

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Tue 22-Sep-09 05:26 PM

Welcome to Nikonians!

Sigma make (or made) a 28mm f/1.8 EX DG Macro lens, if that's what you're asking about.

If so, then this won't give autofocus on a D5000. Many people use manual focus for macro work anyway, so it might not be a problem. I believe the D5000 has Live View, which simplifies things somewhat

The Sigma lens has a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:2.9 - i.e. you could fill the frame with an object about 2.9 inches across. If your kit lens is one of the 18-55mm DX Nikkors then its maximum reproduction ratio is 1:3.2 so it's not that far behind.

A supplementary close-up lens may be another, equally inexpensive, option.

Why not check out our 3rd Party Lenses and Macro & Close-up Photography Forums for more information?

Welsh Nikonian

A general, generic topic Sigma 28 mm lens [View all] , mianake , Tue 22-Sep-09 07:45 AM
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