Is Nikon D50 and Sigma EX 105mm f/2,8 DG Macro compatible?

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Nikon D50

Nikon D50
Released: 2005
Type: Digital SLR
Sensor: DX / APS-C (1.5x)
6 Megapixels
3008 x 2000 pixels

Sigma EX 105mm f/2,8 DG Macro

Sigma EX 105mm f/2,8 DG Macro
Released: 2005
Telephoto Lens (prime) & Macro
Focal Length: 105 mm
Aperture: f/2,8

Can you combine these two?

Last updated: December 2023

This is the short answer:

The camera and lens you have chosen can be used together. Here is a longer answer:

Lens is available with Nikon mount

This lens is manufactured by Sigma but is available with a Nikon mount.
This lens is also available for Canon cameras, so before you buy the lens - make sure you get the right version.

Versitale lens

Sigma EX 105mm f/2,8 DG Macro is constructed to work with all sorts of camera sensors including the one of Nikon D50.

Autofocus in camera

To obtain autofocus there has to be an Autofocus motor in either the camera or the lens. This specific lens, Sigma EX 105mm f/2,8 DG Macro does not have a built-in autofocus (AF) motor but since Nikon D50 has a built-in autofocus (AF) motor there is still a possibility to use autofocus.

Read more about Autofocus motor

Focal Length

The Nikon camera has a sensor of type DX, a smaller version compared to a Full frame sensor, which means that your experienced Focal length will be multiplied by 1.5x.

Actual Focal Length for this lens:
105 mm

Experienced Focal Length with this camera:
158 mm

Read more about Crop factor on Nikon cameras

Total weight

When you are looking at a combination of a camera and a lens you must always consider the total weight. Each product weighs in at:

Nikon D50
620 gram

Sigma EX 105mm f/2,8 DG Macro
450 gram

Together they have a total weight of 1070 gram (equal to 2,36 lb).