Reviews and Problems with Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro
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Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro
30 July 2009
Conclusion: The Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro lens is sharp wide open, and it improves dramatically as you close its aperture. It is capable of 1:1 magnification and produces minimal distortion.
Pros: Extremely sharp. Minimal distortion. 1:1 magnification. Includes tripod collar.
Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro: A “Full Frame” Tele-Macro
1 September 2003
Summary: Optical stabilization (Mode 1) clearly showed its mettle time and again, although I was also happy to have that f/2.8 aperture for selective focus and in low-light conditions. Focusing was fast and quiet, and I had no qualms about taking control when Manual focusing was needed. The 150mm focal length proved its worth, helping me capture a range of subjects from kids to wildfowl, as well as landscapes.
Summary: Buy this lens if : - You want a high-performance macro lens that can also be used for portraiture for use on a 'full frame' body. - You want fast and quiet autofocusing. - You require built-in image stabilisation. - You require edge-to-edge sharpness for copying. - You want a lens that requires no readjustment when you fit filters. Don't buy this lens if : - You need a lightweight lens. - You require weatherproof sealing.
Pros: You want a high-performance macro lens that can also be used for portraiture for use on a 'full frame' body., You want fast and quiet autofocusing., You require built-in image stabilisation., You require edge-to-edge sharpness for copying., You want a lens that requires no readjustment when you fit filters. Don't buy this lens if :, You need a lightweight lens., You require weatherproof sealing., You're not prepared to use a tripod for critical macro work. Buy this le...
Excerpt: This f2.8 lens is one of a number of Sigma macro lenses and sits between the 105mm and 180mm units. It is image stabilised and focuses internally so the lens barrel does not extend. It has full frame coverage and on an APS sensor camera has a focal length equivalent of 225mm. Construction and finish are outstanding, with a metal barrel and rubberised finish on the focusing ring. This ring is broad and the operation is super smooth with just the right damping.
Sigma AF 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO Macro OS (Canon EOS) - Review / Test Report
14 March 2010
Conclusion: The Sigma AF 150mm f/2.8 EX HSM DG APO macro OS is certainly among the very best macro lenses around. It is capable of delivering very good results at max. aperture and the center quality does even reach excellent quality between f/4 and f/8. Both distortions as well as lateral CAs are insignificantly low. The vignetting is visible at f/2.8 but already moderate at f/4 and negligible beyond. It is a bit unfortunate that the quality of the bokeh is not top notch.