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Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro
9.0 out of 10

Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro

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Reviews and Problems with Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro

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Overall 10
10

It takes some getting use to!

Alway Lagging behind., Adorama
19 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I love shooting pictures of insects, birds and flowers. Getting use to being further from my subject has taken some time for me with this Macro. It definitely has it's advantages like not spooking little creatures. The crispness of the pictures/subject taken with this lens are utterly amazing. I use it with my Nikon D80. It is heavy, but the lens is well built, no lens creep like I feel with some of my Nikon lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Consistent Sharp Pictures, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice lens, quite cheap now

johny17, Ebay
11 December 2013
  • Summary: Great lens, a little heavy, focuses well with my 5DmkII. VERY shallow depth of field. Sometimes is difficult to have the theme complete in focus withoutd using flash and f/ 16. Its not the macro lens for all day, thats the 50mm, but can be valuable for live insects and animals, snakes for example. The sarpness is decent. If I had the money I would prefer the OS model, its not only better for the lower speeds you can use, it helps also for composing without the shake.
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Overall 10
10

Wonderful lens!

Em, Adorama
3 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I used this lens for a macro photography class. Wow, I can't say enough great things about it. It performs amazingly with the sharpest, clearest close-up pictures I've ever seen. It has a little bit of trouble finding it's focus at times. But the pictures I got from that class were outstanding. It has a very solid construction, if a bit on the heavy side. But then again, I'm used to using my little 40mm f/2.8 macro lens, which doesn't compare in performance.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 4
4.0

Ehh... Some Issues, Warranty Work

Cris, Adorama
4 January 2013
  • Excerpt: I recently had this lens serviced by Sigma due to autofocus issues (back-focus) I been seeing on this lens and another, Nikon 80-200, on my D7000. The camera shop used Fine Tune to dial adjust the back-focus and said the Sigma wouldn't respond to it, in either direction ( - or + ). They recommended it send it Sigma and agreed, camera shop sent it off for me.
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Overall 10
10

Sharp Telephoto/Macro

TimT, Adorama
13 December 2012
  • Excerpt: This lens is amazingly sharp and offers a level of focus that few zooms can match, even at f2.8. It is an excellent macro that allows for detailed exploration of the small side of things. But because it's a 150mm, you don't need to get as close to use it's macro capabilities. I've also found it to be a great lens for interior shots and low light. Very few telephoto zooms get to 2.8 and even fewer are this sharp.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Image stabilization, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

GREAT LENS

Jack G, Adorama
8 November 2011
  • Excerpt: GREAT LENS! Focus is dead on. Lens is sharp. Made of metal. I used it for about 3 weeks and love it every time I use it. Bokeh is smooth at f2.8, but not too pleasant at f5.6 and smaller. Focus is decently fast for sports when you put the limiter on. The only thing that I don't like is the Sigma finish. It can get scratched easily.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

great macro lens

grumpy bear, Adorama
28 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Excellent for macro. Allows 1: 1 life size shots. i use it for wildflowers and love it. Might not be good for sports due to the wide focus range. It might take awhile to focus on action. However, it does have some focus limits that might be helpful.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Macro Lens

Photocrafter, Adorama
28 July 2011
  • Excerpt: I've mostly used this for macro, which is why I bought it, and there the focus is slow & I often go manual focus because of it. Not sure of focus behavior in normal use, but suspect focus will not be quick enough for a lot of action photography.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

I would buy this Sigma 150mm new lens

Adorama
25 July 2011
  • Excerpt: I have had the lens 4 days, taken over 200 pictures. I've been impressed with the speed of the lens focus. The built-in stabalizer does a good job so you can use higher apatures. I have been doing close-up work on dragonflies, butterflies, etc. Did not buy this lens for sports or action shooting but should work fine because it is fast focus and sharp.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

good service.

scb, Amazon
3 November 2014
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