Reviews and Problems with Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro
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Amazing lens just heavy
vikta, B&H Photo
8 August 2014
Excerpt: I use my copy on a a7r with Sony's adapter with AF motor. Crazy sharp even wide open and the added stabilization is just lovely. Being the only 150mm macro lens in the world, this lens is truely underated. This lens has faster AF then any 180mm macro lens and it's lighter. I use it for portraits, macro, range, candids, product, food, bokeh and so much more. Construction is great but not sure about weather proofing. Glass is excellent and MTF charts show that.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
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.
Excerpt: This lens is the whole reason I purchased a new camera kit. It's tack sharp. Most reviewers agree, those that don't are what I like to call "wrong"! It does hunt a little when on AF in macro, but you should be using manual focus for that anyway - you're a photographer! This is a SUPERB lens. Sorry I could only give it 5 stars.
Pros: Beautifel Bokeh, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast Af In Non Macro, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I've had the lens for about 8 months now. I used to own the older Sigma 180mm macro and I wanted to give the OS on the 150mm a try. It does a very nice job! Image quality is superb, super sharp, color/contrast is great and the bokeh is wonderful. The lens isn't all that heavy so shooting hand-held isn't a chore. all in all... very pleased with the build and performance of the lens. Still a Sigma fan.
Excerpt: My most recent purchase from B&H is the newest 150mm macro lens by Sigma. As a nature photographer, I find that not only do lions, rhinos, foxes and eagles, etc., get my attention, but so do those tiny creatures in the grass -- bugs, lizards, butterflies, praying mantis and others. This new and updated macro, with its f/2.8 aperture, with optical stabilization, will permit me to get full frame, 1: 1, 1: 2, 1: 3, etc.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Magnification Indicator, Manual Focus Over-ride, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Fantastic lens, super fast AF, but it is not f/2.8 at 1: 1. My D600 is saying it is 5.6. Research into other forums and you will see that this lens is not 2.8 at all magnifications. Some people are saying all macro lenses do this. I don't know if that's true. But you should know that if you want to shoot 1: 1 wide open at 2.8, you can't with this lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Excited to take this with me on an upcoming trip to Costa Rica. A friend recommended this lens and it doesn't disappoint. My only nit pick is the hood doesn't fit reversed on the lens for storage.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction