Reviews and Problems with Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro
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Image quality with schizoid personality
SeaCreature, B&H Photo
12 April 2015
Excerpt: This lens is great for wild life macro photography, it produces fantastic images but the autofocus is completely schizofrenic. It goes quickly to that "almost in focus", slows down to fine tune and then, when it finds that sweet spot it gives you one sort of "YES! I GOT IT!
Excerpt: After owning the 150 mm Sigma Macro for just under a year, I would highly highly recommend this lens to anyone who is looking for a macro with a true 1: 1 ratio. The minimum focus distance, the magnification ratio and the OS are all as advertised and the images the lens has helped produce have far...
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
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.
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.
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.
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.