Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC HSM
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Great lens - even more so for the price
3 weeks ago
Summary: Can't beat this lens for the price. It takes sharp photos and distortion is minimal. There's also a profile for it in DxO Optics Pro, so correction is easy. The image stabilization is superb - considerably better than the stabilized 18-200 Nikon I use as a walkabout lens. While I might have slightly preferred a 70-200 focal length, the price difference wasn't worth it for me.
Summary: The only con I have for this lens is the size but the IQ more then makes up for it :) It took me a long time to decide get this lens, I have the older 50-150 hsm II that I have used for a few years and thought it was a good lens. I was not sure about the increased size but after more then a few very good reviews I pulled the trigger and I am very glad I did. I find the focus on this lens to be very good, it works great every time.
Summary: And huge... And big... And heavy... And sharp... Perfect for the ones that don't mind carrying a heavy system. I carried it with me many days in Disney. Great pictures and no back pain. Great price also. I recommend!
Summary: I love this lens. It enables me to not only reach further but has an Optical Stabilizer and the images it produces are crystal sharp. I use it on my Canon 60D and my T3i. The f2.8 produces a lovely blurred background. It truly is great. It's definitely well constructed and comes with a lens hood. Great Buy!
Summary: This zoom is wonderful and I love how the focus is spot on. But I have the Canon Rebel t3i and there is a loud clicking (assuming it's focusing in the camera body) when I use this lens. I'm nervous to use it for a wedding in a church or in a locatin that's quiet. Does anyone have advise for me that has a canon or what could help!?!? Other than that, I absolutely love it and so worth the money.
Summary: After reading good reviews on the lens online, I decided to buy it. This is an update after a few weeks of use. First I would like to say that I am going to keep the lens, the zoom range is great for me, I shoot only portraits, mostly natural scenes of my kids. I use it exclusively on my Rebel T2i (550d). Sharpness is very good over most of the zoom range, but not so good on the 150mm @2.8. Focus speed is NOT fast.
Summary: I love this lens, Sharp at all focal lengths, Good bokeh. For the price, It's a steal! The only minor downfall is not having dust gasket/seal which is also normal for almost every sigma lenses if i'm not mistaken. I mainly use this lens for special events and serious portrait works. Works great on my Nikon D90 and I'm about to test it on my new D7100! Highly recommended for DX users!
Summary: "Update" I just cant say enough about this lens. Sharp wide open at all focal lengths. No joke! At 2.8 I can crop down 100 percent in RAW at 150mm 50mm or 100 & it is positively sharp..to the point it may render the slower primes at f2.8 obsolete. About the only advantage an f2.8 prime would have is weight/size. It would require extreme pixel counting to detect differences in sharpness/saturation/lens aberations.
Summary: Due to all of the positive reviews I've seen for this lens I was expecting nothing less than excellent. Instead, straight out of the box, I received a DEFECTIVE $950 lens. I am pretty irritated at the moment because I received it on Friday around 6pm, and by the time I discovered the lens was defective, Sigma customer service was closed for the weekend, the seller through amazon was closed for the weekend so I am stuck with no customer service for a couple of days, and a...