Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 50-150mm F2.8 II EX DC HSM
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Anthony Gannon, Amazon
8 April 2015
Summary: This is my second lens of this type. I first bought one two years ago for my Sony a700. I used it for Portraits and that was a paid job. Pictures were razor sharp. I also use it for sports. Some have complained about Sigma's QC but In my 20 years I have never had a bad copy.
Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 II EX DC HSM APO review by hamdala
4 January 2015
Summary: Bought my copy new in 2010 from B&H just before they went out of stock. Would have liked the Pentax 50 -135mm but that was just too expensive in New Zealand. Also worried about the reported SDM failure rate with the Pentax.
Pros: Very good build quality Manual focus over ride
Summary: I really wanted the Sigma 70-200mm lens for my Nikon D5100, but I was short on both money and time, and i was not impressed with Tamron's lens, so I got this instead. I actually like this lens better, because the reach is just right! A lot of my portraits are taken between 50 and 85mm.
Summary: I just purchased this lens from 42nd St. Photo to go with my Canon 60d. I am more than pleased. Ralph the salesman suggested I have it calibrated for a $39.95 charge. I let them and boy am I pleased especially after reading your reviews concerning the focus issue.
Summary: To preface, I wanted/needed a 2.8 constant aperture zoom lens that I could use in both Auto and Manual modes with my D5100, as well as my D90. For the Auto feature to work with the D5100, that requires a lens with a motor. For me this Sigma 50-150 was a bit of a compromise lens, in two ways.
Summary: Professional photographers wouldn't be without their $2,500 70-200 f/2.8 zoom for theater and sports, and this is the DX version (equivalent to FX 75-225 mm) at a fraction of the price and weight.
Summary: This lens received a 9 in overall rating at POPPHOTO.com, leading the pack in this zoom range for a while when it came out in terms of sharpness and versatility. [....] Of course as has been mentioned, the close focusing issue is subjective to your particular lens.
Summary: While many lustfully wish for a 70-200 2.8 but not it's price tag--getting such overlooks a big advantage of the DX format -- SIZE. A large aperture tele-zoom is a bear to carry around, and the price means one must be at the very least, very committed to photography.
Summary: The 50-150 range is an effective 70-225 range on the aps-c sensor. That range is really great for portraits, photojournalism, and live music. The constant 2.8 aperature makes the lens super fast, even when zoomed all the way in to 150mm. This lens has wonderful optics and produces a beautiful bokeh.