Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM
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Buyer beware of nikon mount Sigma lenses 50-500, 150-500 and 150 macro
30 March 2014
Summary: I experienced numerous erroneous readings when using the 50-500 lens, for example: a reading of f:0, F99 or no reading whatsoever along with camera freezing that required a battery removal to reset the camera. I returned the lens for another copy. That copy worked for months of little usage, however when I needed it for continuous use during the fall birding season it failed after a few days, exhibiting the same problems as the original lens.
Summary: I tried out my lens for a day and absolutely loved the image quality: this lens takes stunning photos! Unfortunately, I had to return the lens as the Optical Stabilization system was faulty. I will update this review upon receiving a replacement (assuming that works correctly), however I probably won't ever bump this up to a 5-star rating simply because I have now seen how many other reviewers (on Amazon and elsewhere) have also experienced mechanical faults with this...
Summary: Literally 50 frames in the OS started making way too much noise and the image jumped radically in the viewfunder. Clunk, jump, clunk, jump. For this kind of money this is unacceptable. I wanted the extended reach of the Sigma 150, but wound up going with the Canon 100 L.
Gutes Objektiv - wenn der Fokus denn mal nicht festhängt.
Helmut63 "HB", Amazon
8 June 2014
Summary: Habe mir das Objektiv für Insektenmakros gekauft. Ein Bekannter schwärmte davon. Hätte ich auf mein Bauchgefühl gehört ginge es mir heute besser. habe schon mal ziemlichen Ärger mit Sigma Objektiven gehabt. Also zum Problem, nach ca einer Woche hakte der Fokus immer wieder an unterschiedlichen Stellen auch manuell konnte ich über diesen Punkt nicht weiterdrehen. dazu Quitschgeräusche. Ok ab zum Händler von dort zu Sigma.