Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM
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Rick Masseur, Amazon
13 August 2013
Summary: The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the AF inside 12 inches or so. Yes, the minimal focus is spec'd at 18 inches. However, I am getting as close as to just under 9 inches and able to focus. AF hunts a lot at that distance, sometimes it hits. MF gets the job done. At normal distances, AF is spot on and fast. Very sharp glass here. Don't be fooled because it doesn't carry Nikon or Canon label.
Summary: I love this lens. The only reason I gave this product 4 stars is quality control. First lens did not focus properly. Second one was perfect. Tack sharp, great bokeh, fast focus, solid feel. Amazon has a terrific return policy and their customer support is excellent. I wouldn't buy this from anyone but Amazon.
Summary: The lens that arrived was not the OS lens that was advertised and I was ready to return it. The seller, not Amazon itself, offered a discounted price and I countered and my offer was accepted. I decided to retain the lens even though it was not the OS model. The lens itself is excellent and I have no complaints. I've used it with a +1 Close-up lens on a tripod with rails, taking pictures of flowers and insects and I'm impressed with the results.
Conclusion: Lens used with Canon 1Ds and 1DMKII. I purchased this lens used to double as not only a 1:1 macro, but also for medium telephoto work. First off, Auto focusing. It's slow, a little slower than expected, but not a shock, nor is AF needed for all my macro work or most of my telephoto work. For macro, this lens truly shines. Sharpness, detail, color and contrast are just great...from wide open and on.
Pros: Very sharp in Macro territory/good colors and contrast/cost
Conclusion: Had this lens on my 40D in past, it focuses slow, but macro is mostly manualy focussing. I tested it for portraits also, very sharp. Working distance is better than 100mm if you want to take pictures of butterfly's or other shy insects.
Pros: Very sharp, f2.8, exellent distance for shy insects, also for portraits, built like a tank
Summary: I borrowed this lens off a friend of mine during a recent visit to Pakistan and I have to say after my less than satisfying experience with the performance of my sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 I am very pleasantly surprised with the quality of this lens from the perspective of image quality. The saturation from this lens is absolutely fantastic and the focusing is very sharp. The bokeh is really beautiful and leaves little to be desired.
Conclusion: This is a great macrolens, worth every cent. Sharpness is amazing, en feels strong en well build. Only the autfocus is very poor, keeps seeking for focus point and takes a long time to do that. I alway's shoot with manuel focus. But the results which you can get with this lens a great.
Summary: I am relatively new in photography and in my little experience I have only used Canon lenses for my camera, an EOS 350D. Eager to get involved in macro photography, I bought this lens a couple of weeks ago and I was extremely impressed when I got it. It is, of course, bulky but it has a magnificent sense of touch and an absolutely silent and quick focusing mechanism.
Summary: I am a beginner in using SLR. I used this lens to take several photos of my watch. this lens will hunt around for about 2 times if you set it to full focus range. The viewfinder looks reasonably bright. HSM is silent, seems to be silent than my Canon 50 F1.4 USM. However, this lens is SUPER difficult to use. It is a 150mm Macro lens. The depth of field is so short when focusing close and at F2.8. How short is that? just take a look with the watch photo i uploaded.