Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM
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Paul Reklaitis, Amazon
15 March 2013
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.
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: Sigma's EX line is the Sigma equivilant to Canon's L series. These are Sigma's top of the line lenses and the 150/2.8 Macro is no exception. This is one of the finest mid-tele macro lenses out there. I've been able to get some incredibly sharp shots with this lens. The 2.8 aperture means you can do some low-light shooting and that you'll blur out everything but your subject.
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.
Objektiv sehr gut - Komplikation bei 3-Jahresgarantie
M. D. Thaler, Amazon
30 December 2011
Summary: Zunächst das Erfreuliche: Sigma hat mit diesem Makro-Objektiv ein Spitzenprodukt erzeugt. Bei Offenblende an meiner Nikon D300s bereits sehr scharf, verbessert es sich bei leichtem Abblenden weiter. Die Bildstabilisierung hilft in der Regel deutlich (wie zu erwarten weniger im Nah- und Makrobereich). Die Verarbeitung ist ausgezeichnet, das Zubehör reichlich (z.B. inkl. 2! Sonnenblenden: die erste für Vollformat, die zweite als Zwischenstück für APS-C).
Sigma 150mm 2,8 EX APO DG Macro HSM Objektiv für Canon
17 July 2010
Summary: Das Makro-Objektiv entspricht meinen Erwartungen als Hobbyfotograf. Das Objektiv hat eine gute Auflösung und Lichtstärke. Mit dem Einsatz eines Statives und der Verwendung eines Blitzgerätes erhalte ich gute Fotos. Beim Fotografieren ohne Stativ, wünschte ich mir einen schnelleren Autofokus. Ich denke eine gute Wahl getroffen zu haben und bin bis jetzt zufrieden. Sigma gibt drei Jahre Garantie auf das Produkt.