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Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro, reviewed by Hatch1921

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Hatch1921
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May 17, 2015 10:49 |  #1

I’m a long-time macro nut! I’ve shot with several macro lenses over the years, and each brand has performed very well. The new Sigma 150mm EX DG OS F/2.8 lens is stellar! I’ve included several high-resolution images you can zoom in on to see the fine details.

I started out on the Canon 100mm macro non IS lens, it’s a great lens if you want to give macro photography a try. It also doubles as a nice portrait lens. A word of caution when using macro lenses for portrait work, the subject needs to have great skin or a makeup artist. The lenses show every detail, good and bad. I then moved on to the Sigma 180mm macro and shot with it for a few years.

The new Sigma 150mm macro caught my eye, and I wanted to give it a shot. I’ve not been disappointed. I truly do not miss the 30mm difference from the 180mm to the 150mm, and the added OS works great.

The lens has a solid feel to it. Everything functions very smooth, and I never notice the OS working in the background. As with the other macro lenses I’ve shot during the past, it’s very sharp. The bokeh is just as nice as the Sig 180mm. The lens is fairly fast to focus when changing from shooting near too far. The motor has to move a lot of heavy glass, but it does a nice job.


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 (external link)Butterfly (external link) by hatch1921 (external link), on Flickr


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Click on the cat eye photo and have a look at the original... high res file... tons of detail in the image.

If you are in the market for a new macro lens... I HIGHLY recommend the Sigma 150mm macro or the Sigma 180mm macro. Great lenses!!

Hatch

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Hatch1921
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Feb 28, 2016 13:14 |  #2

Few more shots... great lens... worth the investment.

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Charles ­ Roy
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Feb 28, 2016 16:09 |  #3

Awesome series Frank!
The next to the last is incredible!!!
Congrats.


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Feb 28, 2016 19:00 |  #4

Charles Roy wrote in post #17916784 (external link)
Awesome series Frank!
The next to the last is incredible!!!
Congrats.


Many thanks Charles. The lens is a winner! I had the Sigma 180mm macro... the older version... great glass as well. I'd love to try the new Sig 180mm.

Thanks again,
Hatch


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