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Jul 09, 2009 10:32 |  #1

Has anyone used the above lens?

I am looking at a combined macro and portrait lens that will also go full frame. I currently have a 40d and decided 90 or 100 will be too long and 50mm not long enough for macro work.

The only other options are the Tamrac and Canon 60's but neither of these are full frame and the Tamron is still quite pricey.

That sort of makes the Sigma just about perfect, if anyone has any experience of this lens and can offer any feedback for its portrait and macro properties I would be obliged.

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Jul 09, 2009 10:55 |  #2

It's a top-shelf lens - EX build, razor sharp optics, etc. The only thing it lacks is HSM focusing.


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Jul 09, 2009 10:59 |  #3

Being ignorant how much of a difference does HSM make?


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Jul 09, 2009 11:14 |  #4

HSM is effectively the same technology as Canon's USM. Faster, quieter and less hunting. It also provides full-time manual. For portraiture and macro, the absence of HSM won't be a problem in most circumstances.


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Jul 09, 2009 11:20 |  #5

New Tamron 60/2 macro? B&H just got them in.


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Jul 09, 2009 12:03 |  #6

Hello there.
I have this lens and use it for macro with my EOS 400D. It's very sharp, but the focus is slow, even with the focus limiter in use. The lens extends quite a bit when focusing close, and this might be annoying with close macro shots. I guess this is also the reason for it being slow since it has to move a lot of mass. It's also relatively noisy compared to my Canon lenses

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Jul 09, 2009 16:03 |  #7

I have this lens, its a great macro lens and unflatteringly sharp for portrait ;-)a
The focus is slow but not an issue for portrait.


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Jul 09, 2009 18:36 |  #8

I just bought a 5D II and currently have the 60 macro for my 40D. If I didn't have the FF body, I would be all over the new Tamron 60mm f2. The Sigma 70 does seem interesting since it will work on FF. Anyone use the Sigma 70 on FF body?


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Jul 09, 2009 19:09 |  #9

I have heard nothing but exceptional reviews of the Sigma 70. It's said to be the sharpest of all the Sigma macros, and given how blisteringly sharp the Sigma 150 is, that's an incredible optic.


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Jul 09, 2009 19:52 as a reply to  @ Jman13's post |  #10

I have the version with the HSM and it's a pretty nice piece of glass. Focusing is fast and quiet, images look great. Can't say how it would compare to an L series but I am curious to know if anyone has compared them side by side.


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Jul 09, 2009 20:08 |  #11

dkim3202 wrote in post #8253945 (external link)
I have the version with the HSM

You have an HSM version of the 70mm f/2.8 macro? Where/when did you get that?

Can't say how it would compare to an L series but I am curious to know if anyone has compared them side by side.

Well, I have four Ls and only the 135mm f/2 and 200mm f2.8 are in the same league as the Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro.


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Jul 09, 2009 20:30 |  #12

Tony-S wrote in post #8254028 (external link)
You have an HSM version of the 70mm f/2.8 macro? Where/when did you get that?

It looks like dkim3202 is referring to the 24-70mm in his/her sig.


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Jul 09, 2009 22:51 |  #13

I used to own this lens when I had a 40D. It was amazing in every respect except for the relatively slow focusing (no HSM) in non-macro photography.

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Jul 10, 2009 06:46 |  #14

gasrocks wrote in post #8251387 (external link)
New Tamron 60/2 macro? B&H just got them in.

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Thanks everyone for you replies, those who have commented on the slow focussing is it much slower than other macros?

I like the look of the Tamron but it is quite a bit more than the Sigma and not compatible with full frame which I am looking at getting or a 1d mk 3


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