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Sigma 150 mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO Macro

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Manufacturer Sigma
Model 150 mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO Macro
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 150 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 16.4 o
Closest focusing distance 0.38 m
Maximum magnification 1:1
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type AF HSM
Lens Construction 16 elements / 12 groups
Filter diameter 72 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Sigma
Dimensions 79.6 x 137 mm
Weight 895 g
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Average rating (11 owners reviews)
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4.76 Good
Owners reviews (11)
  1. EnglishBob
    EnglishBob 23 February 2015, 15:41
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    IP 67.181.x.x
    Owner since: 5 years
    Price: $600
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Can be slow to autofocus if a long way out of focus.

    Pros: Sharp, Good working distance, can be gotten very close with tubes. Great portrait lens.

    Summary: I don't use this lens anywhere near as much as I should. Solid build, stable collar and a pleasure to work with.

  2. mcvmjr
    mcvmjr 5 July 2014, 17:31
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    IP 189.120.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: 500
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: None

    Pros: Wonderful image quality from f/2.8.

    Summary: Best macro ever! Very good for portraits too.

  3. Amateur666
    Amateur666 4 February 2012, 17:16
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    IP 91.155.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: enough
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Heavy. Slow AF like all macro lenses.

    Pros: Excellent optical quality. Tripod mount is sturdy enough.

    Summary: For once the price/quality ratio is excellent. You could not wish for a better macro lens at this price.

  4. Rainer
    Rainer 28 October 2011, 13:35
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    IP 80.59.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 300€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Nothing!

    Pros: Very sharp and very high resolution. Nearly without CAīs. Very creamy bokeh, nice colours. Sturdy building and nice finish (perhaps the superficie isnīt adecuate.

    Summary: Nickname - The Boss - In macrowork a real boss (like Springsteen). One of the very best optical lenses arround. With a very good converter (like the Kenkon Pro 300 DGX x1.4) doesnīt loose resolution.

  5. SH
    SH 27 October 2011, 18:34
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    IP 85.77.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 600EUR
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: No

    Pros: Very sharp lens. Silent focusing. Extremely good value for the money

    Summary: Very good Macro lens

  6. Manuel Chagas
    Manuel Chagas 10 January 2011, 19:46
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    IP 2.82.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 414 euros
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Sloooow focus. I use to come close to focus in manual and than press for auto focus.

    Pros: Very sharp. Good bokeeh. Not to heavy or big. Good tripod collar.

    Summary: For now i'm using it with a Olympus E520 and I'm very satisfied with the results. I use this lens mainly for macro shots. I believe it wold be even better with my next Olympus, the e5.

  7. Rick
    Rick 25 October 2010, 06:00
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    IP 67.225.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 800
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Autofocus is medium speed but rarely a problem. Slightly softer at 2.8 but still good.

    Pros: Fabulously sharp. Even edges are good. Tripod collar is better than Nikon Good colour. Good micro contrast and overall contrast. Compact. I take it on all my holidays. A 70-200 zoom would be too big and heavy. Great bargain for the money.

    Summary: If you are looking for compact quality in a versatile telephoto prime, you will not be disappointed.

  8. Kristian Skovgaard
    Kristian Skovgaard 29 May 2010, 22:35
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    IP 93.163.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Rather slow autofocus if it have to search. Only a problem when using the lens as a short tele, since the "far" focus limiter goes from 52 cm to infinity. It would be better if the close distance was father away in this setting. The removable tripod collar has a rather large knob.

    Pros: As a Macro the manual focus is brilliant with a long trow for precise ajustment. Auto focus is usable in the macro setting. Fantastic sharpness all over the frame even wide open. Very good bokeh even at f:5,6-8.

    Summary: I primarily shoot flowers as close up + occasional insects, and here the long working distance is a real benefit. I also use it in combination with the Sigma x1.4 converter, and this can be recommended. Sharpness is still very good and working distance for same magnification increase even further. It replaced a Nikkor 60 mm. No real comparison here. I also use a 80-200 f2.8 with the Canon 500D diopter, which is a really good combination. The zoom is a nice benefit for composition, but the ability to choose focus distance freely is a bigger plus. If you are serious about near or macro photography, I can strongly recommend this lens.

  9. Asd
    Asd 9 December 2009, 00:18
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    IP 212.80.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: As every macro lens also this one doesnīt like shinnig sun on front element, bokeh isnīt the smoothest, EX finish

    Pros: nice build, 3 position AF limiter, tripod collar, sharp, no CA, flawnless lens, real HSM

    Summary: I sold this lens to buy Nikkor 105VR and I regret it - that is the best way how I can comment this lens. The best macro lens you can buy.

  10. MAT
    MAT 2 August 2009, 23:24
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    IP 87.219.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: 600€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: -The external finish is undoubtedly the worst for this lens, and Sigma EX for all this rough matte black finish.It is very dirty and delicate. -The tripod collar does not rotate as smooth as one would like

    Pros: -Excellent sharpness even wide open. -Small, light & compact for a 150mm f/2.8 macro. -Silent/fast focusing + focus limiter -Price/quality ratio

    Summary: An outstanding lens, very versatile - macro, medium-tele, portraits-

  11. Rcarlson
    Rcarlson 20 July 2009, 11:30
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    IP 142.165.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 600.00
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: None in my experience

    Pros: Very sharp lens. Silent focusing. Extremely good value for the money.

    Summary: I am extremely happy with this purchase. It tends to be in my bag wherever I go. Even though it is primarily a macro lens, I use it mostly for portraits, school sporting events, concerts and as a general telephoto lens. It's perfect to take on holidays as it's smaller to pack than a 70-200 zoom. Focusing is very silent and medium speed.

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