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Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens for Nikon

by Sigma
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  • Designed for APS-C size image sensors
  • Optical Stabilisation
  • Telephoto focal length for a greater working distance
  • Fast f/2.8 maximum aperture
  • High-speed internal focusing and zooming

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  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm ; 1.3 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg
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  • Item model number: 962955
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 28 May 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Product Description

Product Description

Sigma’s own unique OS technology
This lens is equipped with Sigma’s unique OS function. This system allows the photographer to use shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. As compensation for camera shake is visible in the view finder, the photographer can easily check for accurate focus and ensure there is no subject movement. The Optical Stabiliser unit has two modes, Mode 1 is ideal for general photography and Mode 2 is designed for panning subjects such as racing cars.

Superior image quality
Six SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide excellent correction for colour aberration. The lens design provides correction for spherical aberration, ensuring high image quality throughout the entire zoom range.

F2.8 Large aperture throughout the entire zoom range
The narrow depth of field enables photographers to emphasise the subject and the large aperture provides a bright viewfinder image. Together with the OS function, they help the photographer confirm accurate focusing. The wide aperture also allows for faster shutter speeds making this lens perfect for sports photography.

Reduced ghosting and flare
The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides high image quality even when the subject is backlit.

HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor)
The Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures a silent, high-speed AF function as well as full-time manual focusing capability.

Close focusing capability
This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 80cm and maximum magnification of 1:6.3, making it ideal for close-up photography.

Convenient handling
This lens incorporates an inner focusing and inner zooming system. The overall length of the lens does not change during focusing and zooming, ensuring convenient handling. The inner focusing system also eliminates front lens rotation, making the lens particularly suitable for using circular polarising filters. A removable tripod collar (TS-21) is included as a standard component.

Rounded diaphragm
This lens has a rounded 9 blade diaphragm which creates an attractive blur to the out of focus areas of the image.

Product Description

Sigma AF 50-150/2.8 APO EX DC OS HSM Lens for Nikon Camera

The popular fast telephoto lens that is specially designed for digital SLR cameras with recording sensors to the APS-C format was developed, is now available with the SIGMA OS technology (OS = Optical Stabilizer) feature, which allows up to 4 stops slower shutter speeds than would otherwise would be possible without a tripod. 6 SLD glass elements compensate for chromatic aberrations and ensure high image quality throughout the zoom range. The Super Multi Layer (SML) compensation reduces flare and ghosting and ensures sharp and crisp images, even at full aperture.

The lens is focused inward, and the HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) drive allows for quick and quiet autofocusing, can be in any manual intervention. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 80cm and a maximum magnification of 1:6.3 illustration. Because of the 9 blade diaphragm creates an almost circular aperture that provides outside the focal plane for a very pleasant bokeh. By combining with the Sigma 1.4x EX DG APO or 2x EX DG APO teleconverter produces a 70-210mm F4AF or even F5.6 AF 100-300mm telephoto zoom lens.

Focal Length: 50-150 mm, Aperture: F2, 8
6 SLD glass elements compensate for chromatic aberrations and ensure high image quality throughout the zoom range
Lens construction: 21 elements in 15 groups
Camera connection HSM: CA, NA, PA, SA, SO;
lens properties: EX, DC, APO HSM IF, OS, CONV,
Dimensions: 86.4 x 197.6 mm Weight: 1335 g
Delivery: telephoto zoom lens 50-150mm F / 2,8 APO EX DC HSM for Nikon, quiver, front cover, back cover, LH850-02

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to put down 2 Mar 2014
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Was in debate to go for either the Tamron 70 200 or this Sigma. With the aim of replicating full frame reach whilst saving many pounds, I am not disappointed, it offers a very practical focal range. This lens is very sharp with excellent colour contrast. The OS is a little slow but for a split second wait, it does work very well, Tamron probably better but then I think they have the edge on image stabilisation with all brands. I would say if you shoot crop sensor and are looking for this typical focal range lens, go for it. There is a reason the 70 200 is much favoured, it is so versatile, on a crop sensor camera, a full frame lens would not be so. I use the Nikon D7100, currently I find this lens mostly attached even when I am at prime lens reach, it's that good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best for dx cameras! 27 April 2014
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According to dxO labs this is the best lens for Nikon d7100! So I bought it and after a few hundreds shots I defenetly can confirm that! It's amazing! Great quality and outstanding photos!
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  31 reviews
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forget about FX 70-200mm! 20 July 2012
By Sup All - Published on Amazon.com
All I have been waiting for this lens for quite some time. Finally Sigma released it and I received it 2 weeks ago. Let me tell you it is a fantastic lens. Tamron and Sigma are finally catching up with Nikon and Canon. They are actually offering pro like lens to DX shooters with optical stabilization. It is strange that Nikon and Canon are just ignoring this market. The images I have taken are razor sharp wide open at all focal lenghts. Bokeh is almost as creamy as my Nikkor 70-200mm 2.8 VRI. I shoot a D7000 - D3200 - D700. Forget about brand names and save some $$$.
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pro Level DX Lens 30 Jun 2012
By E. J Tastad - Published on Amazon.com
Bottom Line:
One of the best lenses I have used, and I have used a lot.

Sharp at all apertures and focal lengths across the entire frame. No problem out-resolving the D7000. Worst is at 150 mm in the corners where it is still at a very good to excellent level.

Distortion is well controlled, CA is well controlled, the lens is just amazing.

Image stabilization is highly effective, but it is louder than what I am used to with Nikon lenses giving a clunk when it engages/disengages.

This is finally the pro level lens that DX shooters have been wanting.

Autofocus is fast and accurate. End-to-end time is a bit long (about 1 second) but small adjustments are very rapid. The lens has a long way to go end-to-end with no focus limiter.

The only con I have is the lens is very large and heavy (1445 g with hood, front cap, and tripod foot, about 250 g less for just the lens), however the performance is so good for this lens that size and weight are irrelevant for wedding/portrait/professional work.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 15 Jun 2012
By ChrisFisher - Published on Amazon.com
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I do not review products very much, but I just had to for this.

I am really loving this lens. It is crazy sharp even wide open. Got it with a D7000 and shot a wedding for my Brother-in-law last weekend.
It is noticeably sharper than my nikon 50mm 1.4G at 2.8 (which is why I am selling that now)

Autofocus was great, the reception hall was really dark with just some accent lights and string lights on the ceiling.

The only down fall is that it is a bit heavy. I'm 6'4 210lbs and in decent shape. By the end of the night shooting with only this lens, my wrists were getting a little uncomfortable.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Quality Piece of Glass 5 April 2013
By Scott D. Welch - Published on Amazon.com
Choices: this lens, a Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S, or the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM OS. The latter two can be a bit out of one's financial reach (Nikon much more than Sigma). Reviews regarding the Sigma 50-150 are, overall, positive. Along with the better price, the 50-150 is a DX format lens. Those with a DX may wish to consider that point.

The Sigma 50-150 is quite sharp and clear throughout its entire range, though pushed to 150 the corners are not always as crisp, but clean up pretty well in Photoshop, if needed. Very little if any Chromatic Aberration (CA) or Distortion to speak of, which speaks highly of Sigma's quality control. The bokeh (out-of-focus) and the depth of field this lens delivers are good by pretty much any standard.

The auto focus operates rather quickly, though perhaps not quite as fast, nor as quiet, as my Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX. The 50-150 glass rarely hunts for the subject, unless there is virtually no contrast between the subject and the rest of the background. That, however, is a problem with virtually any lens. The minimum focusing distance of the 50-150 is 31.5 inches (80 cm) vs 54 inches (1.4m) for the Nikon 70-200.

Sigma's Optical Stabilization (OS), their version of Nikon's Vibration Reduction (VR), operates almost as good as the VR on my 18-300, though when the lens is engaging the sound is more noticeable than Nikon. Is it a big distraction? No, not really. It's just different.

When the lens is fully loaded with its primary accessories (hood and tripod mounting foot) it weighs in at just over 3 pounds (1445 grams), so you need to calculate that in to your comfort equation. Considering that any of the glass in this zoom range with a 2.8 constant and a lens motor will be around the same, or more, that may be a bit meaningless to mention. The build quality is very good. It feels solid. And I will say that, also owning the Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 APO super zoom, I kind of like the Sigma finish and texture.

This 50-150 is probably better suited for indoors (though neither is ideal as they are not wide enough) vs the 70-200 where the latter, extending to 200, has the edge for sports action due to the added reach. If you shoot both, then you might have a tough choice to make.

For the reasons stated, this is a recommended lens, at a good price.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sharp Lens !!! 10 Sep 2012
By Infusion - Published on Amazon.com
I use this lens on D7000 and so far it works great out of the box.

- Very sharp lens wide open (f/2.8)
- I prefer 50mm end more than 70mm (70-200) - more versatile for indoor/event
- Tripod collar - well design, easy to use
- build quality - seems well-made, zoom ring is smooth
- OS is effective and quiet
- HSM focus is fast, accurate and quiet
- Image quality is superb, comparable to some prime lenses' quality that I own (85/50/35.) Color & contrast are very nice, bokeh is pleasing.
- Very good for low light (with D7000)

Don't Like much:
- It's a bit heavy and long (comparing to the old model without OS/VR) so it's not a "walk-around" lens. With the hood on, it's REALLY long!!
- Price - at about $950, it's on the high end spectrum -- although I think it's fairly reasonable for such a lens (OS/VR + f/2.8 + 50-150mm range)
- Tripod collar can be in the way sometimes

Some perspectives on size and weight:
* Nikon 70-200mm VR II is 87mm x 205.5mm; weighs 1,540g
* Sigma 70-200mm OS is 86.4 x 198.1mm; weighs 1,430g
* Sigma 50-150mm OS is 86.4mm x 197.6mm; weighs 1,340g
* Sigma 50-150mm II (older version) is 76.5mm x 140.2 mm and weighs 780g

I haven't tested for any CA, just mostly indoor shots. I think it's an outstanding lens for DX shooters. Good range, great for low light and it's really sharp.

Overall, I would give this lens a 4.5 stars (minus 1/2 star for compromising the size & weight.) Highly recommend.
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