Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO HSM IF Macro Lens for Nikon SLR Cameras
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- Two Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements control various color aberrations and assure high image quality
- Super Multi Coating gives superb color performance whilst cutting down flare and ghost
- Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) with full time manual focus override ; Floating Focusing System
- Angle of View 16.4 degrees ; Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9 ; Minimum Aperture: F22
- Minimum Focusing Distance 38cm ; Maximum Magnification 1:1 ; Filter Size Diameter 72mm
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This large aperture telephoto macro lens enables you to shoot up to 1:1 life size close-ups. Its large F2.8 aperture makes it an ideal lens for digital SLR as well as film SLR cameras. Corresponding AF Mounts: SIGMA, CANON, NIKON (D) * Nikon mount of this lens is not equipped with an aperture ring, therefore, depending on the camera model some functions may not work. Compatible with Sigma 1.4x EX and 2x EX APO Tele-Converter.
Top Customer Reviews
I've had this for quite a while now, and my impression is;
Yes, this is quite a heavy lens, but when you see the size of the glass that makes it f2.8 you can see why. If you're doing macro photography this can work against you if your tripod isn't very sturdy, but getting a lighter but slower lens wouldn't really be much of a gain.
Very well built, sturdy and generally a lovely finish, like other Sigma EX lenses. The tripod mount opens up (unlike the Sigma 150-500) so you can detatch the camera/lens from the mount with the twist of a screw. (The Sigma 150-500 slides off the lens mount end, so you need to detatch it from the camera if you want to remove the tripod mount).
Very bright indeed, which is ideal for close-ups where manual focussing is generally the order of the day. It's very sharp too, so generally if you zoom into an image you'll see the limitations of the camera before that of the lens. It's a nice medium-telephoto too, although you need be prepared to walk a bit, as with all prime lenses you're generally either too close to too far away.
Focussing is actually very good (on my D90) when doing macro work and is near-silent.
I'd suggest the 150mm over say the 105mm, because you can get much further away from the subject for the same magnification. That may sound obvious when using as a telephoto, but for macro work you can sit a good couple of feet further from the subject than when using the 105mm (I've tried both). Makes a difference when you don't want to disturb insects or crawl into undergrowth!
In all a fantastic choice for macro.Read more ›