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Sigma 150mm f/2.8 AF APO EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLRs
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- Focuses down to 1:1 magnification ratio at its closest working distance of 15 inches
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|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Image Stabilization||4 stops claimed|
|Included Components||A lens hood, tripod socket TS-21, front & rear len|
|Item Dimensions||3.15 x 3.15 x 5.91 inches|
|Item Display Weight||1,187 grams|
|Item Weight||2.6 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.38 m|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||150 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||150 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||150 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Number of Elements||19|
|Number of Groups||13|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||72 mm|
|Shipping Weight||4.45 pounds|
|Style Name||Canon Digital SLRs|
This latest version of the Sigma Macro 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM boasts Optical Stabilization (OS) which is critical to equipment sporting this focal range and is now splash-proof. Offering the latest optical design technology this lens remains a large aperture medium macro lens ideal for shooting the smaller things in our world that exists virtually unseen.
A macro lens is one which will focus on a subject close enough to render it "life-size" on the image plane in your camera. It also has a "flat" field" front lens element so that it can shoot images of flat objects such as artwork or postage stamps and be tack sharp all the way across the image. With HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) a quiet & high-speed auto focus is ensured. It provides extremely high optical performance from infinity to 1:1 Macro.
Three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide optimum color correction and sharpness throughout the entire range and Super Multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting. It has superior peripheral brightness and provides sharp and high contrast images even at maximum apertures. The OS offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. It is also compatible with Sigma APO Tele Converters. Ideally suited for taking pictures of insects or other small creatures, but it is also the perfect focal length for facial portraits rendering the best perspective of the human face. This greater distance also allows the photographer more flexibility in lighting the subject with natural light reflectors. So dont miss the tiny insects, flowers of the world or the details in a stamp or coin collection or a piece of embroidery all of which are seldom noticed but offer a fascinating world if you look closely enough. Capture them with the Sigma Macro 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro
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Style: Canon Digital SLRs
From the Manufacturer
150 mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro
Your New Macro Best Friend
The Sigma Macro 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM is a high performance macro lens designed for full frame cameras but may also be used with smaller APS-C size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 225mm with most cameras. This highly optimized lens has an ideal focal length and is equipped with Sigma technology including an Optical Stabilizer (OS), Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) and Super Multi-Layer Coating. The HSM ensures accurate, quiet, high speed autofocusing while the OS compensates for camera shake. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting. The 150mm F2.8 macro focuses down to 1:1 magnification ratio at its closest working distance of 15 inches. The focal length for this lens can be increased due to its compatibility with Sigma APO Tele Converters.
Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 79.6 x 150 millimeter /3.1 x 5.9 inches
Weight: 1,150 grams / 40.6 ounces
Since 1961, and with the recent introduction of Sigma Global Vision, we have worked toward one single, simple goal: To hold ourselves to the highest standard of design & manufacturing of imaging products. Photography is all we do. And it’s all we’ve done. So you can rest assured that it’s something we know extensively and care deeply about. You have a vision. We’ve made it our mission.
- Large aperture macro lens
- Optical stabilization compensates for camera shake
- Carrying Case, lens hood, front & rear caps
Top Customer Reviews
I only own fast lenses (f/2.8 or wider) and this lens is a fast telephoto. Wide open at f/2.8, it is a bit soft at the edges, but needle sharp in the center. This is to be expected from this kind of lens. Stopped down to f/8 the sharpness extends to the full frame. Bokeh is creamy smooth.
I recommend turning off the image stabilization when shooting macro with this lens, and using a tripod. Macro focus is too critical at this focal length to do close-up shots hand-held. Wide open, the depth of field is razor thin. Even stopped down to f/16, there isn't much room for error.
This lens is in my bag whenever I want the versatility of a telephoto and a macro in one lens. It does both jobs competently. This is a pro-quality lens that I highly recommend.
I attached the lens to the camera and found no wobble or play in the mount. Initially I used auto focus and was generally happy with the speed and accuracy while the noise level was generally unobtrusive, although I probably wouldn't use the lens when shooting video in auto focus mode. There was more focus hunting than with my prior Nikkor, but again it is only a matter of degree and not a deal breaker.Read more ›
1. Amazing sharpness - can easily resolve to the full potential of the D800's 36MP. Great colors, bokeh, clarity and contrast. ZERO distortion - absolutely none. Straight lines are razor sharp. Almost no chromatic aberration even shot wide open on contrasty subjects.
2. Heavy, but well balanced lens (but far lighter than a f/2.8 telephoto zoom). Solidly constructed with absolutely no play. Nice smooth metallic texture, and large rubberized focus rings. Buttons and focus ring are smooth and easy to use/engage and to switch from mode to mode.
3. Quiet and fast focusing. Not as fast as the Nikon/Canon f/2.8 zooms, but still very good. Speed is drastically improved by limiting the range to macro or telephoto. Very easy to use manual focus too.
4. 100% in focus images. Close to 1000 photos later, not one image has missed focus in either the macro or the telephoto range.
5. Stabilization good - gives 2 stops improvement in telephoto (about 1/40s shutter speeds). Great lens for hand-holding.
6. Nice bokeh - smooth and rounded, with no harsh edges or aberrations.
1. Tightening the tripod collar seems to affect focusing ability. Need to investigate this issue more with Sigma.
2. Slight focus breathing between 1:1 and 1:2 macro. After 1:2, almost no change in image size. However, this is a design limitation with all macros. In the telephoto range, it is far better than the Nikon f/2.8 zoom whose 200mm effectively becomes 135mm at close focus. The Sigma stays at 150mm at almost all focus distances.
Test notes/comments about the focal length:
1. Great perspective for telephoto shots - ideal for candids. Amazing bokeh even when shot from 20 feet away.
2. Great for telephoto landscapes/skyline shots.Read more ›
The fit and finish of the lens which is made in Japan is first class. It is a heavy lens but you can remove the well made tripod collar and save a few ounces for hand held shooting. Either way it is quite well balanced. It has all the setting I need (AF range limiter, AF/MF switch, and the option to turn off the optical stabilizer (OS in Sigma terms, or VR in Nikon speak)). Manual focus is beutifully precise and it is easy to move focus by a very small distance although I wish it focussed in the same direction as my Nikon lenses.
I'm using it on a Nikon D800E and the match to that sensor is simply stunning. I have never seen detail like this before. There is no color fringing or CA to speak of, even wide open. Bokeh is beautiful and creamy. I even took some flat art shots and there was no need for any field correction whatsoever. Light fall off is less than I expected, color is refreshingly neutral. On a crop sensor D7000 performance is stunning as well, but the lens feels heavy and the balance is a little awkward with that camera. Overall this is one of the best lenses for a Nikon camera I have owned.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
if you own a canon camera, 5d or 1d this is not the lense for you, it hit and miss ratio is like 1;15 . Go with the Tameron . Read morePublished 1 month ago by courtney foster
works really good with my camena nikon d7000. I have no problems and only happiness and macron pictures ;)Published 1 month ago by Paula Ramírez
Truly an incredible lens at a good price point. It replaced both my 105 and 200mm micro lenses with the added benefit of image stabilization. Read morePublished 7 months ago by john
Good product, performs well.1st delivery the focusing was a little rough. Amazon immediately replaced it with one that is firm but smooth. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Brian
I bought this lens from Sigma Outlet hoping to save over $250 for a refurbished one. As soon as I mounted it on my Canon EOS 5D Mark3, I realized there was a ring halo toward the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by E. Hung
Sigma has come a long ways I carry this always with my 7D Mark II an 5D Mark II, it's my micro to my 70-200 2.8 IS II……… wouldn't leave home without it.Published 11 months ago by phillip bright
ok i was really wanting to start shoot macro. i was looking at all the macro lenses. i had bought the extension tude to use on my 50mm prime len. Read morePublished 14 months ago by richard smith
This is one awesome lens. I use it for everything!Published 15 months ago by Carl Eugene Veldhuizen