Sigma 150mm Macro for Canon Reviews

First published on: Monday, 15 June 2009

This post is a compilation of Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO EX DG Macro HSM lens (Canon mount) professional and user reviews, owner opinions, reports and experiences, tests, conclusions, ratings and feedback.

Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO HSM IF Macro Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO HSM IF Macro Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

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Sigma AF 150mm f/2.8 APO EX macro DG lens review at LetsGoDigital

Anno Huidekoper. the reviewer, conducted a field test of the Sigma 150mm with a Canon 5D Mark II for this report.

Anno finds that the Sigma 150mm is suitable for studio portraiture, saying:

I truly appreciated the 150mm focal length for working in the studio. A studio that is only lit by the setting light of the flash units, is slightly on the dark side, yet the AF of the Canon 5D Mark 2 was able to do its job quite well, in combination with the Sigma 150mm f/2.8.

The verdict and conclusion:

The Sigma 150mm f/2.8 is widely applicable in combination with a full frame camera, not only as a macro lens, but also as a portrait lens. Distortion is negligible, however; vignetting is significant. The auto focus works fast without ‘hunting’, although I miss a system to prevent blur caused by jitter. The lens is incredibly sharp from aperture 4.0 over the entire image field. This allows you to play with the depth of field. And isn’t that exactly what a full frame camera is all about?

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