Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 users here?

Started Jun 20, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 users here?
In reply to rhlpetrus, Jun 24, 2011

Had a chance to play with the one I picked up used a week ago for my d7000, and couldn't be happier with the purchase. Sharp everywhere, but does lose contrast really up close at the long end, which is absolutely a non issue since it is not designed to be a macro (but even then still gives a great, albeit soft, image). Having f/2.8 allows one to use this thing handheld at night even (no street lights here).

Bokeh is fantastic, up to f/4 or so the highlights stay round with hardly any halo (though certainly not a 85 1.4). Focus is quick and spot on, though in live view it does not like to focus close up at 150mm. It is a disappointment how big the OS version will be, but this is a gem of a lens for DX with how small it is. The small size really is a huge advantage since anything bigger I would never tote around with me for the everyday things nor could I imagine taking hiking etc...

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