Sigma 150 (non OS) question

Started Oct 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Sigma 150 (non OS) question
In reply to KrishnaM, Oct 16, 2012

Having access to both you can't go wrong with either. The OS will allow you panning shots when using as a standard tele, and can help with macro if using a small aperture (otherwise the back and forth shake the OS can't do anything about with a razor thin DOF). But if you already have a stabilized tele you won't find the OS nearly as useful--at least $500 more useful IMO. The already fast 2.8 aperture leaves you enough wiggle room, and stabilization usually only works to 1/250 or so.

So for straight macro use, non-OS is adequate and smaller; but for dual purpose as a macro and 150mm tele (or 210 with 1.4 TC), the OS version will do better. Sharpness wise will be sample dependent; both of mine are on par and the size is the biggest difference.

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