Sigma 50-150 HMS older version

Started Aug 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
The Big One
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Re: Sigma 50-150 HMS older version
In reply to BobK77, Aug 24, 2013

I have one (the first HSM version). I really like it! The size and weight are perfect. Optically it is very good; it could be a bit better at f/2.8, but at f/4 it is very sharp and at f/5.6 you couldn't ask for better. It pairs well with my D7000.

I had considered getting the OS version for the extra sharpness wide open, but I would miss the small compact lens (it is twice as heavy and a good 50% longer). It's not worth the extra IMHO... if it were an FX lens I could see going for it, but apparently it vignettes quite heavily.

(And sorry, but I disagree with the previous poster about it not being light... OK, maybe 800g is not featherweight, but compared to any of the other portrait telephotos, not to mention exotic telephotos, it is downright tiny!)

Attached are a couple of my recent shots with it.

Cheers

Last fall

It doubles as a macro lens quite well if you add some Kenko-style macro tubes

This was from last weekend

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