Sigma 150 macro old vs new

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Steve Balcombe
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Sigma 150 macro old vs new
4 months ago

I have to replace my stolen Sigma 150 macro which was the old non-OS version. I've had a chance to try out the OS version and that has answered a couple of questions for me, most importantly that the slightly larger size and weight are not particularly noticeable in use. The OS is useful even for fairly small subjects - I was definitely getting sharper shots with OS than without - but it doesn't replace a tripod for available light macro. That's fine, I didn't expect it to.

A new lens purchase should be really enjoyable, but this one isn't - I face replacing a favourite lens with an 'upgrade' I didn't really want. Can anybody who has hands-on experience of both versions help me decide whether to buy the new one (quick and easy, which has a lot to commend it) or spend time searching for a mint-condition old version?

Thanks for any thoughts on this.

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