Sigma 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC APO OS HSM

Announced Feb 8, 2011 •
Telephoto zoom lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (DX), Sigma SA Bayonet
KC Davis
 
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After renting an excellent copy of the Nikon Nikkor-AF 80-200 F/2.8 and falling love it it I decided to purchase it thinking I would sell my Sigma 50-150mm F2.8. I wanted sell the Sigma after having had a chance to compare the two as the Nikon is 50mm longer, takes great photos, weighs less, built like a tank, and slightly faster. However, after going to a indoor car show this weekend with the Nikon I noticed that I had to step back quite a bit to compose shots. The images I took were good, ...

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I'm going to start with build quality. The build on this lens is very good. It's pretty heavy, but it's not terrible by any means. I love the tripod mount design and I have it on the lens during most times. In terms of sharpest, this lens is very sharp. It's not super contrasty, but I can change that in Lightroom :) The focus is fairly fast, but not always accurate... I took shots of birds with this. I had a great shot where the bird was looking directly at me. I check the photo, and the ...

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Klaus dk
 
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I have had a few opportunities to try out my new lens for portraits. Let me show you some examples: There were several examples of very good out of focus backgrounds in this session. Handheld indoors as the evening sun shone through the curtains. Using a narrow aperture to get some decent DoF. The picture will be used for a poster in upcoming local elections. Unfortunately the background will be orange. Decently shallow DoF at f/2.8. There is really not much to dislike about this lens except ...

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Nice lens. Haven't shot portraits with it yet other than zooming in on people engaged in sporting or concert activity. The lens seems sharp and focuses very fast. On my D7000 it feels 'right', handles well and has enough heft to it to instill confidence while helping stabilize. Between chukkas shooting Polo, I practice focusing by targeting flying insects and the lens nails a lot of them. It''s a bit short for Polo given the size of the field so my 70-300 gets a lot of use on that but as the ...

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