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Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Randy, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. The Sigma 150 2.8, now a better bargain than ever





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  2. Beauty shots Randy! Be sure to post them in the macro section too!
  3. IsaacImage


    Mar 16, 2009
  4. Strid


    Feb 9, 2009
    Great! Are these pictures cropped a lot or how do they look straight out of the camera? What camera? Looks like full frame to me.
  5. Great, Randy!
    How's this Sigma on people? Portraits, street shooting, concerts? Any pics to show us?
  6. thx guys

    yes on the crop but not much
    i have never used the sig for anyting but flowers and bugs, sorry
  7. MD2595


    Jul 6, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    My favorite. I just love the contrast of colors.
  8. I wish the lens was closer to my price range, and that there where more used copies out there!!
  9. thx guys
  10. Weston


    Dec 29, 2008
    Springfield, OR
    I like 4 also. Almost got a similar picture with my Sigma 70-210 macro this morning, but I couldn't focus close enough and it didn't turn out really sharp. Looks like you've mastered that lens!
  11. thanks
  12. andrzejmakal


    Apr 30, 2008
    Cool pics, thx for sharing;]
  13. Very nice!
  14. Randy - Great Set :smile:

    I use the 150 a lot for non-macro work - here are some examples:

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  15. Just curious...

    Can this lens be used effectively with a Kenko 1.4 TC?
  16. Plumbergeek


    Sep 1, 2008
    SW Georgia
    Great shots Randy?
    Was a flash used on any of these?
  17. Wow, those are absolutely beautiful shots. Is the 150 new to your lens inventory?
  18. thx

    thx alex

    thx john
    that 1st shot is amazing

    i dunno but i stopped using the sig 1.4 and it's for sale
    for very close work it is effecting the dof

    no flash altho I am considering the r1c1

    no i have had it for over a yr
    i was shooting macros with a 300/4 afs but switched to the sig 150
    the sig 150 is a professional quality lens in every way
    AF is blazing fast, IQ and image detail are stunning
  19. Good stuff. I just picked up a second hand one of these from a friend, as new condition, rarely used and half the cost of new! Your thread is inspiring me to get out there and use it :) 
  20. the key to macros is dof
    stop the lens down as much as you can, f16 is perfect, f9 is good
    if you shoot a d3 push the iso to 3k if you need to....
    d300 to 1600

    also keep the ss fast, 1/500 is good, 1/320 is ok....
    your hands will shake when u get 15" away from a bug and remember the bug might fly so u want him froozen

    for things like bees and hummingbird moths u want frozen wings, so go to 1/1000

    this is why the d3 & d700 are perfect bodies for the sig 150,
    fast af and great high iso IQ
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