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The Sigma 150 2.8, now a better bargain than ever

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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.
 
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Beauty shots Randy! Be sure to post them in the macro section too!
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.
Great, Randy!
How's this Sigma on people? Portraits, street shooting, concerts? Any pics to show us?
thx guys

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yes on the crop but not much
i have never used the sig for anyting but flowers and bugs, sorry
 
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The Sigma 150 2.8, now a better bargain than ever

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My favorite. I just love the contrast of colors.
 
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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!
 
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Randy - Great Set :smile:


Great, Randy!
How's this Sigma on people? Portraits, street shooting, concerts? Any pics to show us?
I use the 150 a lot for non-macro work - here are some examples:

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Cool pics, thx for sharing;]
Cheers
thx

Very nice!
thx alex

Randy - Great Set :smile:




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

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thx john
that 1st shot is amazing

Just curious...

Can this lens be used effectively with a Kenko 1.4 TC?
i dunno but i stopped using the sig 1.4 and it's for sale
for very close work it is effecting the dof

Great shots Randy?
Was a flash used on any of these?
thx
no flash altho I am considering the r1c1

Wow, those are absolutely beautiful shots. Is the 150 new to your lens inventory?

thx
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
 
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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 :)
 
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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 :)
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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