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Quick AF test shot with new Sigma 150 macro

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by carauction, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Nothing exceptional or exciting here, just a focus test shot.

    I usually go right outside of my house and use my brick pavers to judge how much further I need to examine a lens' accuracy to focus. Shoot wide open at F2.8. I like to see a defined zone of accurate focus(DOF), where my test subject(the blue strip of paper)is roughly in the middle of this zone. The blue paper cut my focus point(as examined in View NX)right in half.

    Nothing exceptionally accurate here, but kinda like what I see. At least I can tell that focus is in the ball park, and it appears as if nothing severe is going on...if you know what I mean with focus issues:eek:  Hopefully I will not need any AF Fine Tuning, or at least very minimal, like a -1 or +1 adjustment.

    any input appreciated

    mike

    BTW, this lens feels so nicely balanced on my D3, hey...maybe I 'll forget about using it for Macro...and go the Telephoto Prime route!

    click on image for larger view

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    NIKON D3    ---    150mm    f/2.8    1/1250s    ISO 200
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 19, 2008
  2. Mike,

    Where were you lucky enough to find one or is it gray? They seem out of stock everywhere. Focus looks good BTW.

    Gene
     
  3. Last edited by a moderator: Mar 15, 2017
  4. Mike,

    In case you're still on the fence on what to do, I'll take it off your hands at a fair price.:biggrin:

    Gene
     
  5. Allen Camera has one in stock, just one they said.

    Toll Free: 1-888-547-2841
     
  6. Thanks Mike, I'm all over it! What a guy!!

    Gene
     
  7. Yep, that's what the women say::smile:

    If you did snatch it up, don't forget to compare notes.

    mike
     
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