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Sigma 150/2.8 macro as a portrait lens...

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Igor, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Since I purchased this outstanding lens, I find myself shooting portraits much more often then macro! :) 
    Besides I'm ALMOST ALWAYS shoot it at f/2.8 and don't have a need to stop it down, it's SHARP wide open already....


    Here's one of the today's candids :) 

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    Canon EOS-1D Mark III    ---    150mm    f/2.8    1/400s    ISO 250
     
  2. That is a great example Igor. I haven't used the lens, but it does look to do a terrific job wide open. I would be interested to see if it does as well at Macro!
     
  3. Beautiful image, beautiful little girl.

    Just bought my Sigma also. Have not had a chance to use it yet.

    Thanks for sharing,

    mike
     
  4. Butchdog

    Butchdog

    451
    May 29, 2007
    MN
    Just bought the 150 a couple of weeks ago and absolutely love it.
    I had a Sigma 105 and Nikon 105 VR and like the 150 the best.
     
  5. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks David, thanks Mike, thanks Terrance!
     
  6. keko

    keko

    143
    Jul 20, 2007
    Barcelona
    It is a fantastic macro lens, especially for insects, some call it the BUGMA...

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  7. great lens
    nice portrait
     
  8. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Great shots and great name for this lens, Luis! :smile:

    Thanks Greg!
     
  9. CoOokie

    CoOokie

    153
    May 4, 2008
    Poland
    What is the minimum distance for this lense to focus? As It's 150mm and is 1:1, and my Tamron is 300mm and is 1:2 and it focuses at 95 cm, so I guess Sigma would have to focus at about 25 cm?
     
  10. Kadath

    Kadath

    239
    Nov 21, 2007
    NJ
  11. Frank207be

    Frank207be

    538
    Mar 11, 2006
    Belgium
    It's probably the sweetest Sigma ever. I love mine too and always take it when traveling light :Love:
     
  12. Luis,
    Great captures! I've been experimenting with this lens, but have not achieved anywhere near your results. Can you share your settings? How much did you crop/magnify/resize?
     
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