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Sigma 150mm as a medium telephoto?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by PAReams, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. PAReams

    PAReams

    552
    Apr 4, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    I'm really thinking seriously about a Sigma 150/2.8 HSM. I've been convinced by threads here and reviews elsewhere about the macro capabilities of this lens. However, I'm also really thinking about a 180/2.8. Will the Sigma do an adequate job as a mid-range telephoto or will I need to acquire another lens to fill that role.
    I'd love to hear comments from users about focus speed and accuracy when you're not shooting little bitty things...

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. Bearded

    Bearded

    24
    Oct 2, 2006
    Naperville, IL
    I took this lens with me the last time I went to the zoo. I got great results for tele as well as macro shots. Focusing is very quick on my D70. Definitely faster than my 18-200 on the long end. I find it easy to handhold. Great solid feel.

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  3. PAReams

    PAReams

    552
    Apr 4, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Thanks Joe-

    Those zoo shots are exactly the kind of thing that I'm looking for. I'm happy to hear that it's comfortable to handhold as well. I was a little worried about the weight as a lens that I'd walk around with for a bit.
     
  4. Superb as a general purpose lens, even with a Sigma 1.4 TC. Highly recommended.
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  5. PAReams

    PAReams

    552
    Apr 4, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Thanks Mike

    Thanks Mike-

    I've read your posts regarding the 150 before and they're one of the reasons that I'm considering the lens. Anyone have insight on that lens vs. the 50-150/2.8?

    Thanks
     
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