sigma 150mm macro with stabeliser
Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:27 AM
does anybody uses this lens on FX? how is the stabeliser working? Do you get a sharpfocus with this lens and how is the focusspeed? Would you recommend this lens
Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:46 AM
The Canon 180mm f/3.5 lens has very slow autofocus, and gets mixed reviews on wetpixel. Nevertheless some people use it. The same is true for the Nikon 200mm f/4 macro.
The Sigma 150 or 180, are f/2.8, and are new so maybe they have reasonable autofocus. The stabilization should help too.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:10 AM
D300, D7000, D7100. 10.5, 10-17, 16, 10-20, 17-70, 60, 105, 150 Hugyfots, Issota, Subtronic Novas, Seacams 350, YS250s, YS-D1s
Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:56 AM
That said, it is currently out of my travelling camera bag. Simply because it is easier to travel with the 105mm and 1.7x TC, especially because I use DX for macro when I can making the 150 a specialist rather than general macro lens choice.
Overseas underwater photography's loss is home photography's gain! It is a very popular lens with land macro photographers and that is what I am using it for at the moment. I hope to get it underwater regularly again this year (and should do when I am home in May) and if luggage allowances were unlimited I would surely travel with it all the time.
Here are some orchids I photographed with the lens yesterday (with apologies for posting above water images):
Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:05 AM
just the information I needed