Advice on the Sigma 150mm 2.8Trip to Dumagette
Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:01 AM
I am diving mostly muck stuff in Dumagette the first week Moaboal the second. I have a D-300 with dual z-240 strobes in Seatool housing.
Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:15 AM
I'm interested to hear about experience with this lens too.
Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:36 AM
Posted 08 April 2014 - 06:40 PM
The land reviews of this lens seem to indicate that the OS version (newer version) is very fast to focus.
Posted 09 April 2014 - 02:21 AM
I've done eight dives with OS version on my Canon 7D and I like it a lot. It is much longer, heavier and the auto focus is a little slower than my Canon 100 .macro. The minimum focus distance is only approximately 40mm/1.6in more than the Canon 100. Shooting super macro with a Subsee +5 yields around the same 2:1 that I get with the Subsee +10 on my 100 macro but with double the working distance, so it is much easier to use for this type of photography. Using a Subsee +10 on the 150 will get you around 3:1 magnification but is an exercise in frustration as this is very difficult to achieve unless you are shooting in very still water and have the camera held very steady. I find it is a great lens for small fish that don't like you getting too close and it will be my go to lens for dedicated super macro photography.
Posted 09 April 2014 - 01:33 PM
I used the non-OS 150 macro with my Aquatica A5dmk3 in the Philippines last year and on my A7D the year before, works really well:
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Posted 09 April 2014 - 08:22 PM
Thanks. Longer and heavier than the 105 is the kind of advice I can use. I have a full Stix ring on my 105 port so I ordered another in case I need more flotation. I also ordered an interesting "t" handle muck stick. I can use it to brace the camera in Dumagette muck dives.
The longer working distance should make a big difference in subsee lighting.
Posted 22 July 2014 - 02:12 AM
Great photos! I had two Sigma lenses and both required calibration. Make sure your doesent need one - or try microadjustment function.
Canon 6D | Canon 35 f2 IS | Canon 70-200 f2.8 L IS II | Canon 24-105 f4 L IS | Canon 100 mm Macro
Posted 16 August 2014 - 11:45 AM
The Sigma did not work well in the Philippines because of the poor visibility. However, I am off to Bali and Wakatobi where the vis should be better. Pictures when I return.