Sigma AF 150mm f/2.8 APO EX HSM macro DG D - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Nikon / Nikkor (APS-C)

Sample Images

Here´re a few sample images taken with the Nikon D200 and RAW-converted via Adobe Camera Raw.

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Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 150.0mm
Exposure Data: f/2.8 @ 1/60s
Size 3872x2592
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 150.0mm
Exposure Data: f/16.0 @ 0.4s
Size 3872x2592
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 150.0mm
Exposure Data: f/2.8 @ 1/125s
Size 3872x2592
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 150.0mm
Exposure Data: f/2.8 @ 1/250s
Size 3872x2592
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 150.0mm
Exposure Data: f/5.6 @ 1/15s
Size 3872x2592

Verdict

The Sigma AF 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO macro is one of the few third-party lenses that can play in the league up there with the big boyz. The performance figures are excellent and leave really nothing to be desired across all tested quality characteristics. The mechanical build quality is very good thanks to a metal body and a true IF (internal focusing) design with a constant physical length. The AF speed is about average in absolute terms but pretty good for a macro lens. Thanks to Sigma's HSM (Hypersonic-Motor> the AF operates virtually silent. The lens is compatible to Sigma's APO EX DG converter so there´s also an option for some extra reach or increased working distance if needed. The price tag of the lens is moderate at around 550-600 €/US$.

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