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    Sigma 150 apo ex dg macro

    by Eden » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:32 pm

    the old canon 100mm macro is getting tired so I have been watching ebay.

    I found one finally for $270 delivered

    so I ran out the back yard and shot the first insect I could see (fly on the dog bowl will do!)

    It is an awkward angle and and being a 150mm hand held shot I had to flick the onboard flash up and as you can see the fly was totally shadowed by the lens but it did give enough reflected light for a shot

    this is unedited and straight out the camera with no crop,

    Man am I going to have some fun with this lens,

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    ImageIMG_6434 by MrStinkybait, on Flickr

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    Re: Sigma 150 apo ex dg macro

    by LOZ » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:33 pm

    Where did you steal that photo from :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    Calm down its not real life its a internet forum:)
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    Re: Sigma 150 apo ex dg macro

    by Eden » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:05 pm

    Sprung!

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    Re: Sigma 150 apo ex dg macro

    by beeb » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:09 pm

    Looks sharp. Look forward to more shots to come. The bit of extra reach over the 100mm should be great if you can keep the focal distances short.
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    Re: Sigma 150 apo ex dg macro

    by Eden » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:33 pm

    It keeps me another 8 or 9 cm from the subject than the 100mm and at around 380mm min focus distance I wont scare away quite so many subjects with my over excited approach.
    I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.
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    Re: Sigma 150 apo ex dg macro

    by Simsy » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:45 pm

    Damn you edan I am going to have to lock you out of my flickr account.

    LOL nice mate I cant wait to see some shots when you have enough patients to get the light sorted but I know how you feel brother I can never wait to try out a new toy.
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    Re: Sigma 150 apo ex dg macro

    by DJT » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:29 pm

    Sweet. That lens was on my wish list a while back. Considering the 180 now.
    I reckon you'll have some fun too.
    Been a bit busy lately & haven't spent much time forum lurking.
    Looks like you've been busy though :wink:
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    Re: Sigma 150 apo ex dg macro

    by Bigfoot1966 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:24 am

    Wow,
    Great picture.
    I want to get one of those lenses.
    Can you post the link?

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    Re: Sigma 150 apo ex dg macro

    by Eden » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:42 am

    Sorry Bigfoot I should have been more specific,

    the lens is second hand and I believe it is a 2003 or after model, and does not have stabilisation.

    I am not sure but I have the feeling after taking a couple of the fly that this is designed for full frame and crop sensors.

    So I may be getting better than 1:1 on my 70D but will check this with close focus on a ruler later.

    Even though you miss out on the bells and whistles the older lenses can be fantastic value.


    the fella that sold it seemed really nice and was upgrading to the mpe-65 for $1000 from JB HIFI (my dream macro lens)

    just keep an eye out on ebay and set your price mentally before you you start bidding..


    I will get to play some more this arvo and will will be able to comment on it some more after I get a feel fot it.

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    Re: Sigma 150 apo ex dg macro

    by old4570 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:18 am

    Yeah , the 150mm is on my wish list ...
    Too many other things needing money , so maybe later this year I can start budgeting for a Sigma 150mm Macro lens
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    Re: Sigma 150 apo ex dg macro

    by Bigfoot1966 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:48 am

    Eden wrote:Sorry Bigfoot I should have been more specific,

    the lens is second hand and I believe it is a 2003 or after model, and does not have stabilisation.

    I am not sure but I have the feeling after taking a couple of the fly that this is designed for full frame and crop sensors.

    So I may be getting better than 1:1 on my 70D but will check this with close focus on a ruler later.

    Even though you miss out on the bells and whistles the older lenses can be fantastic value.


    the fella that sold it seemed really nice and was upgrading to the mpe-65 for $1000 from JB HIFI (my dream macro lens)

    just keep an eye out on ebay and set your price mentally before you you start bidding..


    I will get to play some more this arvo and will will be able to comment on it some more after I get a feel fot it.

    eden


    Thanks Eden,

    I have a full frame camera, so the image would be smaller on my camera.
    That is good to know before purchasing.
    I may look at extension tubes first.

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    Re: Sigma 150 apo ex dg macro

    by heartyfisher » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:48 pm

    I have that lense ..

    One of the The first shots from the lense :-)
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    Its not only good for macro ,,
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    Re: Sigma 150 apo ex dg macro

    by Bigfoot1966 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:11 pm

    heartyfisher wrote:I have that lense ..

    One of the The first shots from the lense :-)
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    Its not only good for macro ,,
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    [quote="heartyfisher"]I have that lense ..

    Obviously not the only good thing you have. :D
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    Re: Sigma 150 apo ex dg macro

    by Eden » Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:44 pm

    Love the Ant shot Heartyfisher,
    I remember that Portrait shot from when you put it up originally, and it is a fantastic one at that!

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    Hey Bigfoot1966, it should be 1:1 at the worst. and 1;1 is great, another option is something like the Raynox DCR-250 being a versatile(clip on adapter) add on and being a bit better quality than those screw on macro/wide setups,

    Mark.b uses one on his camera (worth a peek)

    http://beingmark.com/macro-illustrated/

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    Yes old4570 I know the feeling

    If you want I can mail you a Samyang MC f8 mirror 500mm macro for a play for a few months if you get bored and I think you have macro rings to suit the pentax k mount,, food for thought!


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    Re: Sigma 150 apo ex dg macro

    by old4570 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:44 pm

    I have a few sets of Macro Tubes ..
    And thank you for thinking of me , I have a Tamron F8 500mm Mirror lens that goes Macro from way back .. ( 35mm )
    I also have a 3x Tele Macro Converter with a 50mm F1.4 M Pentax lens ( That's 150mm )
    As well a 1.5x Tele converter on a 100mm lens for 150mm again ..
    I do like 150mm Macro , and I find anything over 200mm un usable free hand ... ( Ive gone 250mm as well as 300mm )

    Keep burning the shutter count :

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