APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Large aperture telephoto macro lens incorporates Sigma's original Optical Stabilizer function. SLD glass elements provide excellent correction of all types of aberrations

This large aperture telephoto macro lens incorporates Sigma’s original Optical Stabilizer function. SLD glass elements provide excellent correction of all types of aberrations. Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and a floating inner focusing system provides high optical performance from infinity to 1:1 macro. The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures quiet and high speed autofocus as well as full-time manual focusing capability. Attaching Sigma’s optional Tele Converters enables photographers to shoot large than 1:1 magnification.

Large aperture telephoto macro lens

This telephoto macro lens has a longer working distance than traditional macro lenses. It is perfect when distance between the subject and photographer is important such as when taking pictures of small animals or insects. The long focusing distance and narrow depth-of-field allows selective focusing and less distracting backgrounds. This lens can be used as normal telephoto lens as well.

Superior image quality

Three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide correction of various aberrations. This lens has superior peripheral brightness and its distortion is corrected effectively. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides sharp and high contrast images even at the maximum aperture.

Handheld photography

This lens is equipped with Sigma’s own unique OS (Optical Stabilizer) function. This system offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible, enabling hand held macro photography. The compensation for camera shake is visible in the view finder. It ensures easier framing when shooting hand held.

* The Optical Stabilizer function is at its optimum at longer focusing distances.

Floating inner focusing system

A floating inner focusing system moves two different lens groups in the optical path to different positions. This system compensates for astigmatic aberration and spherical aberration and provides extremely high optical performance from infinity to 1:1 macro. The overall length of the lens does not change during focusing, ensuring convenient handling.

High speed and quiet AF

The lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), ensuring high speed and quiet AF as we as full time manual focus capability.

Rounded diaphragm

This lens has a rounded 9 blade diaphragm which creates an attractive blur to the out of focus area of the image.

APO Tele-Converter

The addition of Sigma’s optional 1.4x EX DG APO and 2x EX DG APO Tele Converters produce a 210mm F4 AF telephoto macro lens* or 300mm F5.6 MF telephoto macro lens respectively. Use of Sigma’s teleconverters allow photographers to take pictures with 1:1 magnification but with a greater distance between the lens and subject. Tele Converters can also be used to enlarge the maximum magnification ratio by 1.4 times or 2 times.

* AF can operate between infinity and 0.53m.

Hood Adapter HA780-01 (Supplied)

Hood adapter extends the length of the lens hood and provides more effective shading when used with digital cameras with an APS-C size images sensor.

* When using the APS-C Hood Adapter HA780-01 with digital cameras with larger than APS-C size image sensor, vignetting will occur. Please remove the hood adapter if you are using these cameras.

EISA EUROPEAN MACRO LENS 2012-2013 AWARD

The Sigma APO Macro 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM is one of the best performing macro lenses available on the market. The combination of a long focal length, and thereby good working distance between lens and subject, high sharpness even at full aperture and optical image stabilisation makes it perfect for catching dragonflies, butterflies and other elusive insects handheld. But the lens is also excellent for photographing plants or portraits when you want to achieve a really soft and pleasant blurry background. If you also consider how solidly this lens is made, its price makes it a real bargain!

* EISA is the unique association of 50 special interest magazines from 18 European countries. All EISA member magazines meet to decide which of products analyzed in their publications during the past year deserve the coveted EISA Award. The six categories under consideration are: Photo, Video, Audio, Home Theater, and Mobile Electronics equipment Devices.

Large aperture telephoto macro lens incorporates Sigma's original Optical Stabilizer function. SLD glass elements provide excellent correction of all types of aberrations

Lens construction

Specifications

Others

APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Lens Construction 19 Elements in 13 Groups
Angle of View (for SD1) 16.4 degrees
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9 Blades (Rounded diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture F22
Minimum Focusing Distance 38cm / 15.0in.
Maximum Magnification 1:1
Filter Size Diameter 72mm
Dimensions Diameter 79.6mm x Length 150mm / 3.1in. x 5.9in.
Weight 1,150g / 40.6oz.

The appearance and specifications are subject to change without a notice.

Corresponding AF Mounts

Barcode No.

Sigma 00-85126-106560
Canon 00-85126-106546
Nikon 00-85126-106553
Sony 00-85126-106621

Large aperture telephoto macro lens incorporates Sigma's original Optical Stabilizer function. SLD glass elements provide excellent correction of all types of aberrations

MTF chart

150mm

Distortion

150mm

Vignetting

150mm

Large aperture telephoto macro lens incorporates Sigma's original Optical Stabilizer function. SLD glass elements provide excellent correction of all types of aberrations

In the news

‘Manual focusing is responsive and quick to use, especially in combination with the AF. This is handy for close portraits, as it gives really pleasant defocused backgrounds. Once placed on a steady tripod, however, this lens really excels, with the fast, quiet operation and precise focus ring allowing you to achieve stunning results.’

‘Although I’ve not had the lens long, it clearly retains the qualities of its predecessor. Simply, this is a sharp lens. At its fast maximum aperture of f/2.8, it performs superbly across the image frame, and this improves further when stopped down by a few stops. The lens records fine detail sharply, while delivering lovely, attractive bokeh that is virtually free of fringing. It’s fast maximum aperture, combined with its focal length, provides a beautifully shallow depth of field, allowing you to easily isolate your subject from its surroundings.’

‘Autofocus speed is super-fast and well able to track moving objects.  The lens therefore works well as a short telephoto lens for sports and wildlife, especially as the image stabiliser has a selectable mode for horizontal panning.  To improve autofocus speed even further, there’s a three position focus limiter switch.  Manual focusing is silky smooth and precise, while image quality is simply stunning.  Its a great lens’.

‘In practically every respect this is a go-large version of the Sigma 105mm.  It features rapid ultrasonic autofocus, a fully internal focusing system and four-stop stabilisation.  All of this means it works equally well as fast telephoto prime lens’.  The effective focal of 225mm on DX-format cameras is particularly appealing.  @Its the lens to buy if you want a long focal length’.

‘Another very sharp lens from Sigma, and notable for how closely edge sharpness tracks the centre….Mechanical performance of AF and OS is excellent.  Very impressive stuff again from Sigma…..Just one more thing to note – it’s a real bargain at only £700.’

Large aperture telephoto macro lens incorporates Sigma's original Optical Stabilizer function. SLD glass elements provide excellent correction of all types of aberrations

Accessories

Padded Case for 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS

Part No. CS0322

£26.99

Hood Adapter for 150mm F2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS

Part No. 106E34

£31.99

TS-21 Tripod Bush

The TS-21 Tripod Bush fits the 150mm F2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS, the 180mm F2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS & the 300mm F2.8 APO EX DG HSM

Part No. 566002

£89.99

Lens Hood for 150mm F2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS

Part No. 106E37

£31.99