Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG HSM lens

150mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG HSM
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MakerSigma Corporation
Technical data
Focus driveUltrasonic motor
Focal length150mm
Aperture (max/min)f/2.8 - f/22
Close focus distance38 cm / 15.0 in.
Max. magnification1:1
Diaphragm blades9
Construction16 elements in 12 groups
Features
Short back focusNo No
Lens-based stabilizationNo No
Macro capableYes Yes
ApplicationMacro / Telephoto
Physical
Max. length137 mm / 5.4 in.
Diameter79.6 mm / 3.1 in.
Weight895 g / 31.6 oz.
Filter diameter72 mm
Accessories
Lens hoodBarrel
Angle of view
Diagonal16.4º
History
IntroductionJanuary 2006
Retail info
MSRP$880.00 USD USD

The Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG HSM is a telephoto macro prime lenses made by the Sigma Corporation.

The lens is produced for the SA mount, Canon EF mount, Four Thirds System, and the Nikon F-mount varieties; all have the same optical formula.

When used on a digital crop body with a field of view compensation factor of 1.6x, such as the Canon EOS 450D, it provides a narrower field of view, equivalent to an 240mm lens mounted on a 35mm frame body. With a 1.5x body such as the Nikon D300 It provides a less narrow field of view, equivalent to an 225mm lens mounted on a 35mm frame body. With a 1.3x body such as the Canon EOS-1D Mark III It provides an even less narrow field of view, equivalent to an 195mm lens mounted on a 35mm frame body.

Technical information

The Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG HSM is a consumer-level macro lens. It is constructed with a plastic body and a metal mount. This lens features a distance window with magnification scale. A nine-blade, maximum aperture of f/2.8 gives this lens the ability to create very shallow depth of field effects. The optical construction of this lens contains 16 lens elements, including two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) elements. This lens uses an inner focusing system, powered by a ring type HSM motor. Auto focus speed of this lens is slow in absolute terms, being a macro lens it is not as fast as most ring HSM lenses. However, it remains very decent for a macro lens. The front of the lens does not rotate nor extend when focusing. This lens is compatible with Sigma teleconverter lenses.[1]