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Sigma 150mm f2.8 APO Macro DG EX HSM

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Review Date: Nov 27, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $425.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Very sharp, even at f/2.8. Bokeh is amazing, comes with tripod collar
Cons:
Hunts a LOT with autofocus, especially when considered against Canon 60mm Macro which has great autofocus, have to really use manual focus to do the Sigma 150 justice, lens is also heavy

My main photographic passion has been macro photography. I current shoot with a Rebel XT and had originally purchased the Canon 60mm f/2.8 lens for macro photography. Where the 60mm was aso sharp as a tack, it lacked in two areas: first, the working distance to obtain macro-level shots was very short (you had to be centimeters from your subject to fill the frame) and when you did that, second, the bokeh for background objects was not so good - you could still distinguish what objects in the background were.

The Sigma 150mm produces a very nice bokeh, isolating your central subject very well. When stopped down to f/22, image quality is still very sharp. I had no detectable light fall-off in the corners also across all apertures.