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Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX Macro 1:1 Lens

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Review Date: Jan 4, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $389.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: light weight. dual purpose. fantastic results. no CA.
Cons:
absolutely none

one of the best lens iv'e used ever in my 40 yrs. of photography. no CA at any setting. simple in design and very light weight. doubles as an excellent portrait lens on my 5d. screw on the hood and leave it on.. then get a snap lens cap to fit on the hood...wahlaaa. ready to shoot all the time. a defenite choice over the canon and tamron models. focus ring has just the right tension. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED in all respects.

 
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO

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Review Date: Jan 2, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $429.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: unparreled resolution. razor sharp wide open.
Cons:
none

one of the sharpest lenses made today. simple. use for macro and portraits. if you want high IQ this lens will best any lens on the market regardless of manufactuer. future proof resolution for high resolution image sensors.

 
Sigma 150mm f2.8 APO Macro DG EX HSM

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Review Date: Jan 2, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $534.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: well balanced girth to length ratio..tripod collar..2.8..rich,true colors and contrast SHARP. craftmanship in build quality. full time manual focus.
Cons:
watch auto focus. looses light and focal length at 1 to 1

although many will buy this lens as a macro i find the 105 and 70mm sigmas are equal in performance if you risregard the tripod collar. i have the 50,70,105, and this 150 beauty. what i bought this lens for was portrait work outside. switch this lens to manual focus and mount on a good tripod and you got in my opinion a lens that can't be beat for individual out door work. out of focus backgrounds are next to none. shoot wide open and at f4 and just drool at the results.. watch the focus because it will be critical up close due to the length of the lens. i use it on a 5d. would hesitate on a 1.6 body.. think it would be a little on the long side for portrait work. just a killer lens.