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Sigma50-150mm f/2.8 II EX DC HSM Lens for Pentax APS-C Sensor Cameras
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (5)
  • Consistent output (3)
  • Nice bokeh (3)
  • Strong construction (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Low light (3)
    • Night photography (3)
    • Sports/action (3)
    • Weddings (3)
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    5.0

    Great lens for sports

    By Charles Biker

    from Colstrip, MT

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Sharp when wide open
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Low Light
      • Night Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 II EX DC HSM Lens for Pentax APS-C Sensor Cameras:

      I am the photographer for my city's recreation district, so I shoot soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, etc. I first ordered the Sigma 70-200mm HSM II lens but quickly sent it back since it had back focus issues, chromatic aberrations, and soft IQ overall. I received my second copy of that lens but found that it shared all the problems of the first. At this point I was beginning to become discouraged because I needed a lens that is fast (f/2.8), sharp, and has super fast AF...
      I decided to try the Sigma 50-150mm and was immediately surprised. It fit the bill perfectly--fast, sharp (yup razor sharp at f/2.8), and supersonic fast AF (mhm, from my tests it beats the 70-200mm in AF speed). On top of that, it is much lighter (almost half the weight) than the 70-200mm, making it far more pleasant to use for extended periods of time. Very maneuverable and easy to use. Build quality is excellent.
      Quite frankly, there really are no cons to this lens. The only thing I can think of (which isn't really a con) is the finish--it's high quality, but I don't prefer the bumpy/sparkly finish.

      Overall, I'm very pleased with this lens. On a side note, the wider focal length (50mm) is sooo nice for indoor basketball. I'm currently using this on my Pentax K-7 and will soon be upgrading to the K-5.

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      5.0

      Simply Wonderful

      By Proud Pentax Papa

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Pricey but worth it

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Night Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 II EX DC HSM Lens for Pentax APS-C Sensor Cameras:

      After all the "weak at 150" and FF horror stories, I expected to receive nothing but problems. I am happy to report that my copy is fantastic. Well built, nicely damped MF, fast accurate AF, acceptably sharp wide open, even better at F/4, and really pleasing bokeh. I am very glad I chose this over the 50-135. Worth noting though, I don't think Sigma's 1.4 TC works with this. Sigma advised about 2 years ago of an issue, not sure if resolved. If you intend to use with their 1.4 HSM TC, you should check first with Sigma.

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      5.0

      My new Sigma 50-150

      By Vladimir Yakovlev

      from Moscow, Russia

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 II EX DC HSM Lens for Pentax APS-C Sensor Cameras:

        Excellent lens.
        I use with pentax k7.
        hsm just fine works.
        Very fast and exact focus.
        f/2.8 The worker on all range.
        To all I advise to buy this lens.

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        1.0

        Did not autoflcus

        By steveult

        from Rhode Island

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Auto focus inoperable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 II EX DC HSM Lens for Pentax APS-C Sensor Cameras:

            The lens sounded like a good one and when I received it and tried it on my Pentax k10d it would not go into auto focus mode [...]

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            5.0

            Excellent!

            By theCat

            from NC

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Quick Focus
            • Sharp Focus
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portrait
              • Sports/Action

              Comments about Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 II EX DC HSM Lens for Pentax APS-C Sensor Cameras:

              very sharp even wide open. good control of abberations. excellent portrait lens
              very quiet AF. accurate on my k2000
              4 year warranty is a big PLUS

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              4.0

              Great Lens!!

              By Allen

              from USA

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concert Photography
                  • General Use
                  • Night Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 II EX DC HSM Lens for Pentax APS-C Sensor Cameras:

                  I have had this lens for a few months now and it has become my favorite and most used lens.

                  Pros:
                  -Very quiet focusing
                  -Buttery Bokeh
                  -Beautiful color production- very accurate
                  -Tack Sharp when in focus even at f/2.8
                  -Build quality on par with other Sigma EX Lenses

                  Cons:
                  -Severe back focusing issues with my copy (corrected with AF adjustment on K20D)

                  Overall I think this a great lens on par with the optical quality of the Pentax DA* 50-135. While this lens does not have weather sealing, it does provide an extra 20mm, which I find very useful. Some reviews state that towards the long end the lens becomes somewhat soft. From my experiences, the lens is tack sharp throughout its range even wide open, providing you get a good copy.

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