Sigma APO Macro 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon F

Sigma APO Macro 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon F

Sigma APO Macro 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon F

B&H # SI15028AMON MFR # 106306
Discontinued

Product Highlights

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three SLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • 1:1 Magnification, 1.25' Minimum Focus
  • Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
  • Floating Internal Focus Design
  • OS Image Stabilization
  • Removable, Rotating Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Overview

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A medium-length telephoto prime optimized for close-up shooting, the Nikon F-mount APO Macro 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM from Sigma is a unique lens, characterized by its bright f/2.8 maximum aperture, apochromatic designation, and close-focusing capability. The optical design employs three SLD elements to virtually eliminate chromatic aberrations and color fringing throughout the focusing range for improved clarity and color rendering. A Super Multi-Layer Coating has also been applied for greater contrast when working in strong lighting conditions.

Making use of the strong optical assets, this macro lens is of course distinguished by its 1.25' minimum focusing distance and life-size 1:1 maximum magnification ratio, as well as a floating internal focus design that maintains consistent performance throughout the focusing range. A Hyper Sonic Motor affords quick and quiet autofocus performance while an Optical Stabilizer minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Additionally, a removable, rotating tripod collar is included to better support working with the lens atop a tripod or monopod.

Telephoto prime is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 225mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture is well-suited for working in available light conditions and also provides greater control over the focus position when using shallow depth of field techniques.
Ideal for macro shooting, this lens offers a life-size 1:1 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 1.25' to suit working with close-up subjects.
Apochromatic optical design utilizes three Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements to significantly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and color fidelity.
A Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to lens elements in order to minimize lens flare and ghosting and contribute to producing contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery, even in backlit conditions.
Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM), along with an internal focusing design, realizes quick and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Floating elements system helps to maintain consistent image quality throughout the entire focusing range.
Optical Stabilizer system minimizes the appearance of camera shake to benefit making sharper imagery when shooting handheld.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
A removable, rotating tripod collar offers well-balanced support for photographing atop a tripod or monopod with either vertical or horizontal shooting orientations.
Compatible with optional APO 1.4x EX DG and APO 2x EX DG teleconverters.
UPC: 085126106553

Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Specs

Focal Length 150mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens Mount Nikon F
Format Compatibility Full-Frame
Angle of View 16.4
Maximum Magnification 1x
Macro Reproduction Ratio 1:1
Minimum Focus Distance 1.25' / 38 cm
Optical Design 19 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization Yes
Tripod Collar Removable and Rotating
Filter Size 72 mm (Front)
Dimensions ( x L) 3.1 x 5.906" / 79.6 x 150 mm
Weight 2.5 lb / 1150 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 4.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.3 x 6.7 x 6.3"

Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Reviews

APO Macro 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon F is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far So Good. This is some hunk of glass. So far seems nice. More to follow when the flowers are in bloom. I bought this lens over the Nikon 105mm. All of the reviews could not give me any reason to buy the Nikon over the Sigma. I even called Sigma to ask some questions and amazingly someone answered the phone. The Tripod collar is easily removed if you need to. The packaging is great with a nice case. while taking pics I was able to see the Bokeh immediately. the subject is sharp as a tack and the fore and backround are creamy. so far I am not nor do I expect to be disappointed with this piece. Nice job Sigma.
Date published: 2011-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens I had the older Sigma 150mm macro til I dropped it off a cliff to the rocks below and liked that lens very much. I looked at replacing that lens with a 200mm Nikon for my Nikon D5000, but again, price. Sigma has a great job upgrading this lens with the OS system. I am able to hand hold shots were a tripod was need before. I had to see if the OS worked as advertised and it does. When shooting macro the AF still hunts to find the focus,but I seldom use auto focus with macro work. The A/M focus switch is more convenient then the manual over ride. The exterior finish has been inproved as well. It is alittle heavier than the old lens, but again, for macro work I use a tripod.
Date published: 2011-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A hefty lens Waited about six months for the Nikon version to come out. Purchased it first day to use with my Nikon D90. Produces excellent sharp photos when used with a tripod or your arms are supported in some way. The insect photos I have taken of 1/4 inch spiders, the hearts of flowers, dragon flies, flies,etc. are superbly sharp. You can get within 9 inches of object you want to shoot. Lens comes with 2 hoods--one for full frame cameras and the other for DX type cameras. It is heavy (about 40 oz.), feels very solid, and I am very happy with it so far.
Date published: 2011-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would highly recommend this lens After receiving the lens, I went out and photographed a lot of bees and any other insects I could find. Everything looked great. Couldn't expect any more from a lens. Smooth silent operation and exceptional detail in the photographs...I could count every hair on the bee.
Date published: 2012-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Image quality with schizoid personality This lens is great for wild life macro photography, it produces fantastic images but the autofocus is completely schizofrenic. It goes quickly to that almost in focus, slows down to fine tune and then, when it finds that sweet spot it gives you one sort of YES! I GOT IT! shake (yes, it's like a little jump) and for 60% of the time it ends off focus due to that celebrating jump... Why doesn't it just stop when it finds the sweet focus spot is a mistery... I don't know if SIGMA fixed this meanwhile(I got it in 2008) and I hope so because they absolutelly succeeded in terms optical/image quality. This is undoubtelly one of the best macrolenses in the market but the autofocus issues put it one step behind other alternatives. I'd still recomend it for it's image quality but hope SIGMA repairs this lens autofocus issues.
Date published: 2015-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the money Sharp lens for macro work. 150mm focal length gives long working distance - reduces chances of spooking subjects such as dragonflies, butterflies, frogs, and other small animals. Autofocus a little slow, but I normally use manual focus and move camera relative to subject to focus. Chose this lens over Nikon 200mm f/4 micro because of Optical Stabilization feature and wider maximum apeture (f/2.8); also $600 lower price!
Date published: 2011-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent lens I use the lens mostly for macro work. Construction-wise I have two minor gripes: the switch to select the image stabilization (OS) mode is a little hard to move, making it a little difficult to go from disabling the OS to activating the OS in normal mode: the switch often ends up at the next position. The other small issue is with the provided hood. It comes in two pieces. The 2nd piece is an extension of the 1st one to be used only for DX camera. With both pieces on, the hood is about as long as the lens. I would have preferred instead of an extension to get a 2nd very short hood which would still offer some protection to the front element yet does not protrude much to scare the little bugs. This would make more since considering what the lens is for. Otherwise the hood attaches well to the lens and inspire confidence. The lens is very solidly built. Too solidly built even if that's possible as it is a heavy for a 150 mm lens macro For many the weight won't not be an issue as most won't use the lens without support, but if you are considering using this lens a lot hand held you better handle it out first, just to ensure you like what you carry. Rotating the focusing ring is very smooth, and requires a perfect amount of strength, neither too much or too little. The provided foot is very solid. Optically wise the lens amazes me. It is very sharp, as expected, from corner to corner (on DX). More surprising, try as hard as I may I can't get any CA even wide opened (f2.8, non macro situations) and when shooting very contrasted scenes (such as the usual tree branch against a very bright background). On my copy bokeh is excellent, and shows no sign of mis-centering whatsoever. This is my first Sigma lens, and optically I'll rank it among the very best I've used (and I do use high end glass). Note that as magnification decreases the maximum aperture drops as expected, it is f5.6 at 1:1 magnification. I have made little use of the optical stabilization system and won't comment on that. Focusing is very fast, as fast as any of the Pro level Nikkor lens I've used, but the lens does trend to go hunting a bit more than I expected. Accuracy wise, in non-macro situations it is right on on my D300 without the need for any adjustment. It definitely starts to front focus a very little bit when the magnification gets close to 1:1. Very little but enough to require correction considering how shallow the DOF can be in macro situations. Still the AF provides a useful starting point. All in all this is a great lens, but why did Sigma decided to update this lens with OS does not make much sense to me. Considering the intended application for macro (the lens is too long for portraits unless it's a very tight framing) ,the same lens without OS, and less expensive, would meet most user needs just as well.
Date published: 2011-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens and great treatment by Sigma USA I've had this lens for just over four years (four years and 3 months) and have been very pleased with it. I use it mostly for macro work on a tripod. For low-angle shots, I like to use a right-angle finder which allows me to look down to see through the view-finder instead of having to contort my body. The main reason that I'm now writing a review after all these years is that I recently noticed that the rear elements of the lens were loose in the barrel and thus rattling around when moving the lens (detached from a body). I contacted Sigma support and filled out the repair-order form. After following the instructions, I shipped to lens - securely packed, of course - with body front and rear lens caps, but nothing else, to Sigma-USA headquarters. I had it back within a week and they repaired it as a warranty repair even though it was a bit out of warranty. (I believe the official warranty is 1 year + 3 years extended warranty.) The problem was apparently with the OS mechanism, though I have no details on what exactly went wrong. (Apparently the OS moves the rear elements.) I'm very pleased not only with the lens, but also my treatment by Sigma USA and wanted to give credit where due.
Date published: 2016-02-19
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question

Can the optical stabilizer be turned off for this lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
yes
Answered by: Rolf R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

How is this lens perform on sport photography?
Asked by: Anonymous
This is made for macro photography, it would not be preferred for sports photography.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Can you use a teleconverter with this lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, you can use a teleconverter with the Sigma 150mm f/2.8 for Nikon.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2019-02-04

question

Is this lens compatible with the Nikon D850's Focus Shift stacking feature?
Asked by: Aaron B.
I really dont know because I have not use this lense with Nikon D850s yet. Sorry Aaron
Answered by: Hang D.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is this lens compatible with the D750?
Asked by: Chelsy B.
Thank you for your interest in Sigma product. Sigma 150mm F2.8 DG Macro OS HSM for Nikon is compatible with Nikon D750.
Answered by: Ebi J. Sigma Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

How smooth does the manual focus ring rotate? Some reviews have stated it is not very smooth and is jerky. Thx.
Asked by: Joe
Mine has smooth focus. That said, I wish it had a larger throw.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-10-24

question

Autofocus work in D3300?
Asked by: Anonymous
Thank you for your interest in Sigma Products. This lens has HSM motor and it will Auto focus on your Nikon D3300.
Answered by: Ebi J. Sigma Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Will this work with the Nikon D7200?
Asked by: Anonymous
Greetings,Yes, the Sigma 150mm 2.8 will work nicely on the D7200. I use mine with a D7100 & D800. I like everything about this lens and it serves me well.
Answered by: Scott S.
Date published: 2019-03-15
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