Sigma APO 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Here's our review of the premium Sigma APO 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Sigma has three macro lenses in its range – the 105mm, 150mm and 180mm – and this model comes with a plethora of features, such as a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) for near-silent AF and a 4-stop built-in optical stabilisation. You also get an AF limiter switch for improved autofocus and an aperture range of f/2.8 to f/22. 

The premium Sigma APO 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM

The premium Sigma APO 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Sigma's 150mm macro delivers near-circular bokeh

At 1150g, this is the heaviest lens here, but it feels extremely well balanced, and a tripod collar is included to add stability. The lens itself has a premium finish and feels well constructed, packing in a massive 19 elements in 13 groups, and with 9 blades for attractive near-circular bokeh in out-of-focus areas. 

With the increased focal length comes a 38cm minimum focusing distance, which allows for 1:1 without the lens casting a shadow on your subject. Super Multi-Layer Coating cancels chromatic aberration extremely well, though vignetting is present until f/8. Sharpness in corners is one of the best in test at wider apertures, but isn’t perfect until f/11. 

Pros 

Image stabilisation
Focal length
Silent focusing 

Cons 

Weighs well over 1kg
Vignetting
Minimum focus distance

Specification 

  • Minimum aperture: f/22
  • Elements: 19/13
  • Filter size: 72mm
  • Minimum focus distance: 38cm
  • DxH: 80x150mm
  • Weight: 1150g
  • Find out more on the Sigma website