Sigma’s popular tele-macro lens sees the addition of optical stabilisation and new lens coatings. Mat Gallagher discovers just how good this new version really is
Although it is not an all-purpose 90mm or 105mm macro lens, a 150mm macro is a very useful optic and the Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro is a fine example.
Image stabilisation is a helpful addition and makes handholding achievable under reasonable light.
Once placed on a steady tripod, however, this lens really excels, with the fast, quiet operation and precise focus ring allowing you to achieve stunning results.
None of the competition for this length of macro lens has stabilisation, and Nikon and Canon’s own offerings are more expensive.
If you’re serious about your macro photography, this lens is definitely worth a look.