sonylover1's reviews

  • Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO Macro

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp. Supergood feel when MF.
    No OS

    Needs microadjustment but when you are finished with that cumbersome work you are really rewarded.

    With that manual fovus and silent HSM you can film very nice macros.

    You need steady hands or tripod for best results.
    Kills my Canon 100 mm 2.8 - so I sold it.

    Best bang for the buck!

    reviewed August 8th, 2012 (purchased for $500)
  • Canon EF 35mm f/2

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Amazing little lens for 1,6 crop cameras. Sharp from 2.0. Good contrast
    Loud AF- motor. MF focus a pain.

    Bought this used and gave away my 50 1,8. Very good for streetphoto and landscape. It is sharp from center to edge.
    Wouldnt pay more than the 200 $ though...

    Try it on astrophotgraphy!

    reviewed August 8th, 2012 (purchased for $200)
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    A true gem! Sharp wide open. Small.
    Prone to flares wide open...

    This is my favourite astrophotolens.
    And I use it with success photographing babys in low light situation.

    You can use in streetphoto without people realising you in fact are zomming in with a 160 mm equivalent mount on a 7D.


    reviewed August 8th, 2012 (purchased for $300)
  • Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical RF

    7 out of 10 points and recommended
    Focus just front of the lens. Only f1,8 20 mm in the world!
    Soft wide open.

    Listprice is 700$. You shouldnt pay more than half of that.
    For the my price it is a funny little lens. Use on starry nights or when you want to do landscape with something up close.

    Compared to Canon 10-22 it is soft until 8,0 but the Canon lacks 1,8 - 2,8.

    Recommendet if you find it for the right price and is not decentered.

    reviewed August 8th, 2012 (purchased for $300)
  • Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp wide open, super sharp from 6.3. Takes TC with full AF. 2x very good from f9. OS
    Heavy. Inconsistent AF wich requires micradjustment. Contrast a bit weak.

    Bought this lens after long consideration and after testing a used non OS version. Very pleasent surprise after testing on birds and wildlife.

    Have a supersharp Canon 100-400 but need more reach and better F plus full AF which is imposible witch Canon and a TC (unless you go for 1D). It possible to reach 600 mm and with my 7D it equals 960 mm. With the very good 3 step OS and full AF i have managed BIF shots impossible with the Canonlens.

    It is heavy, 3 kg so i prefer my Canon 100-400 when mobile.
    When i want bokeh and supersharp photos i use my Sigma.
    Due to better OS and 2.8 you have a 3-4 steps advantage over the Canonlens.

    All in all higly recommended for people who wants a versatile lens ( 120-300 F2,8 or 160-420 F 4,0). You get very good pics even with 600 mm F 9,0.


    reviewed August 8th, 2012 (purchased for $2,500)