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  • Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM APO

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp wide open! Fast AF and effective OS
    Weight, not weather sealed, shorter focal length at close focus

    This lens (at least my copy) lives up to the excellent measurement results on this site. Sharpness is very impressive, it's sharp everywhere. Right from f2.8 over the zoom range.
    There is only one caveat: the effective focal length becomes significantly shorter with closer subjects. At closes focus (80cm) it's a 50-100mm. Being a lens in the portrait range (focus around 3m / 10ft) it is not a 50-150 but somewhere between a 50-120 and a 50-135. I found that when I made some test pics to compare sharpness with my old Canon 70-200 f4L.

    reviewed April 27th, 2013