Emilclick's reviews

  • Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Price, focal lenth, OS, HSM, AF speed, handling
    AF don't work with TC

    Always I'm looking for a supertele. I'm a Nikon gay, new in photo and looking to this wonderful Nikkor lenses make many wishes about, but the price make me forget it.
    This Sigma 150-500 OS was a big oportunity for me and I buy it. I'm very happy with, from about one year.
    I don't want to tolk about specifications data and laboratory testing. Is many reviews very good and precisely. When read specialist reviews you can see the lens have CA but is not anusual. The lens have flare, but I like it very much. The lens is not sharp enough in the corners, but I don't need that.
    I use it for outdoor sport. For mini football is perfect in the far fase, about 30 m. For nearly fase is not wide enough. For nearly fases it must to use the second lens, with the second camera too. For nearly I use Nikkor 18-200 VR. Here I think 50-500 is perfect, bat have not OS for handhold.
    I was angry last month when Sigma anounce 50-500 OS but I must ignore it because is double the price of my 150-500 OS. But I'm sure this 50-500 OS is perfect for all the fases in sport, nearly and far.
    I use Sigma 150-500 OS in birding shot and is very good for flying bird. Very good OS in panning in motor sport auto and cycling too. But I'm very satisfied when I go to shot people portrets in public places like garden, park. The people walk arround and don't know her faces are in my camera. Well here is a problem with lens dimensins. Is not very discret but it work.

    The big issue with, is 150-500 OS create dependence.
    I have not many lenses but my favorite was nikkor 18-200 VR everytime. The dimendions, sharp, AF speed, versatility from macro to sport and street is perfect.
    But after use one day Sigma 150-500 OS, I can't retorne to Nikkor 18-200 VR. Is to short.

    In conclusion is a very good supertele lens at a afordable price.
    I recomad it with all my heart.

    reviewed May 15th, 2010 (purchased for $910)