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Nikon D700 with the Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro in Hong Kong

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Ballet on scaffolding

Ballet on scaffolding

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time researching a macro lens that could do double duty as a medium length telephone.  I looked at many lenses including the Nikkor “micros”.   I finally decided to check out the Sigma 150mm.   I read a couple of reviews on the web that extolled that brilliance of the Sigma,  mainly revolving around its ability to capture a razor sharp image.  Yesterday I bought the lens at Man Shing Cameras in Mongkok, Hong Kong.  After playing with it for one day, it’s performance has surpassed my expectations.  One of my favorite lens is the Nikkor 135mm DC f/2 lens and this Sigma outperforms the Nikkor from f/2.8.  And the soft bokeh lacks some of the harshness of the 135mm.

These photos demonstrate the capabilities of the lens as a telephoto.  And I haven’t even begun to talk about its macro performance.  But that’s a story for another day.

These photos were taken with a Nikon D700 and Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro lens.

Sweating it out

Sweating it out

Man Shing Cameras salesman

Man Shing Cameras salesman

Girl talk

Girl talk

The cat

The cat

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Written by leolaksi

August 26, 2009 at 9:49 pm

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