EISA selected Sigma’s large aperture medium telephoto macro lens because of its build and image quality. This upgraded lens features Sigma’s proprietary Optical Stabilization (OS) technology and provides extremely high optical performance from infinity to 1:1 macro. It is sold by authorized Sigma dealers for the MSRP of $1,600.
According to a citation provided by EISA, “The Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro lens is one of the best performing macro lenses available on the market. The combination of a long focal length and thereby good working distance between lens and subject, high sharpness even at full aperture and optical image stabilization makes it perfect for catching dragonflies, butterflies and other elusive insects handheld. But the lens is also excellent for photographing plants or portraits when you want to achieve a really soft and pleasant blurry background. If you also consider how solidly this lens is made, its price makes it a real bargain!”
EISA is comprised of 50 special interest magazines from 19 European countries and it started in 1982 when the editors from five European photo magazines came together to select “The Camera of the Year.” Since then, EISA member magazine editors have broadened the scope of the annual awards and they convene each year to decide which products are worthy of EISA Awards.
“Our 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro lensallows for the flexibility of handheld photography when photographers want to get close-up shots that are difficult to capture,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “EISA’s recognition of this versatile lens highlights our dedication to developing products that expand our unique lens lineup and help produce outstanding image quality for photographers of all types and levels.”
This year, Sigma also took home two awards from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). The company’s18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM and APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lenses won for the “Best Entry Level DSLR Lens” and “Best Expert DSLR Lens” awards, respectively.
To locate an authorized Sigma dealer nearest to you, visit www.sigmaphoto.com/where/where.asp. For information about Sigma Corporation of America, visit www.sigmaphoto.com.