• Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Lens Named ‘European Macro Lens for 2012-2013’ By EISA

    Ronkonkoma, NY, August 15, 2012 – Sigma Corporation of America (www.sigmaphoto.com) is pleased to announce that its 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro lens has been named the “European Macro Lens 2012-2013” in this year’sEuropean Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) Awards.

    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.
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    Comments 6 Comments
    1. noordin's Avatar
      noordin -
      150mm at f/2.8 macro! Must be an awesome lens.
    1. khoking's Avatar
      khoking -
      It is good that Sigma has dump their EX coating on the lens body and move to the currently new more durable design / material.

      However, Sigma lenses tend to be quite expensive nowadays...is it worth that much?
    1. irenecal's Avatar
      irenecal -
      I don`t have this lens.
      Just got the 105 F2.8 and 200 F4.I think would suffice.
      Many Macro Sifus using this for larger and skittish insects.
      Shooting usually with natural light.
    1. irenecal's Avatar
      irenecal -
      Quote Originally Posted by irenecal View Post
      I don`t have this lens.
      Just got the 105 F2.8 and 200 F4.I think would suffice.
      Many Macro Sifus using this for larger and skittish insects.
      Shooting usually with natural light.
      With the F2.8(150 Sigma)..I would`t have to bump up my ISO that much to handhold it.
      A consideration into my set.
    1. suhazliey's Avatar
      suhazliey -
      my friend are using it...superb sharpness...cant say much about the built quality as siqma exterior mudah "berkurap" ehehe
    1. mangkor's Avatar
      mangkor -
      sigma lens barrel paint is something like rubberised coating. it may peel off after some time.

      but, if you scrap off completely those peeling, the barrel has a smooth and glossy surface