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Old Jun 20, 2011, 5:18 PM   #1
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Went to our fishing club's annual Father's Day picnic, yesterday. Brought along a Sigma 150mm f2.8 lens. I bought this lens in January for the trip to Marco Island. I really didn't use it much at all, while there, as I was fixated on taking photos of birds and using the 50-200mm + EC-20.

The day ended, and I really didn't have a chance to use it all that much yesterday. But here is one shot that I took of a dragon fly perched on some rope. Think I need to use this lens more often........

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....I think like you do, it looks quite promising, this is a beautiful image.
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wow. I like that shot!
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Not too bad...
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Hi Guys,

This is a really sharp lens. Trouble is, I'm not really comfortable with it yet.
And to make matters a little bit more complicated, I should have posted this in the MicroFourthirds forum as I had it on my E-PL1.

I wanted to bring along a camera as the entire family was going to be their. But I didn't want to drag the E-30 kit bag as it has too much stuff and is quite heavy.

So, the EPL-1 was the camera of choice. I didn't even plan on the Sigma 150mm but I had forgotten that it was in the car. Glad it was there.

Oh, and by the way, having 4 grandkids between the ages of 6 and 9 are great fun... Just don't think you're going to get them to sit still for a photo.
I waited all day to take a group photo. By the time I got them into a group,
They were junk.

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Yeh, it's like herding cats innit..
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I've never been a big Sigma fan but I've heard good things about that lens, and your photo confirms it.

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image is damn good, image speaks for the lens.
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That is SHARP! Good shot!
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I've never been a big Sigma fan but I've heard good things about that lens, and your photo confirms it.

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Hi Ted,

I've owned both the Sigma 18-50mm 2.8 lens and now the 150mm f2.8 and like you have been skeptical because of all the bad press Sigma typically gets for it's quality control. In my case, I've had good luck with both. I did end up selling the 18-50mm Sigma in favor of the 12-60mm. The reason was not quality though. I just wanted to get the added focal length on both the long and wide end.

Hi Peru/Dan,

Thanks, this is indeed a very sharp lens and produces pretty good shots, when everything falls into place.

I have noticed that it's not the fastest lens when light is anything other than bright. I've experienced the same issue with this lens on both the E-30 and now the EPL-1, which is it hunts when focusing in anything except really bright light.

I need to do some more shooting to confirm that it's the lens and not something that I'm overlooking.
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