Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Macro
|Focusing distance:||38cm / 15in|
|Lens size:||ø79.6mm x 142.4mm / ø31.3in x 56.1in|
|Weight:||920g / 32.5oz|
|Construction:||16 elements in 12 groups|
|Accessories:||Detachable tripod adapter, Hood, Case|
Eddie's take on it
Sigma's 4/3 lenses are all adapted from their larger sensor full frame and APS-C versions, from an era when Sigma wasn't the manufacturer it is today. Back then, you could expect their lenses to have a mishmash of problems, be soft wide open, have back/front focus, slow autofocus, sample variation, etc.
Well, not this one. As far as Sigma lenses for 4/3 go, this is their best one. Sharp, reasonable autofocus with focus limiting switches. The working distance for macro shots is fantastic, but depth of field at f/2.8 is, of course, very shallow. Overall, this lens is a winner.
If you want to use this on m4/3, make sure you have a camera with PDAF (such as the E-M1/OM-1 series). It will not autofocus on CDAF only cameras.
This lens can already be considered a collectable and it doesn't appear on ebay very often. In fact, you can be left waiting for months for a copy to pop up, so, notable alternatives are the Sigma 105mm macro and the Olympus 50mm macro.