A Woman’s Work is Never Done

A female European Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus) rebuilds her web in preparation for the evening when most flying insects are on the wing.
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Testing a Sigma 150mm f2.8 Macro / Telephoto lens.

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Comments

  1. Looks nice here. What were the settings?

  2. Fascinating detail Martin! Happy with the lens?

    • Only the first batch of shots with it Patti so I’m forming my judgement but initial impressions are that it’s very sharp. I tried out the macro capability on Long Lane Pasture and then walked along to the footbridge over the North Circular Road to try out its telephoto ability. I’ll post one of those so you can see. I’ll probably try to do a review in a week or so.

  3. What a fabulous shot! Thank you for including the lens detail. I’m beginning to think about a new lens purchase. You’re tempting me! 🙂

    • Thanks Debra. I moved over to using a prime lens for my general photography earlier in the year when I bought the Sigma 50mm f1.4 EX DG. It was a concious decision to get back to basics and I have been very pleased with that lens. Back in the days of my color slide train photography I used a standard 50mm lens and a 200mm telephoto. So, to complete the prime lens kit in my bag for my modern train photography I started looking for lenses at that length from the various manufacturers. The Sigma 150mm stuck out like a sore thumb being such an odd length! But when I read the reviews and saw some results I decided that it was worth sacrificing the additional magnification for the true macro capability that it offers. As noted in my response to Patti above, I’ll post a telephoto shot taken with it so you can get a feel of how it handles non-macro work.

  4. Holy cow, crisp shot and a bit frightening as well.

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