Sigma vs Canon

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    I am debating on which macro lens I should get the Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro or the Sigma 150mm f2.8 Macro?
     
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    I can heartily recommend the Sigma 105mm DG Macro lens, it's much cheaper than the canon equivalent, gives a great quality picture and doubles as a fantastic portrait lens as well.

    It's without doubt my favourite lens.
     
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    I have a professional photog friend who just got the Sigma 150 ... it is a great lens ... sharper than hell ... and it focuses fairly fast for a macro (he's gonna shot some cooking instructions for Nestle with the lens).

    If you don't need the range, according to Klaus at www.photozone.de - the Canon 60mm EF-S macro is a bit sharper than the Sigma 50, Sigma 70 and the Canon 100. Klaus hasn't tested the Sigma 150mm.

    Photozone does lab testing of lenses.

    Gary
     
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    I have heard great stuff about the Sigma lens. awesome pictures and the sharpness is great.
     
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    The only downside to the sigma 105mm (i'm not sure if it applies to the 150mm) is the fact that the AF is quite noisy and a bit sluggish in comparison to the canon lenses. But I always use it in manual focus anyway so it's not much of an issue for me.
     
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    I really wish I can test this lens before buying it. I will just hold off on buying it until my return to the US.
     

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