Re: sigma 150mm for people
Originally Posted by Ledgem
I recently bought one for macro, but had the idea to also try it out for street candids. (I tried using a 25mm f/1.4 and a 50mm f/1.4 on an E-P1, and still felt that I had to get too close... the 150mm should be great.)
I wouldn't mind trying it out for standard portraiture, as well. Might go nicely with the 25mm in a dual-wield setup, but I think it would be a bit tight without stepping back a bit...
It is a great lens, but don't think that it will focus like the ZD 50-200 SWD lens for street photography, it has to focus accurately for macro use & therefore will take much longer for normal use. In good light & contrast for a static subject it can focus reasonably fast (if you prefocus manually which is available full time before pressing the shutter button) but for moving people (or animals) forget it. That's just the way macro lenses generally are.
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