Michael DeRose said:
anyone recent, try these lens out? I was sort of looking at the new 150mm macro.
I have heard the 150mm is a very good lens and have seen some great shots from it. If you are looking for a long macro that and the Tamron 180 are suppose to be really good.
Sigma Does primes very, very well. Their Pro line up is optically top notch - build is slightly lower but they assume you are not going into a war zone. The only thing is to always check focus as soon as you get it as you may need to get it re-aligned but on new lenses that is usually free or just the cost of shipping.
What's the word on the new 120-300 f2.8 for Nikons?
I have been looking into this lens as well and the only thing I have heard is that it will get out of alignment if it gets jostled allot with the front element being so heavy. (Think of continual transport by air/shipping to locals.) If you don't have that, many have said it is a good lens.
Sigma low-end zooms are lower in quality than Nikon for sure but are still good options for people on a budget. You get what you pay for, but sometimes you don't need a Corvette to go to the grocery store.