Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Announced Jan 10, 2012 •
Telephoto macro prime lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha
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Have been using this lens for about 2 weeks. On the D800 it's is proving every bit as good as the exotic Nikkor 300 mm F/2.8 and better than the Nikkor 105 mm macro (itself an excellent optic). This quality holds up wide open and into the corners. It's very heavy and big but there's no avoiding that at this aperture and FL. Build appears flawless. Expensive but worth every cent if your objective is image quality. I'm not often a cropper but even some extreme test crops have taken me aback at ...

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Yes its not the F2.8  . There is no posting for the older 180mm macro f3.5 apo ex hsm   this is also the non DG  lens . I was deceived when I bought the lens and was told it was a DG  but arrived a non DG lens . For those who don't know DG is the  coatings on the lenses to enable digital camera less ghosting and vigneting  so as it stand I kept the lens any how and its actually not a bad lens. In macro photography you are in control of the light most of the time so it works pretty good for a ...

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I know of no other macro lens, on any system, that matches the performance and image quality that cam be produced by this lens. There are no caveats. The highlights are: (1) Very high levels of contrast and resolution at all apertures, across the frame (2) Colors are balanced (3) Incredibly smooth out-of-focus rendering (4) Modestly fast AF (not a lens for BIF)

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I've had this lens for a couple of months now, and am pleased by the performance. This lens replace my 2002 Sigma 180/3.5 and 2005 Sigma 150/2.8. Both lenses still work, although tripod mounts are quite worn from excessive use. The 150 mm has broken apart once and is now glued together and can't be taken apart again. A fix while travelling. I have yet to use the lens on my monopod with tilt head, photographing mainly dragonflies. This is what I will use the lens for 95 % of the time. I've ...

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I have been playing with it for the past 7 days only, but I have tested practically all the features.The sharpeness is superb, the OS with te ability to shoot @ f/2.8 it's something that I wanted for a long time on a 180mm true macro lens. I use this lens with the Canon 7D and for me the sweet points are from f/5 thru f/11. But one of the things that I like the most is the Bokeh. I'm a big fan of the "L" series of Canon, but Sigma really did it with this one. I can't imagine the price of the ...

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Lets me start by saying that this is the finest lens I have ever used. Period. Other lenses in my bag are Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L (recently sold), Sigma EX 70-200 f2.8 EX OS, Sigma 50mm f1.4, Sigma EX 85mm f1.4, Sigma EX 24-70mm f2.8, Sigma EX 10-20mm (for APS-C) and Canon x1.4 II. Bodies Canon 5D mkII and Canon 60D. Having had no macro lenses in my collection and clearly wanting to take macro shots I went looking for a high quality lens to achieve this. In preparation I did a lot of research ...

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Lets me start by saying that this is the finest lens I have ever used. Period. Other lenses in my bag are Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L (recently sold), Sigma EX 70-200 f2.8 EX OS, Sigma 50mm f1.4, Sigma EX 85mm f1.4, Sigma EX 24-70mm f2.8, Sigma EX 10-20mm (for APS-C) and Canon x1.4 II. Bodies Canon 5D mkII and Canon 60D. Having had no macro lenses in my collection and clearly wanting to take macro shots I went looking for a high quality lens to achieve this. In preparation I did a lot of research ...

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