Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
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REVIEW: Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens Review
6 July 2014
Excerpt: Handling and features This telephoto macro lens from Sigma is the first 180mm macro lens capable of life size magnification with a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture. This lens also sports optical image stabilisation and silent HSM focusing, with full time manual override.
Summary: In summary, Sigma's 180mm f/2.8 lens is a costly choice for everyday use but a bargain for macro-photography. But there is more to any lens than its price-tag alone and Sigma has produced here a lens of exquisite quality that is not only feature-packed but also capable of yielding both impeccable image quality and beautiful pictures. This is not merely one of the best lenses to have been tested in WDC's reviews, it could even be THE best lens tested so far.
Pros: Fast f/2.8 aperture, Excellent sharpness, No colour fringing, Optical stabilisation, Padded carrying case, Removable tripod collar
Excerpt: No promises, but I would like to complete a full Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens review in the future. For now, please review the standard test results available for this lens and view the eye candy below.
Summary: The 180mm focal length of this Sigma optic provides both the best and worst of lens qualities. Such a focal length gives a good working distance from the subject and a great narrow field of view, but it also means the lens is bulky and heavy. To an extent, this is offset by the inclusion of image stabilisation, but in practice it provides a benefit of only around 1EV when shooting macro images.
Excerpt: This telephoto macro lens from Sigma is the first 180mm macro lens capable of life size magnification with a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture. This lens also sports optical image stabilisation and silent HSM focusing, with full time manual override.
Pros: Superb sharpness, even at maximum aperture, Effective optical stabilisation, Good build quality, Fast focusing, especially for a macro lens, Hood extender supplied for use on APS-C cameras
Cons: CA towards the edges of the frame may become an issue for some applications, Price may be a little higher than many might expect for a lens from a third party manufacturer
Excerpt: Sigma offers you a lot of macro lenses with different focal lengths: 50, 70, 105, 150 and 180 mm. From some time now that company have been launching newer versions of those devices with image stabilization and HSM autofocus ultrasonic motors. In recent years we’ve seen the Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro and the Sigma 150 mm f/2.8 APO EX DG OS HSM Macro introduced to the market.
Cons: work against bright light could have been better.
Summary: Podsumowując, gdybym miał obecnie kupować obiektyw makro klasy 180 mm, Sigma ma sporo argumentów, którymi mogłaby mnie skusić i spowodować, że zrezygnowałbym z zakupu obiektywów firmowych.
Pros: bardzo dobra jakość wykonania,, świetna rozdzielczość w centrum kadru,, rewelacyjna rozdzielczość na brzegu kadru także na pełnej klatce,, bardzo dobrze korygowana aberracja chromatyczna,, niewielka aberracja sferyczna,, znikoma dystorsja,, niezauważalna koma,, mały astygmatyzm,, winietowanie mało uciążliwe na mniejszej matrycy,, cichy i celny autofokus,, bogate wyposażenie standardowe,, trzyletnia gwarancja z możliwością dodatkowego przedłużenia.