Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
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Sigma Apo Macro 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Review
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8 April 2013
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...
Pros: Fast f/2.8 aperture, Excellent sharpness, No colour fringing, Optical stabilisation, Padded carrying case, Removable tripod collar
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