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9.1 out of 10

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

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Overall 10
10

sigma surprise

J, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I was very surprised with the high degree of sharpness and color capture. Despite it being a heavy lens, the image stabilization even when handheld works real well as the images produced can be enlarged to 16x20 without loss.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens!

jmaho001, B&H Photo
21 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Awesome build quality. I am still experimenting with this lens but I am very impressed so far as it produces consistently sharp images with amazing bokeh and color saturation. It is a heavy rig and when used with included lens hood and adapter, it's massive. definitely a special purpose lens as I doubt anyone would want to lug this thing around for long without a specific need for a long macro lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Lens

Don, B&H Photo
29 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I was skeptical about the quality of a Sigma Lens...I usually buy Nikon. Nevertheless, since the Nikon 200mm Macro was not available, I decided to give this lens a try. It produces sharp, colorful, images. The focus is as fast or faster than the Nikon 105 macro (which I also own). But, the most delightful aspect of this lens is the gorgeous Bokeh it produces. It is heavy, however...feels like the 70-200 2.8 when it's hanging around your neck.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Superb Quality

Zone System Grandpa, B&H Photo
25 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I use the Sigma f/2.8 APO Macro on my Nikon D800e mainly for Macro photography, but sometimes will use it for landscapes and for taking outdoor portraits. This lens has superb sharpness and top of the line contrast with great colors ! I cannot say enough good about this lens and have found absolutely nothing negative to say about it !
  • Pros: All Uses, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: No cons
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Overall 10
10

Best Macro Lens I've Used

Lame-Duck, B&H Photo
17 June 2014
  • Excerpt: The majority of my photography is bird shooting, but in the last couple of years, I've become interested in macro photography and the whole new realm of possibilities it's opened up for me. I purchased the Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM Lens based on the recommendation of professional photographer that I highly respect. I also read all the reviews on this lens that I could find.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

Amazing lens for macro photography

Vandana the Naturelover, B&H Photo
1 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I purchased this lens mainly for flower macro photography. I'd Sigma 105mm macro lens before, and wanted to upgrade to this lens. It is a beast. In the sense, sturdy lens, sharp, and what I loved is the range of 180mm. Which serves the telephoto need too. I did handheld flower macro shots outside with this lens using my D800, and I was amazed with the results. It is heavy, so kinda hard to lug in, but with monopod or tripod, and Kirk's LP1 lens plate, works great.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good Bokeh, Great Macro Lens, Sharp photos, Strong Construction, Sturdy
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

1st non-canon lens

db phx, B&H Photo
26 April 2014
  • Excerpt: This is the first 3rd party lens I have tried. After much research I decided to buy it. My first use was a game for my nephews at a major league baseball stadium. The f/2.8 on my 7d made for a very good match. The crop gave me the extra reach needed without the high iso that would be required with a slower lens. The results were very good!! Rich color and sharp focus. For macro shots the manual focus is easy and tack sharp.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

very nice macro/telephoto

Jumar, B&H Photo
27 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I got this for macro but so far have mostly used it for wildlife; it's that good! Sharp, heavy (but I knew that going in) and seems very well built. AF is a little noisy and maybe a little slower than my Canon 70-200 f/2.8 II. Appears a little sharper than my Canon 70-200 f/2.8 II.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction, Very Good IQ
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Wow!

RT, B&H Photo
17 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I'm a Nikon shooter and have always been a bit picky with my lenses. I've used only Nikon glass both fast primes and fast zooms. I've used the 105mm 2.8 macro for several years with great results but often want a little more reach. I've been hoping for a reboot of Nikon's 200mm macro lens as I'm hesitant to spend that much on a 20 year old lens with no VR.
  • Pros: Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

As good as it gets

Donald Scarinci, Amazon
16 March 2014
  • Summary: This is a good lens for the price. The only reason not to buy this lens is if you are waiting for Nikon to refresh its 200mm Macro lens. That one is about the same price as this Sigma without the vibration reduction and updated lens coatings in this one. For more information see [...
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