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9.2 out of 10

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

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Overall 10
10

"Lenszilla"!

Peter, B&H Photo
6 October 2014
  • Excerpt: As other reviewers have mentioned, I too got tired of waiting for Nikon to upgrade the venerable 200mm f/4.0D ED-IF AF Micro-Nikkor. But when Photokina 2014 came and went without Nikon"s announcing a succsessor; and with it still back-ordered at B&H, I decided to purchase the Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM. This is a big bruiser of a lens, even for a telemacro.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Good in low light, Good Working Distance, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Big 86mm Filter Dia, Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

mishal, Amazon
17 September 2014
Overall 10
10

An Awakening

fotolooney, B&H Photo
13 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I do a lot of close up and macro photography, and I have wanted a good 180mm macro for more years than I care to admit. I take pictures of insects, lizards, snakes, scorpions and other nervous creepy crawlers. That said, I will most often use this lens for general photography purposes, mostly outdoors. On my first test run, I used the lens to photograph buffalo and antelope in a state park.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

a must for macro work

ken_in_fortmyers, B&H Photo
24 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this for three reasons. 1) outdoor macro photo of local flowers and wildlife-works great, good sharp focus,great bokeh. 2) Photo's of pets and poeple again sharp and great bokeh 3)I wanted a fixed focal lenght lens in this focal lenght for general low light and outdoor photography since I had multilpe zooms. I was going for extra shapness and this len met the specalso I wantes image stabilization which nikon did not offer.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

sigma surprise

J, B&H Photo
31 July 2014
  • 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

One of my best Macro Lens

dmbTank, Amazon
21 June 2014
  • Summary: This lens really surprised me. I have other SIGMA lens and they normally are very good, so my expectation was set to a very good lens. However, this lens is a super performer. If you visit my truetoad site, Portfolio (macro and flowers) you will see a few examples. In the macro section you will find a "morning Life" image taken hand held in natural sunlight. In the flower section "my easter flower collection" you will find some examples.
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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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