Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
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Just not up to par
The Alabama Photographer, B&H Photo
5 April 2015
Excerpt: After wanting to buy a macro lens I wanted to see what this lens could do. I had bought the Nikon 105mm macro and it was a defective copy. After testing it it was soft on all accounts. I was lucky and B&H's return dept. was second to none.(The Nikon 105mm is now made in China).
Summary: This is a macro lense, so of course I use it for nature close-ups. I shoot 20,000+ snaps a year of butterflies and dragonflies. For dragonflies and damselflies manual focusing is essential, and the Sigma lens makes this very difficult by having a stiff focusing ring.
Summary: This is a sharp lens, but it did not meet up to my expectations, especially given how expensive it is. One reason I bought this lens is because of the optical stabilization. I was hoping that I could take macro shots without a tripod.
Summary: It is a good lens , but for the cash .. meh. I bought this lens for butterflies as i wouldn't have to get so close . I also have the Canon 100mm is L series macro . Comparing the two , the Canon poops all over this for sharpness , and it's cheaper .