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

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Five Stars

mishal, Amazon
17 September 2014
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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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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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Superb Sigma 180 f2.8 OS lens

Fernando Corrada, Amazon
23 September 2013
  • Summary: This lens is super sharp. The internal stabilization works very well allowing available light shots handheld. It is very rugged and much larger and heavier than my previous macro lens (Sigma 150 f2.8). It focuses fairly fast but it is not a not a match to the other lens that I frequently use for macro photography: a Nikon 300 f4 with a 1.4 X teleconverter.
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WOW

Gene A. Staver "gasrocks", Amazon
3 September 2013
  • Summary: I have been a professional photographer for over 40 years. I now have only the best equipment available. Before this lens I had the Sigma 150/2.8 Macro OS lens. Great, but this one is better. The 150 OS only gives you about 1.5 to 2 stops of help with the OS. This 180 has a full 4 stops of help - at any distance. Very fast AF though, to be honest, I only use MF. I have owned about 15 different macro lenses over the years.
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Great macro for Insects.

Netskimmer, Amazon
9 August 2013
  • Summary: This lens is great for insects since you can keep your distance a bit. It is also good for other macro shots as well since you don't have to get as close. Saves your knees and back since you don't have to get right on top of your subject and the extra distance helps get more light on your subject which can be a challenge in macro.
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Good Stuff

William, Amazon
23 February 2013
  • Summary: This lens is awesome. I work at a camera store and had the ability to take it out and demo it. It is sharp! It is slow to focus in auto focus, but overall awesome especially in manual focus.
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Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM Lens - For Nikon

Trevis Thomas, Amazon
20 November 2012
  • Summary: I can confirm that this is the Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM Lens - For Nikon. Ordered it today. Haven't played with it much yet. I'll try to add a more helpful review once i do but for now immediate reactions are: Large. Heavy. AF is amazingly fast. Optical stabilization seems very impressive. Max DOF at 1:1 is F/5 (I searched all over for this info but couldn't find it anywhere) bokeh looks pretty nice.
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What a lens

Ken Luikart, Amazon
9 November 2012
  • Summary: Fast, sharp and accurate! The image stabilizer is fantastic. My first one did have a defect but Adorama and Amazon got a new one to me within two days! I think it is the best fast 180 macro you can buy. Look at my facebook to see some images.
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Good but rather specialised lens

Geoffrey Foale "Crustacean", Amazon
1 May 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this as an update for the previous model which has done a lot of hard work and served me well. But it must be regarded as a special use lens. If you want something to photograph flowers, particularly handheld, or for dead insects under studio conditions you may well be better off with a smaller and cheaper lens which will also be handy for other general purpose photography.
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