Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO MACRO 180mm F3.5 EX DG /HSM
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5 August 2013
Summary: Good lens for this price! The body is solid and very heavy! But I expect more magnification on greater distances. If you what more magnification at greater distances look for telephoto lens - they can get 1:2 at much more distance.
Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX DG IF HSM APO Macro review by Dennis Ernst
Dennis Ernst, slrgear.com
25 April 2011
Summary: I spent a good deal of time reading reviews before I purchased this lens. It proved to be an excellent choice. I get very positive comments on work I've done with this lens. It is built like a tank and is both solid but also a bit heavy. After 3 years of use it shows now wear nor has developed any issues. The longer working distance is very helpful in working with live subjects in the field. It also gives you just a little more focus distance too. The auto focus is slow.
Pros: Very sharp, solid build, smooth bokeh, cost effective
Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX DG IF HSM APO Macro review by elho_cid
6 March 2011
Summary: I own a non-DG versionof this lens, Pentax mount. Pentax version is driven from the camera body, not a HSM. Still with camera like K-5 the AF is instant and accurate, usable for tracking of flying birds or sports. The optics is first class, no reservations. I beleve it is better buy than 200/2.8 - larger and half stop slower, but also macro and APO.
Pros: sharpnes and bokeh, fast AF
Cons: not compatible with my SuperA or with AF1,7TC (communication problems), AF/MF switch
Summary: I have wanted a macro lens for about 5yrs now . When this deal came along. The lens is a canon ef 180mm f/3.5l usm macro lens . Although I have taken great photos with canon zoom lenses for my up close shots. I have always just been alittle disappointed in the super fine details .With this lens , not any more , and I can also use it as a regular zoom lens to get that little bit more detail that allows my photos look like the professionals , some of my friends all ready...
Summary: I am am million plus exposer photographer who studied with Ansel Adams--I have a 500mm Zeiss f5.6 macro--and the Tamron is every bit as good--and a lot easier to use. It took me two months to find one for a good price (the fellow had lost the tripod mount part--$30 from Tamron) and I saved about $200--I recommend it without reservation.
Summary: I purchased this lens for taking close ups of a infants body parts, hands-feet-eyes-belly button-ears-nose, etc. Lens is great because the focal length allows me to not be right on top of my subjects.
Summary: I am a current owner of the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS... And I LOVE It... However, this lens, just from a few test shots, shows its beauty! It stands up to the expectations of a L-Series Canon Lens... I find this lens worth it $$$ alone for the sharpness, vibrant colors, and the ability to get within a few inches of the from of the lens to find focus! I am looking forward to Bugs, Flowers & Butterflies come springtime!!! I even took a few headshots indoors, that looked great!
Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX DG IF HSM APO Macro review by lextalionis
18 June 2008
Summary: If you are looking for a 180mm 1:1 macro and don't want to break the bank, then at roughly $700 USD this lens will save a ton of cash over the Nikkor and Canon equivalents. However, if you pride yourself with the very best IQ and smooth bokeh, then compare this lens with the others. I feel this lens has slightly less IQ and smooth bokeh compared to the Canon 180mm L version.
Pros: More affordable and solid build.
Cons: Slightly lower IQ than the Canon/Nikkor versions.
Summary: I also own the 100mm f/2.8 and the MPE-65 macro lenses from Canon. The 180mm, however, allows me to photograph insects without having to be so close to them that I scare them away. Very fast auto focus. The only draw back to this lens is it's weight. It is quite heavy, but if you typically shoot L series lenses, you are used to the weight. Overall, it has been a great addition to my collection.