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.
Summary: This is the only lens that I have seen that allows you to go from Macro to distance photography in one jump. This is a must have for the backpacker who might experience macro on the ground and birds in the air on the same field trip.
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 have owned this lens now for about a month. It was bought to be used on a Nikon D700, D2x, and D200. I have already taken it on a vacation trip to Mesa Verde, Colorado and it performed flawlessly. It does hunt somewhat at close macro distances but I would prefer manual focus on extreme close ups anyway. The reviews talk about the sturdiness and tank-like quality and this is true but it is easy to handhold at normal shutter speeds.
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: Similar to other reviewers,I too had a 105mm Sigma lens prior to purchasing the Sigma 180mm-and I also wanted more distance from the insects I was photographing.After having been stung by wasps when photographing them,I decided the added expense of longer focal length was necessary.Using a Nikon D-80 and occasionally a Sigma ringlight flash,I was able to obtain outstanding shots with the recommended F/32 setting.Of course,contrary to some reviewers negative comments...