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.
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...
Summary: Already in my possession is the older version of Nikon 105mm micro lens, I would like to explore a macro lens of a longer focal length. This lens is reasonably priced (I got it during promotion with the price just slightly higher than the sigma 150mm macro lens) and I have seen breathtaking photos taken by this lens on the internet. The photo quality of the images I have taken so far is excellent; the contrast and colour very close to Nikon lens.