Summary: I bought this in June 2014 and using it for macro. I am a beginner on macro but this lens will increase the passion for macro :) I am now looking for a lighting solution without giving up a fortune for Canon twin flash type solution.
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.
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...
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...