Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX APO DG HSM OS Macro

Last Updated (11 March’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Ephotozine

Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX APO DG HSM OS Macro is a high-speed macro lens that offers a magnification ratio of 1:1 and a focal length of 180mm. The lens created for compatible with Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Sigma DSLR Cameras. It features Optical Stabilizer Function, FLD Glass Elements that Reduce Aberration, Floating Inner Focusing System, Multi-Coating Reduces Ghosting and Flare, Hyper Sonic Motor for Quiet Focusing, and has Focus Distance of 18.5″ / 47cm. The lens measures (Diameter x Length) 3.74 x 8.03″ (95 x 203.9 mm) and weight 3.6 lb (1.63 kg).

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Expert Reviews

Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX APO DG HSM OS Macro Reviews

Ephotozine reviews the Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX APO DG HSM OS Macro and writes;
“Those serious about macro photography, using a telephoto focal length to increase the working distance will love this lens. It’s sharp, well built and very well featured.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Thephoblographer reviews the Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX APO DG HSM OS Macro and writes;
“Additionally, the bokeh of the lens is actually quite pleasant, with 9 aperture blades, and a longer focal length, this lens is quite capable of rendering some beautiful out of focus areas. This is plainly evident in macro images where your depth of field is incredibly thin and you actually have to stop down to get much in focus at all.”
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Photoreview reviews the Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX APO DG HSM OS Macro and writes;
“Rectilinear distortion was effectively negligible. Vignetting was detectable at f/2.8 but gone by around f/4. Even at f/2.8, it probably wouldn’t be noticeable in most situations and shouldn’t be an issue for potential purchasers since most modern cameras provide built-in corrections for both these aberrations.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Amateurphotographer reviews the Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX APO DG HSM OS Macro and writes;
“Optically, the lens is excellent, resolving a lot of detail with a high level of contrast. For those serious about their macro images, the Sigma APO Macro 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM is a great lens, especially as it has the dual purpose of being a mid-range telephoto.”
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Lenstip reviews the Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX APO DG HSM OS Macro and writes;
“The tested Sigma is equipped with an ultrasonic focusing mechanism (HSM); small wonder the autofocus works noiselessly.”
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Samples Images

Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX APO DG HSM OS Macro Sample Photos

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- Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX APO DG HSM OS Macro Sample Photos @ Sigmaphoto

Manual

Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX APO DG HSM OS Macro User Manual (PDF)

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Features

Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX APO DG HSM OS Macro Features

The Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX APO DG HSM OS Macro Lens is designed with construction consist of 14 elements in 19 groups. It also utilize 3 FLD glass elements for color aberration corrections, as well as a floating inner focusing system to reduce other aberrations such as field curvature and distortion, resulting in accurate scene rendition from 1:1 magnification to infinity. In addition, there is also a Multi-Layer coating which able to eliminate ghosting and flare as well as produce images with more contrast and sharpness.

With a rounded 9 blade diaphragm, the lens is able to create an attractive bokeh, especially when photographing at the maximum aperture or at 1:1 magnification. Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX APO DG HSM OS Macro uses a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) for quiet, high speed, and accurate autofocusing. Not only does it, it has an Optical Stabilizer (OS) that reduces the camera shake effects when shooting hand held.


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