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In summary, Sigma’s 180mm f/2.8 lens is a costly choice for everyday use but a bargain for macro-photography. But there is more to any lens than its price-tag alone and Sigma has produced here a lens of exquisite quality that is not only feature-packed but also capable of yielding both impeccable...
Fast f/2.8 aperture, Excellent sharpness, No colour fringing, Optical stabilisation, Padded carrying case, Removable tripod collar
Fiddly lens hood, Rather bulky
Is the Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know in The-Digital-Picture.com review!
Handling and features This telephoto macro lens from Sigma is the first 180mm macro lens capable of life size magnification with a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture. This lens also sports optical image stabilisation and silent HSM focusing, with full time manual override.
Like many of you, I have been a "Canon/Nikon" thinker in terms of the only way to purchase truly quality macro lenses. The third party alternatives always seemed to be a step down, rather than a step up, for me.
Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Really sharp lens but focusing, manual and Auto, stopped after 50 pictures and about 30 min of shooting. Returned it. What I did get out of using it: Need a tripod for macro/close up work; Stabilization has to be off with a tripod,so that is an expense that is probably not needed; It is a bit heavy...