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Sigma APO Macro 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens for Canon EF

BH #SI18028AMEOC • MFR #107-101
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Sigma APO Macro 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens for Canon EF
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three FLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
Optimized for close-up work, this Canon EF-mount APO Macro 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM from Sigma is a unique medium telephoto lens, also characterized by a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture and apochromatic designation. The optical design employs three FLD elements to virtually eliminate chromatic aberrations and color fringing throughout the focusing range for improved clarity and color rendering. A Super Multi-Layer Coating has also been applied for greater contrast when working in strong lighting conditions.
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Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM Overview

Optimized for close-up work, this Canon EF-mount APO Macro 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM from Sigma is a unique medium telephoto lens, also characterized by a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture and apochromatic designation. The optical design employs three FLD elements to virtually eliminate chromatic aberrations and color fringing throughout the focusing range for improved clarity and color rendering. A Super Multi-Layer Coating has also been applied for greater contrast when working in strong lighting conditions.

Complementing the optics, this macro lens is also of course distinguished by its 1.5' minimum focusing distance and life-size 1:1 maximum magnification ratio, as well as a floating internal focus design that maintains consistent performance throughout the focusing range. A Hyper Sonic Motor affords quick and quiet autofocus performance while an Optical Stabilizer minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Additionally, a removable, rotating tripod collar is included to better support working with the lens atop a tripod or monopod.

Telephoto prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 288mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture is well-suited for working in available light conditions and also provides greater control over the focus position when using shallow depth of field techniques.
Ideal for macro shooting, this lens offers a life-size 1:1 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 1.5' to suit working with close-up subjects.
Apochromatic optical design utilizes three "F" Low Dispersion (FLD) elements to significantly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and color fidelity.
A Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to lens elements in order to minimize lens flare and ghosting and contribute to producing contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery, even in backlit conditions.
Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM), along with an internal focusing design, realizes quick and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Floating elements system helps to maintain consistent image quality throughout the entire focusing range.
Optical Stabilizer system minimizes the appearance of camera shake to benefit making sharper imagery when shooting handheld.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
A removable, rotating tripod collar offers well-balanced support for photographing atop a tripod or monopod with either vertical or horizontal shooting orientations.
Compatible with optional APO 1.4x EX DG and APO 2x EX DG teleconverters.

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

Focal Length180mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View13.7°
Minimum Focus Distance1.54' / 47 cm
Maximum Magnification1x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:1
Optical Design19 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size86 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.74 x 8.03" / 95 x 203.9 mm
Weight3.61 lb / 1640 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.71 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.45 x 7.1 x 7.05"

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

FANTASTIC

By Ed
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-06-17

HAVE ONLY HAD THE LENS FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS, BUT IN THAT SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME IT HAS PERFORMED OUTSTANDING. ESPECIALLY TOWARD F 5.6 F8 HAVE A NIKON 105 F2.8 MACRO OLDER VERSION, & WITH THE SIGMA I DO LIKE THE EXTRA WORKING DISTANCES. ONLY NEGATIVE IS THE LENS HOOD 4 ME AT TIMES A BIT TOUCH TO GET ON & I GET NERVOUSABOUT IT BEING SECURED, & IT DOESN'T SEEM AS GOOD OF QUILITY.

What a pleasant surprise

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-31

After 65 years of taking photographs (I didn't start until I was 12), I have my first macro lens. I use this lens on both Nikon D850 and D500 bodies, but mostly on the D850. While the build quality is fine, this is not a weather proof lens and does not have the heft and feel of the Sport lenses from Sigma. The optical performance of the lens is all I could expect or ask of a lens. I have no experience with other macros to make a comparison to, but there is nothing more I would ask of this lens.

SIGMA 180 2.8 EX DG HSM CANON

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-09-15

After a long and hard debate over a Macro Lense . I finally Purchased the Sigma 180 DG EX HSM Canon. Excellent built quality, fantastic feel as well. Very fast Auto focus. I have the Canon 5D iii Body. Calibrated the lense with micro adjustment plus 5. Amazing speed and accuracy. Honestly better lense then the Canon 180 3.5 . I also use the Sigma teleconverter 2.0x with this lense. view the picture and determine the image quality. Picture is worth a thousand words.

Impressive lens with its own set of possibilities

By Greg
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-01-26

I have owned this lens for 2 weeks and have used it only for shooting flowers. IMHO, this is a great lens for its specialized purpose of shooting small objects from a distance, and its use may be awkward in confined areas. The long reach produces great background compression. The focus is very sharp from wide open to about f/22, and the transition from selective focus to background blur at f/2.8 is very nice. Even with OS, its heft (slightly greater in diameter and weight than a Nikon 70-200mm lens) makes it difficult for me to take hand-held shots, but others may have steadier hands than me. I look forward to exploring many new possibilities with this lens.

Best macro lens you can buy.

By Marilyn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-05-20

Uber sharp. Great Bokeh. The previous Sigma macro gave me the edge I needed to win several places in a past Valley Landfund Photo Contest. (That contest attracted one the best of the best.) This is even BETTER. BUY THIS LENSE.

This is the Glass YOU Want.

By Dik
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-08-03

Bought this lens over the Canon model and believe me, it was the right choice! This lens is AMAZING in the field. It is a little hefty, but not as bad as people make it out to be. I have a battery grip on my camera which helps counter-balance the rig and I think the combo performed well above my expectations....which were high to begin with. Image quality is top shelf!!! Image stabilization....WOW!

Great on the majors, a couple of hickups on the minors...

By Don
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-18

I wasn't too sure about this lens to start with. Like what's with the two-part lens hood? I applaud the concerned to have hood-options for both full- and cropped-sensor camera users; but if there is a need for two options then why not just make two complete hoods instead of a two-part hood for crop? Certainly the cost of a little more plastic isn't prohibitive. And speaking of lens hoods, these two hood pieces don't seem to be built as sturdy as those for Nikon brand lenses at similar or cheaper price points. A big disappointment was the fact that the stated aperture of f/2.8 drops all the way down to f/5 at times when shooting macro. I was close to returning this lens when I discovered this. If nothing else, at least put that in the product specs. But the bottom line is whether a lens is able to give a good end product, and so far this lens is a jewel in that aspect! My first shots on my full frame (D810) weren't so hot. Not sure if it took me learning the lens or if it was some fine tuning I did on the AF, but we got over that huddle and things are fine with that combo. It paired up with my cropped-frame D500 from the first shot. Images on both cameras are tack-sharp. Lens seems solid, and feels like a quality build. Tripod collar seems smooth and very functional, without being obtrusive. I've read reviews that speak of it being heavy. I have not found it to be so -- but then, I'm used to using the Nikon 200-500mm and even heavier 200mm f/2. While this is a fast lens (in non-macro mode) related to its maximum aperture, it is not what I would consider fast relative to focusing. The time required to acquire a focus lock is not impressive, but that can be helped some by use of the two-option range limiting switch on the side. So, while there are some disappointments, where it really matters this lens is a winner.

Great lens!

By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-08

Very sharp and good autofocus. Unlike the Nikon 105mm macro there is very little focus breathing with the Sigma, making focus stacking much easier with fewer artifacts around edges.

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Asked by: Ramin
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Asked by: Cecil
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The foot on the lens does not appear to be arch swiss compatible???????????
Asked by: Gregory
No foot available my guess, must use screw on arch swiss plate to foot of lens.
Answered by: Gregory D.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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