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Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG HSM OS for Nikon
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The Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG HSM OS for Nikon
The Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon is a high-speed macro lens offering a magnification ratio of 1:1 and a focal length of 180mm. This lens is compatible with the Nikon F mount for use on full-frame and APS-C DSLRs.
The lens incorporates three FLD glass elements for color aberration corrections and a floating inner-focusing system to reduce other aberrations like field curvature and distortion, resulting in accurate scene rendition from 1:1 magnification to infinity. A Super Multi-Layer coating helps to eliminate ghosting and flare as well as produce images with more contrast and sharpness. The rounded nine-blade diaphragm also provides an appealing bokeh, especially when photographing at the maximum aperture or at 1:1 magnification.The integrated OS (Optical Stabilizer) system allows users to shoot handheld with shutter speeds up to four stops lower than usually possible. An HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) is also incorporated into the design, ensuring quick and quiet autofocusing.
Here’s another one of my "if you don’t already know what this is, you probably don’t want it" takes. This is a pretty large lens--one I’d recommend using a tripod with. The Optical Stabilization works very well, but, unless you’ve got strong hands, you’re going to tire after using it for a while.
But other than that, it’s an amazing lens. At 180mm you get a lot of distance between the lens and the subject, which simplifies lighting and positioning a great deal. The long focal length also tends to make the background more blurred, which really isolates the subject from the background.
It is, however, a specialty lens, so unless you’re a dedicated macro shooter, you’d probably be better off with a Nikon 105mm f/2.8L Micro VR, which is considerably smaller.
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