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Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO-Macro DG HSM

Examples (Various, D800E)

The Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro DG HSM delivers pleasing results for medium distance as well as for close-up.

These examples give a sensor of the overall style of image rendition at close to medium distance on a variety of subjects. Performance at long range cannot be told here.

General comment on usability

In terms of “shooting pleasure”, a large lens like the 180/2.8 APO has its own un-appeal compared to the simplicity of a camera like Sigma’s DP3 Merrill: for walk-around shooting it is so much more fun to use the DP3M, and I feel I can make more and better images.

The foregoing cannot be taken as criticism of the 180/2.8 APO, but is offered as a practical consideration in general: it takes considerable care to work with a larger and heavy lens, which might not be the right choice for many photographers.

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Nikon D800E + Sigma 180/2.8 APO

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