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Sigma AF 180 mm f/ 3.5 APO MACRO EX DG HSM Lens

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Sigma AF 180 mm f/ 3.5 APO MACRO EX DG HSM lens

Sigma AF 180 mm f/ 3.5 APO MACRO EX DG HSM lens

Sigma AF 180 mm f/ 3.5 APO MACRO EX DG HSM lens


Sigma AF 180 mm f/ 3.5 APO MACRO EX DG HSM MTF Chart

Optical design

Sigma AF 180 mm f/ 3.5 APO MACRO EX DG HSM optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S, Sony A / Minolta A, Nikon F (FX, DX), Sigma SA

Optical design: 13/10 (2SLD)

Features: Ultra-Sonic Motor, Macro lens
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Average price: $1107


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Additional information:

The Sigma AF 180 mm f/ 3.5 APO MACRO EX DG HSM

  • Hyper Sonic Motor autofocus drive (HSM)
  • Manual focusing is available without switching  AF>MF modes
  • Floating system of internal focusing
  • The front lens does not rotate during operations
  • Rotation angle of the focusing ring approx. 180°
  • Diagonal angle of view 13.7°
  • Minimum working distance 23 cm
  • Max. magnification 1:1
  • Diameter 80 mm.
  • It is compatible with Sigma 1.4x  (AF from 1.2 m) and 2.0x (MF) APO teleconverters
  • Hood LH780-02 (bayonet, length 90 mm) included
  • Detachable tripod mount ring and a case included

The Sigma AF 180mm F3.5 APO MACRO EX DG HSM is a high-quality full format telephoto macro lens for shooting miniature objects at a long distance and which can be used as a telephoto lens with shallow depth of field.

The lens is equipped with a 3-mode focus limiter switch. Besides a full-range mode, two limited modes are available: from 46 to 61 cm and from 61 cm to infinity.

Chromatic aberrations increase on stopping down (increase of aperture values from f/8 to f/32), which is uncharacteristic of telephoto lenses.

Evaluation of Sigma designations:

  • AF for autofocus.
  • APO- an apochromatic lens, minimizing chromatic aberration. Lenses designated APO can be used with EX teleconverters.
  • HSM - a uhyper sonic motor drive providing silent and fast focusing.
  • EX - a high-quality line of lenses, combining reliability, convenience and excellent optical characteristics.
  • IF - a mechanism of internal focusing does not affect the lens size while focusing and without the front element rotation.
  • DG - a full format lens optimized for DSRL cameras.
  • MACRO - macrography with the max. magnification ratio of 1:1.

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Posted by: dv   Date of publication: 20.10.2010

Mechanical quality4.001
Optical quality5.001
Pricing / Value4.001
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