Sigma 180mm F2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM
- F-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 Nikon F-mount Sigma 180mm F2.8 APO Macro 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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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 Nikon F-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.
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