This is a lens for anyone who wants to take real macro photos but need a little longer working distance. The image quality that this lens delivers is by modern standards is still quite amazing. Wonderful sharpness, fine contrasts, beautiful colors and soft background blur. With the extra working distance to get more light on his motives which is extremely important for macro photography, in any case, when you want a little more depth of field. Daytime in sunshine can take care squarely on small apertures without major problems, but otherwise is the lack of image stabilization a minus. For best results, flash and sound knowledge of lighting for macro photography! A standard manual flash on the extension arm and a homemade diffuser can produce amazing results. Also recommended a stable tripod and a trevägshuvud. For best results in a controlled environment, you should use manual focus (live view), exposing the mirror up, use a remote shutter release and hold your breath. :-)
+ Macro 1: 1
+ Great picture quality!
+ The working distance suits elusive insects and gives more light
+ Even with the flash of lightning bowel so keep you provide
+ Byggkvalitéten is high
+ Focus limiter
- Relatively expensive
- When will the replacement of Canon?
* No image stabilization and:
* Slow and chasing autofocus which provides:
* Restricted use!
* Far from point-and-shoot
* Knowledge Demanding
Sigma and Tamron have similar 180 / 3.5 Macro 1: 1.
The APS-C cropsensor the corresponding 160mm with:
Canon EF 100 / 2.8 USM Macro 1: 1 or
Canon EF 100 / 2.8 L IS USM Macro 1: 1
If you do not need the 1: 1 scale but still want to take close-up, explore until your current lens with extension rings!