Sigma 180mm F/3.5 HSM IF 1:1 Macro for Nikon

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  1. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Lens is in almost perfect condition! A small spot of finish loss on the tripod collar, rubbed off by the camera bag. No dust, scratches, or fungus on any of the elements or aperture blades. Comes with both lens caps and Sigma lens bag. Located in Maryland, but am more than happy to ship it anywhere!

    $300

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    Mark


     
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    I used to have an example of this lens back in the mid 2000s. It is very handy to have a long telephoto macro lens. This lens gives you a full one to one or life-size reproduction at 18 inches from the film plane, it is a really good lens for insect and butterfly uses, and it is very handy to have a long telephoto macro lens.

    It is a really good lens for insect and butterfly and herp photos.
     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    No one should be taking pictures of their herps...
     
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    I was at one time using a Nikon 180 mm ED-if autofocusing f/2.8 and either a 12mm or a 20 mm extension tube from Kenko, but it is much easier to use a real macro lens than it is to use a long tele plus an extension tube.
    The Sigma was a decent performer optically and my best frog and butterfly close-ups were made back in 2006 with this lens
     

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