As a super performance (SP) lens, this lens belongs to the best macro lenses in the world. It has very good resolution ability, strongly decreased light fall-off up to the edges, minimized chromatic aberration and excellent stray light behavior making this lens the first choice for digital APS-C and full frame cameras. This lens was constructed for macro functionality; however, it also makes an excellent figure with medium-tele shots and shines with its extremely sharp, high contrast and high brilliant results. The SP 180mm F/3.5 Di’s characteristics also lend themselves to indoor, close-range sports shooting and beautiful environmental portraiture. This lens stands in the tradition of the legendary 90mm 1:1 macro.
Apart from the long focal length the lens also offers a big working distance, which is often required for capturing images of small creatures. A special FEC (Filter Effect Control) function reintroduces ease to the use of a polarizing filter