Reviews and Problems with Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro
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Beautiful Lens for Macro Photography on Nikon Cameras
B. Petrofsky, Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: I LOVE this lens. It takes amazing photos on my Nikon D800. For whatever reason, on the D800, to get proper exposure with this lens, manually set exposure to -1.0 Stop. Otherwise pictures are overexposed. Macro photos with this lens are amazing.
Summary: Since I've been wanting to do more nature/outdoor photography, I decided that I could use a good macro lens that would work with my Canon Rebel T2i to take some nice shots of small insects, flowers, etc. After going through my options for macros, I went with this lens because of all the positive reviews. Here's my experience with it: Focal Length: This lens is of course a prime lens meaning that you can't zoom.
Excerpt: I use it mostly outdoors for insects, small flowers, dew drops, frost etc. Coming from the "old school" I always used tripod. Until I tried the Sigma with two levels of image stabilization and focus limits. I have great results handheld at 1/50s. Of course Sony's focus peaking function is very helpful as well. Outstanding colors, bokeh and sharpness. Heavy.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Relatively lightweight and super accurate. Tried it shooting flowers and small insects. Tack sharp. I own the 120-300 Sigma sports lens and this one is so much easier to handle, especially on the D4. I own 3 of the newer Sigma lenses and feel that they really stepped up their game in the last couple of years. Super satisfied will all of them. Thanks Sigma!
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I've rented a few other macro lenses for our weddings. We specifically use the macro lens for shots of the ring. I liked the Canon 100mm f2.8L lens, but had heard that the Sigma version was very close in comparison. When I saw that this lens had a $ rebate bringing the price down to $ less than the Canon model, I decided to take a chance. I'm glad that I did too! It has performed just as well as the Canon L lens.
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Just got back from a trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. This lens was marvelous for photos of pictographs, flowers, waves and closeups of people. I found that I could use it in many more places than I thought I could. It's great, and I love it!
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
just some info you might not know about sigmas 1.4 times adapter for Canon Camra's DSLR's & EOS's
ezs "EZ,,", Amazon
17 August 2014
Summary: Magnificent lens, Way better than Canon's macro, and if you have the adapter, form, Sigma 1.4mm to Canon Camera's it's like having an extra micro Lens ,,,,,cropped Canon lens have a 1.6 crop unless you have a FULL FRAME and that still increases your Macro setting for 105mm-to 168mm,,,,,,,and for Cropped lens its the 'Sigma 1.4mm to Canon' with this you can get your Marco's to 147mm- to with the 1.4 extended a = 210mm
fantastic macro lens, doubles as a wonderful portrait lens
Stephen Mahanes, Amazon
13 August 2014
Summary: Tested Camera Body: Sony DSLR-A900 Oh my gosh, where to start. This is one of the best lenses I've ever had the joy of handling. PRO: -Optical stabilizer works great! (Mode 1 is for horizontal or vertical shake, for still subjects. Mode 2 is vertical-only, for panning shots of moving subjects.) -105mm is wonderful for portraits. -f2.8 is nice and fast, makes nice defocused backgrounds. -HSM Autofocus is quick when limited appropriately.