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Sigma-105mm-f2-8-ex-dg-os-hsm-macro.32931125
9.4 out of 10

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro

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Reviews and Problems with Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro

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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice lens, quite sharp and the OS system is ...

Haruna, Amazon
29 July 2014
  • Summary: Very nice lens, quite sharp and the OS system is excellent. The reason that it is not a 5 star is it loses maxim aperture really quick, if focused with 1 meter the maxim aperture is no longer 2.8, I used a nikon 85mm F3.5G micro before and it keeps its maxim aperture better than that (although it still loses its maxim aperture when focused close, that's a common property of microlenses).
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Lens but hard to get used to.

Tim, B&H Photo
17 May 2014
  • Excerpt: The lens does what it claims to and takes fairly good photos. It's difficult to avoid blur and it shoots best from a tripod. The photo below was taken on a tripod and the deer was about twenty feet away from me when I took it. It's a slow lens and in limited light noise will become a problem as you boost your ISO to compensate. Using it for macro it works well being held held provided you have a good base and there is enough light.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Very sharp

Sago, B&H Photo
2 April 2014
  • Excerpt: work very well, the OS is a little bit noisey, good value for the money
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

First dedicated Macro

Pribby, B&H Photo
31 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I will be using this product for flower photography mostly. It was a toss up between this lens and the name brand and I didn't want to be too snobby so I thought I would give this a try. In all of my shooting with it so far, I can see no visible differences between this lens and the name brand lens. This one is a little louder. At first I thought it was the auto focus that was loud but then realized it was the image stablization that was making the noise.
  • Pros: Consistent Output
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Sharp Lens

Marty, B&H Photo
25 December 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a very sharp one even wide open. The color is a little dull compare to Nikon.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp, AF Hunts

Kel, B&H Photo
24 December 2013
  • Excerpt: This is my first macro lens and for the most part I love it. Very sharp photos, haven't noticed any CA or distortion so far. The one negative that I've found is that the autofocus is slow and likes to hunt. I've found that it's actually faster and more accurate to use manual focus.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Auto focus hunts, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

105mm f2.8 macro HSM OS is a good lens

Paul, B&H Photo
17 December 2013
  • Excerpt: 105mm f2.8 OS is a good macro lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Difficult to Clean
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens for its limited purpose.

R. Ray, Amazon
13 December 2013
  • Summary: I ended up returning this lens as I bought a 70-200MM 2.8, so I have this distance covered (though no macro). I actually wasnt extremely impressed with the macro settings as I thought it wasnt as intuitive as I have seen Sigma lenses in the past (hence minus one star) but the lens takes great photos.
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Overall 8
8.0

My favorite lens by far!

Jessica, B&H Photo
21 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this to use with my Sony a200 about 4 years ago. I have used many other types of lenses but this one is my favorite. It produces great results almost every time. The photos attached were taken without using a flash and without a tripod so you can see what this lens is capable of. The only reason I didn't give this lens 5 stars is because the auto focus (motor) broke. I baby my lens and have never dropped or abused it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Good Macro and Portrait Lens

photographme, B&H Photo
19 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Photozone and DXO Mark rate this lens as being the best 1: 1 Macro lens for Nikon. The Zeiss is optically superior except for the fact that it lacks AF, image stabilization, and only magnifies at 1: 2, so if those features are important to you then your choice should be the Sigma I tested this lens on a copy-stand with a focus chart and compared it to the Nkon 85mm 1.8G which is widely considered to be the best resolving lens for DSLR (as of 5-19-13).
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Sharp To The Borders
  • Cons: Image Stabilization
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