Reviews and Problems with Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro
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KristinePPhoto, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: This is a fantastic macro lens, and it produces gorgeous images. The IS is loud (the manual describes it as "chattering,") so I tend to not use that a whole lot, but other than that, it's a great lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Super sharp images
Excerpt: The images this lens creates are stunning. Crisp images with beautiful bokeh.The AF likes to hunt but its a fairly moot point because shooting macro its quicker to dail it in manually anyway and the lens makes this very easy to do. The optical stability is a bit noisy but it performs wonderfully.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens has outstanding quality. The build feels durable. This lens is super sharp. Being 1: 1 ratio, it is very hard to have the whole image in focus with wide open aperture. No fault of the lens... just a flat sensor trying to recording texture. That's the way macro is being so close.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Same as Raftrdude - I've never been able to open the lens up to f/2.8 on my Nikon D700. Aside from that, I really have had a great time with this lens. I received it as a Christmas present last year and I didn't do much with it until I took a macro course but after that, it has spent A LOT of time...
Very nice lens, quite sharp and the OS system is ...
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...
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.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
Excerpt: Image quality is good. Bokeh is good - not great, but then neither is the Nikon 105. Chromatic aberration is non-existent.Autofocus is slow, though. Slower than the Nikon 105, and much slower than a pro Nikon lens. Though this is not surprising for a macro lens.
Pros: Accurate autofocus, Consistent Output, Durable, High resolution, Strong Construction