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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

Works well, better value than the Nikon

Wade, Adorama
8 April 2014
  • 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. It does seem to be pretty accurate, though. In any case, for 1: 1 macro AF is of little importance anyway.But, the manual focus ring is not very good.
  • Pros: Accurate autofocus, Consistent Output, Durable, High resolution, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Average Vr, Poor manual focus, 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

It's worth for the money spent

Adji, Adorama
21 January 2014
  • Excerpt: First, thanks to Adorama for the excellent and fast service to replace the defective lens.The replacement lens arrived as scheduled.The lens is heavy. It produces sharp images if it get at the correct focus as the autofocus was some kind like hunting. Most of the time it happened at close distance with small object and no contrast colour with the surrounding area. Also in a low light environment.So, manual focus will help this out-of focus dilemma.
  • Pros: Built quality, Nice Bokeh, Reasonable Price Saving, Rugged
  • Cons: Heavy, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

It's worth for the money spent

Adji, Adorama
16 January 2014
  • Excerpt: First, thanks to Adorama for the excellent and fast service to replace the defective lens.The replacement lens arrived as scheduled.The lens is heavy. It produces sharp images if it get at the correct focus as the autofocus was some kind like hunting. Most of the time it happened at close distance with small object and no contrast colour with the surrounding area. Also in a low light environment.So, manual focus will help this out-of focus dilemma.
  • Pros: Built quality, Nice Bokeh, Reasonable Price Saving, Rugged
  • Cons: Heavy, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Good lens for the money.

wnchikerphotographer, Adorama
7 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I am rating this at 4 stars since I have no experience with other macro lenses and so far I am satisfied with it's performance. This is my first macro lens and I decided to purchase this over the Nikkor lens solely on price. I have included several photos using this lens attached to this review. Being new to the "macro world" I see what I've been missing and now I'm already thinking about buying a macro slide (The DOF is very thin !). This lens will serve me well.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, 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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