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Sigma-105mm-f2-8-ex-dg-os-hsm-macro.32931125
9.3 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

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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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

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.<br />The replacement lens arrived as scheduled.<br /><br />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.
  • 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.<br />The replacement lens arrived as scheduled.<br /><br />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.
  • 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 &quot;macro world&quot; I see what I've been missing and now I'm already thinking about buying a macro slide (The DOF is very thin !).
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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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

Nice lens, sometimes slow to focus

Skeva, Adorama
13 August 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a nice lens that is capable of producing very sharp images. Generally I am very pleased with it, but the only thing that is somewhat annoying is the fact that it often will hunt through the full focusing range when being used for macro work. The solution is to set the focus range switch to the near range setting. This gives mixed results though as sometimes it fails to find the correct focus position.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Great image quality
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Definite Recommend

jbenef, Adorama
13 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Very nice Macro lens
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

sharp as a tack, beautiful bokeh

BJP in SEA, Adorama
5 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I had read numerous reviews of this lens prior to purchase. I debated between this Sigma and the new Tamron 90mm. What really sold me was the consistent praise of this Sigma's bokeh and sharpness. I have been very pleased with the results and can highly recommend this lens.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Glass

J. Bailey, Amazon
21 April 2011
  • Summary: I use this for commercial product photography. Due to the nature of the products, I prefer manual focus, but the AF is still pretty good. Image quality is very good; low distortion. I recommend this one for the jobs I have it doing.
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