Summary: I'm writing this after only two days with this lens, but so far I love it. One of my favorite things to photograph is nature up close: flowers, butterflies, bugs, etc. I'm finding this to be the perfect focal length for that sort of work, making it easy to fill the frame with a small subject and...
Excerpt: Just getting into macro photography and really needed to get a macro lens. Was looking at the Canon 100mm f2.8L which is Very Good but pricy. A friend advised I check the Sigma 105mm macro and when I did I found it basically has the same features as the Canon at a much more affordable price.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I mostly shoot film. My SLRs, those with good pentaprisms, use film, and so I was looking for a lens that would work with an autofocus SLR. So far I have tried this lens with the single camera that happened to be just about out of Fuji Velvia -- my Rebel 2000.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: For me I think this is the perfect lens. If you're thinking of purchasing one like it the main decision you'll be making is choice of focal length. I like 105 mm but I know some photographers would prefer a length of around 50 mm.
Excerpt: Right out of the box this lens was awesome. 3rd picture captured was a bumble bee on a flower - amazing detail. As with any new lens takes a bit of practice to get used to. It's a lot of fun seeing the small world up close. Also used for portraits of my animals and these show super sharp details.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction