Reviews and Problems with Sigma MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG
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Excellent general purpose lens
11 May 2014
Summary: This lens is used on my D700 Nikon. Unit functions as well as a Nikkor lens at a lower price. Picture quality in all modes is excellent, color rendition is excellent, all functions work as if it were a Nikkor lens. Very satisfied with the lens.
Excerpt: I purchased this lens to shoot wedding rings with great detail. It will certainly do the job. The image stabilization will keep from from bring a tripod. I am very pleased with this lens and consider a good lens for the price (under $700).
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Summary: This lens is great for 1:1 macro, it's true macro pretty much. You'll most likely have to get a tripod for real close up shots, but wow! It's sharp at around f4 and f5.6. I have also been using this a portrait lens and the photos are coming out great as well! Definite not regretting this purchase, even though it wasn't from Amazon.
Summary: This one is a slightly older model. It works perfectly on my Canon 50D however. Picture quality is razor sharp at all apertures. Auto focus is slightly slower than hypersonic drives but still gets it done quite quickly. Excellent lens for the money.
Summary: Very nice lens. Photos are tack sharp. It is an older version lens that works great with my Sony cameras. Colors and contrast are also great. It is an awesome lens for the price, incredible bang for the buck.
Summary: My teachers in my college photography classes always harped to NEVER use third-party lenses for cameras. But honestly, I'm not going to spend $1000 (give or take) on the Nikon 105mm f/2.8 when I can get this Sigma brand for around $480. I use it on my D90, and I couldn't be more in love. When I read reviews on this lens before purchasing, some people had said that they thought the autofocus on it was slow and/or loud. I personally think it's pretty fast.
Summary: I've found this lense to be very useful and reasonably sharp. I think it's even better than the 24-120mm that I have for my Nikon. It focuses quick enough for my everyday photographs I would have no problem recommending this to others. It really sharpens up at f5.6 and stays that way to f22. It has a nice build and I think it will probably outlive me. It's balanced on the camera and is easy to focus manually. 72mm filter is large but not too inconvenient.