Summary: I bought this lens 2 years ago for $489.00. During those two years it was my go-to glass for gardening shots, desert flowers, and occasional portrait shots. Good solid product, crisp glass, and did the job no-fuss/no-bother. Then I lost it in the Sonoran desert doing cactus and landscape shooting.
Excerpt: Sometimes it's spot on sharp, other times not so sharp depending on light, movement, but I was impressed with the quality of my pictures with this lens, considering the price was a third of what a comparable Canon lens would cost. Durable, doesn't feel cheap.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I'm taking a class on macro photography, and I purchased this lens for the class. The images are very sharp, the lens works really well in low light. It does not autofocus on my camera, but I use manual focus for macro anyway. I'm pleased with the lens, it performs as expected.
Excerpt: I was surprised with the results of this affordable 100mm macro. Images came out very sharp at 1: 1 macro. It is light and easy to operate, despite de fact that took me a while to find out how to turn on the auto-focus by pushing the focus ring outward.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: Excellent lens. Bought it for macro photography and it has not disappointed me. Very sharp at all apertures. Have used it for portraits and headshots. Handles great. Nice bokeh. Came highly recommended at a great price. Much cheaper than the Nikon 105mm and no sacrifice on quality.
Excerpt: I must admit that I had my doubts when I ordered this lens. I first heard about when Anthony Morganti recommended it in one of his Youtube videos. I decided to do some research and, much to my surprise, the lens matched its Canon contemporaries in all areas except focusing speed and chromatic...
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: I already LOVE this lens! Granted, this is my first macro lens so I really can't compare it to others, but I took it out for a test drive in my backyard and am very impressed with how easy it is to get a great shot!
Excerpt: Received my lens today and first thing I noticed was the weight. Not a complaint, just an observation since it requires so much glass.Second thing I noticed was that it does not auto focus with my D3300 : (However, I will most likely keep it because of the price and manual focus is better for macro...