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Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS Macro


A short telephoto macro lens from Sigma.

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Lens Category: Macro
Purchase Link: Buy Now at B&H Photo!
GENERAL:  
List Price (USA): $969
In Production: Yes
Year Launched: 2011
OPTICS:  
Format: FX (Full-Frame)
Optical Construction: 16 Elements in 11 Groups
Min. Focusing Distance (cm): 31.2
Max. Magnification (x): 1.00
Reproduction Ratio: 1:1
APERTURE:  
Max. Aperture: F2.8
Min. Aperture: F22
Number of Aperture Blades: 9
Aperture Ring: No
FOCUSING:  
Focus Type: AF-S (Silent wave motor)
Focusing Modes: AF, M
Full-Time AF Override: Yes
Internal Focusing: Yes
Macro: Yes
FEATURES:  
Stabilization: Yes
Weather Sealing: No
Tripod Collar: No
Internal Zooming: No
Other Features: Focus Limiter
DIMENSIONS:  
Filter Size (mm): 62
Weight (g): 725
ACCESSORIES:  
In the Box: Hood, Soft Case
Available Colors: Black
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1 Review

   I have used and still am using the predecessor of this magnificent lens, the Sigma 105 mm EX Macro, which would be to some extent the same model, lacking only the OS (optical stabilizer) and it's a AF system is a bit slower (but that is to be expected with macro lenses). Nonetheless this is a magnificent lens, optically I would say almost perfect, it is also extremely sharp and light. A main competitor for the Nikon Micro 105 mm AF-S, VR version, Sigma's OS system is claimed to be almost identical to Nikon's VR, both are superb performers.

   I am guessing that if you have a bit more money around definitely buy the Nikon version, as in the future if you need to resale it, the price would still be pretty decent. Sigma brand lenses always sell for a lot less than their original price and it is not always certain that they will work with newer versions of Nikon cameras. 

   So if you are thinking that in the near future you might want to resale this lens buy the Nikon, but talking in terms of performance this is an excellent lens for a pretty decent price.