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Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens for Nikon DSLR Camera

by Sigma
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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  • Close focussing macro lens
  • Opticaly Stabilised
  • F/2.8^1:1 Macro Reproduction
  • Full Frame and APSC Compatible
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 321.1 x 12.7 x 7.9 cm ; 1.1 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: 258306
  • ASIN: B0058NYW3K
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 30 Jun 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,963 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Produced in their legendary Aizu facility in Japan, Sigma presents their 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM prime lens. Building on 50 years of innovation in precision optics design and craftsmanship, the 105mm is a mid telephoto macro lens and direct successor to the widely acclaimed Sigma APO Macro 105mm F2.8 EX DG lens. Building on the success of its predecessor, the 105mm encompasses several advanced optical and design features which help to reduce various aberrations and loss of focus. Deep, clear and sharp images are produced as a result, making this lens a great value mid power offering to any budding photographer.

Sigma's dedicated Optical Stabilisation system offers a 4 stop blur correction

Sigma's dedicated Optical Stabilisation system offers a 4 stop blur correction

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The Lens Design

Design features make up the foundation of the Sigma 105mm lens. The most prominent feature is Sigma’s dedicated Optical Stabiliser system which is new to this model. The system offers an effective blur correction over 4 stops, helping to stabilise the image and counter shake. It is also linked to the viewfinder, allowing for more accurate previews and thus in focus images. The lens features Sigma’s in-house developed inner focussing system, which both eliminates the need to extend the barrel, reducing light loss, and the need to rotate the front lens. In staying fixed, the front lens can accommodate a hood (used in conjunction with the supplied hood adapter) that helps to counter light related issues such as glare. The inner focussing system also allows for the use of Circular Polarising filters. The lens also features Sigma’s exclusive Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) which works to auto focus images in a fast, accurate and silent manner. Combined with the Optical Stabiliser system, the lens has an extraordinarily efficient focus over long distances. The lens is manufactured to Sigma’s high standards with a splash proof body constructed from strong but lightweight polycarbonate, layered in a hard-wear paint finish.

Macro 1:1

The Sigma 105mm is a true macro lens, capable of capturing an object on its sensor at the exact same size as the object exists. This 1:1 magnification capability gives the lens an unrivalled ability to create scaled and realistic images. With an F-stop of 2.8, the lens is still capable of auto-focusing at a 1:1 magnification, very useful considering the often close-up style of photography that this type of lens is used for. Also when close-up, the 105mm focal length allows a user to increase the working distance between them and a subject giving the added benefit of reducing unwanted shadow formation in the composition.

2 SLD lens elements help to counter various colour and optical aberrations

2 SLD lens elements help to counter various colour and optical aberrations

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The Optical Composition

In all forms of lens construction, Sigma puts the highest emphasis on the quality and craftsmanship of the internal optics. As a result, the 105mm incorporates a set of cutting edge and unique optical features which work to create bright and sharp images, even at extreme close-up perspectives. Two out of sixteen lens elements are manufactured from Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass, renowned for its high resolution and light transmission properties. The SLD glass helps to counter various spherical and optical aberrations which are commonly found in macro lenses, such as chromatic aberration. The SLD elements also reduce field curvature and ensure high rendering performance at all shooting distances.

9 Diaphragm blades produce a much more desirable Bokeh effect

9 Diaphragm blades produce a much more desirable Bokeh effect

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The lens incorporates a 9 blade diaphragm which constructs a desirable blur (bokeh) effect on out of focus areas. The diaphragm also smoothes out intense back lighting, making them appear as rounded highlights as opposed to areas of over exposure. This effect helps to over emphasise the foreground subjects and smooth out the background, creating a well balanced image. Finally, Sigma applies Super Multi Layer coatings to all lens elements, which work to create an optimum colour balance by reducing the damaging effects of ghost and flare. The coatings also help to maximise light transmission to the DSLR’s sensor.

Super Multi Layer coatings work to eliminate flare and ghost irregularities

Super Multi Layer coatings work to eliminate flare and ghost irregularities

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A Lens Most Applicable For......

With a medium focal length of 105mm and macro 1:1 magnification, this Sigma lens is a perfect match for any photographer who would like to compose close-up or portrait images. Quick and accurate auto focussing combined with a dedicated Optical Stabiliser, mean that close-up and handheld images can be composed with accuracy and ease. The greater working distance accommodated by the 105mm focal length and the silent nature of the HSM, also make the lens ideal for taking close-up images of insects and other wildlife, subjects that by nature are easily scared off. The superior splash proof design helps protect the lens outdoors, when in pursuit of such nature. Finally, the first class optics allow for close-up subjects to be displayed in stunning clarity, opening up a previously unattainable world for photographers.

A range of separately available Sigma APO teleconverters can be used in conjunction. The converters substantially increase the focal length of the lens and in doing so allow users to increase their working distance from a subject while still maintaining a 1:1 macro magnification.

Box Contains

  • Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM
    Lens Hood
    Lens Hood Adapter
    Fitted Padded Case
    Front and Rear Caps
    Instruction Manual
    1 Year Warranty Card


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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Lens 11 May 2013
    Verified Purchase
    This is my first dedicated Macro Lens and it is fantastic, it took a while to understand the macro function and I nearly sent it back. I decided to do some research first and I'm glad I did, if you are a 'first time Macro user' then you need to understand that the apperture works differently on a macro lens.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! 15 Aug 2013
    By Has
    What a superb lens for macro photography and portraits.

    Previously I was using an extension tube on the kit lens for my Nikon D3100.

    The problem with that setup is the very narrow DoF and also I had to be extremely close to anything that I wanted to take a photo of.

    With the Sigma lens I can stay at a relatively safe distance that wont startle any little critters.

    I've only been using this lens for over a week and I have managed to take some shockingly good shots.

    I highly recommend this lens and the customer service from Dan H at Amazon was brilliant.

    Here's a photo taken with the Sigma:

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    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars One word.......Superb 24 Mar 2013
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    Super sharp macro lens, purchasing this is an absolute no brainer, I have used this and the vastly more expensive Nikon version, the pictures this produces are super sharp all round even when wide open....don't think twice just buy.
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    19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Macro Lens 30 Nov 2012
    By MT3
    This Sigma Macro Lens has been a perfect companion to my Nikon 3100 DSLR. I am a dentist who needs to take appropriate and accurate photographs of my patients' mouths. Add to the Sigma ring flash and I've now got the perfect equipment.
    This lens is easy to use and set up and communicates well with the camera body. No need to spend more on a Nikon lens when this really does a fantastic job.
    I'm sure it will work equally well if you're into taking photos of flowers or insects too! You could also consider a 60mm lens instead of a 105mm if you don't mind getting a little closer to your subject.
    Last piece of advice, always choose this sort of macro lens instead of a zoom macro lens (e.g Tamron) if you want to do proper macro photography.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love It 18 Dec 2013
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    Beautiful lens, crisp, sharp, lots of contrast, lovely detail from close up to landscape. Lots of useful controls. Excellent lens hood and lens case.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Nice sturdy lens 29 May 2013
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    Although it puts some extra weight to your camera, it feels and looks solid and well built. Takes really nice macro shots and is wrth the money, got it for over hundred pounds cheaper that the Nikkor version.
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    23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars excellent performer 1 Sep 2012
    By tubilah
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    I decided to buy this lens after reading a review in an independent magazine for Nikon users, in which this lens came out top of those tested, including Nikon's own 105 micro lens. I was not disappointed, this is a superb lens. The build quality is first class, it comes complete with a good quality padded case with carrying strap and the results mounted on a Nikon D700 with a nissin ring flash are extremely sharp. When zooming in on some test shots the detail was amazing ( I didn't realise lettuce leaves had minute hairs !) This is the sharpest lens I have owned by a country mile. Thoroughly recommended.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Keep a band-aid handy 1 Mar 2014
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    The Sigma 105mm macro lens is a superb piece of kit. Robustly engineered, and yes it feels weighty because of all the glass inside, but not hefty to be bothersome or cumbersome in use. It has a smooth motor, and the auto focus and optical stabilisation work wonderfully on my Nikon D3200 camera body. And for the images, well they are beyond all my expectations, and are the best I have known. Photographs with this Sigma lens are razor sharp, even without the use of a tripod in the macro scale, so much so you might need yourself a band-aid in case you cut yourself on them! The 105mm is ideal for macro photography, especially when taking shots of insects as it allows you to keep some distance from them to save scaring them off and from casting a shadow. But it is also a great lens for landscape, producing beautiful high quality results. There is no nasty purple fringing, and when you want to get up close and personal with your macro subject it allows you to capture such acute and amazing fine detail without distortion. All in all a beautifully crafted lens which produces amazing results, and a good price too. Highly recommended and deserved of 5 gold stars.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
    does everything it claims to do, rather heavy but has a good feel when mounted, good value when compared to more expensive glass
    Published 8 days ago by Robert Low
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great lens
    Super quality macro and a great portrait lens to boot. I am using this on my nikon d610 and am really pleased with the image quality
    Published 20 days ago by Mr
    5.0 out of 5 stars A great macro lens…
    …although, be warned, it weighs a ton; and is therefore best suited to tripod use. Superbly clear and quick focusing – you will not be disappointed!
    Published 1 month ago by S. Ward
    5.0 out of 5 stars My best picture yet
    I got this lens for the macro, this I am still practicing and have achieved some interesting photos, it's not easy though and I figure this is the art of macro photography, not an... Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Guy Healey
    5.0 out of 5 stars Most Excellent Lens! Extremely sharp
    Overall I would rate this lens very highly. When used on a tripod for close up macro work, this lens easily out classes both my Nikon 18-55mm kit lens and Nikon 70-300 telephoto... Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Alan
    5.0 out of 5 stars Sigma Macro.
    How can you describe a photo bargain like this? Razor sharp, high contrast and performs magnificently. Sheer and utter bargain!
    Published 2 months ago by Andrew Goloskof
    5.0 out of 5 stars Macro lens
    I looked at several reviews before deciding on this lens for my Nikon D70S. It is excellent for close-ups of flowers and insects - the long focal length means you don't have to get... Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Les Brett
    4.0 out of 5 stars Nice lens
    The lens was heavier than I expected, but the couple of shots that I have taken so far have been great, would have given it 5 starts but I haven't used it enough yet.
    Published 3 months ago by Dipesh Mistry
    5.0 out of 5 stars A much appreciated gift
    A much appreciated Christmas gift, bought for myself on behalf of a collection by others, I look forward to using it. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Roger H Mills
    5.0 out of 5 stars Don't think twice, this lens is perfect
    I have a Nikon 5100 and have been making do with Polaroid magnifying lenses for my macro shots. Having saved up for some type I took advantage of the great cashback offer and... Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Zoyechka
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