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

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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: 322.6 x 198.1 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: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,111 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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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Guy Healey on 2 Mar 2014
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    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 issue with this lens. What surprised me though is using it out of macro, it's great, for such a relatively small lens for the reach and aperture, I have secured some fantastic shots. It is becoming a favoured prime lens even if you have to move around more to frame the shot. The bokeh is very good, I have achieved better with this lens than my Sigma 50 f1.4 which is excellent at this, I guess the increased focal range helps. A very interesting lens fitted to my Nikon D7100, size and weight makes for a balanced setup and it's a joy to use.
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    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on 14 May 2014
    Having read numerous professional reviews about macro lenses I decided to go for the top result, which was the Sigma 105mm. It came in a large padded case, which I think would have survived a nuclear bomb. Even the box screamed quality at you. The lens itself is a beast. It is quite heavy and gives the impression that it will last a lifetime. It comes with a nice deep hood that fits perfectly and must shield the lens from unwanted flaring.

    I have now taken close on 1000 macro images with this lens as well as using it as a standard 105mm lens that on my DX camera (Nikon D7100) is close to 150mm. For standard lens images of scenes the autofocus works well and quickly. If you are doing macro work I turn it off and focus manually. The reason for doing this is that autofocus on macro lenses never seems to work very well for any make. The AF always hunts all over and rarely focusses on the correct spot. I am told this is down to the mechanics of how the autofocus systems works. In short a lot of photographers don't even attempt to autofocus when doing macro imaging. The manual focus ring is big and works cleanly and smoothly. It feels very good and gives you confidence in the product.

    I always shoot in RAW and expand to pixel level when processing images. The first time I checked for aberration and colour fringing I was astonished to find that there wasn't any at all. It does not matter how far away I am from the subject either. The professional reviews were correct. I could not believe my eyes because lenses that cost twice as much always suffer from some kind of defect but not this one.

    Being a prime lens as opposed to a zoom lens you always expect it to be sharper. This lens is as sharp as a razor.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Les Brett on 31 Jan 2014
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    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 too close to the insect thereby scaring it away. It is also an excellent portrait lens and medium telephoto for larger wildlife. It may not be cheap but it is worth it.
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    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By belvin corriette on 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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    22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By MT3 on 30 Nov 2012
    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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    28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By tubilah on 1 Sep 2012
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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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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael fairless on 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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    13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By R. W on 11 May 2013
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    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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