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Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon Fit Lens

by Sigma

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  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 10.2 x 7.9 cm ; 449 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 885 g
  • Item model number: B0002P19XK
  • ASIN: B0002P19XK
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 13 Oct. 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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- Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 150mm with most cameras.
- Focuses down to 1:1 magnification ratio at its closest working distance of 12.3 inches.
- Extremely compact measuring only 5.1 inches long.
- A hood adapterlens hoodfront & rear lens caps are included with the lens.

This large aperture medium telephoto macro lens offers advanced performance of close-up photography. Sigmaâ€TMs own proprietary OS (Optical Stabilizer) system enables handheld close-up photography. A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and one high refractive index SLD lens provide excellent correction for all types of aberration and distortion. A floating focusing system moves two different lens groups in the optical path to different positions. This system compensates for astigmatic aberration and spherical aberration and provides extremely high optical performance from infinity to 1:1 Macro.The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghostingproviding high contrast images. It is also possible to use this lens with Sigma's APO TELE CONVERTERS. The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures quiet and high speed autofocus as well as full-time manual focus capability. This lens features a rounded 9 blade diaphragm creating an attractive blur to the out of focus areas of the image.

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'A superb lens that's excellent value for what you get. This lens will deliver to even the most critical users.' -- Which Digital Camera - September 2006

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Thrud Fan VINE VOICE on 27 Jun. 2008
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I got this for my D60 and I'm very impressed. The lens comes with its own padded bag, lens hood and cap it even has a rear lens cap that locks on properly unlike the kit lens that came with the camera.
An important point to note is that although this is an auto focus lens it will not AF with the D60 nor I believe the D40. I knew this when I bought it and do not have a problem with that. I think most people who do macro photos manually focus anyway.

The camera fitting is metal and the lens is solid and well built, the lens does protrude at the front when focusing although this has not been a problem.

A part from the AF all the metering works with my D60 including the rangefinder.

Camera shake can be a problem in low light conditions but in good light I was getting very acceptable hand held close ups. To get really close though a tripod is a must.

The picture quality is excellent I have taken shots of insects that show the hair on the backs of their heads! If your camera has a good number of mega pixels (mine has 10mps) you can crop the image to get some truly interesting close up shots.
You have to watch the depth of field with this lens but I think that's the same for all macros.
Nikon's micro 105mm lens is twice as much as this, although you do get vibration reduction, and for D60 owner's auto focus, but for the price the Sigma lens cannot be beaten.
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140 of 142 people found the following review helpful By Tim1 on 12 July 2008
If you can't bear to read through the whole of this review - then in summary - this is a fantastic lens which is worth every penny - buy it now, right now, start shooting and you won't be disappointed.

For anybody who is reading the rest of this, I'm guessing it's because you're in the same position I was until recently, comparing a number of different lenses - if we're shooting macro it's because we're obsessed with the details!

The optical quality of the Sigma is incredible. I won't go on about the sharpness (it's pin-sharp), the contrast (I never knew lenses could be so different), the out-of-focus results (they're lovely) or an aperture range from f2.8 to f32 (Nikon mount). Really, the quality is incredible and you won't be disappointed.

Build quality is equally as impressive. The hood is sturdy, but of the screw in type which can be a bit fiddly. If you're close-up and using on camera or a hot-shoe flash then just leave the hood off to avoid shadows - with a UV filter on the front for protection the lens itself is so well recessed that not a single shot has had a problem without the hood. There's also a push pull clutch to let the focusing ring (large, nice smooth action) engage or disengage for manual/auto-focus use. It sounds odd, but it's very intuitive to use and you quickly get used to it. My copy has an occasional slight scraping noise as the barrel extends and retracts, but hopefully this is nothing to worry about - it is moving quite a bit!

Auto-focus is always a nightmare with Macros. If you're shooting portrait or long shots then it's OK and will lock on instantly. At other lengths and close up the focus can hunt quite a bit.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By F1 on 16 Aug. 2008
I use this lens on my D300 Nikon. It can produce stunning results. Its nicely built and feels quite sturdy in the hand. Remeber the barrel extends during focus so at 1:1 macro the lens is quite long.
Can be used for portraits etc but its main use is Macro. Can produce images as good as the £500 Nikon version for a fraction of the cost.I rented both before i chose the sigma, so i think that tells you something...
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. Ritchie on 23 Aug. 2009
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I've gotten more and more into photography, although I'm not that great a photographer and I don't have a lot of money to spend on equipment, but I found myself taking more and more shots of things that were about 1 - 10cm tall, so I was in the market for a macro lens. It took me 6 months to decide to go for a macro lens, since they are so expensive and I didn't have a camera with interchangeable lenses, so I was also in the market for a DSLR to fit the lens to.

All the reviews I read said the Nikon 105mm Micro lens is one of the best macro lenses available, but it costs twice as much as the Sigma - and that's a lot of money to me.

However, the reviews for the Sigma were very positive and at the price Amazon was offering the Sigma at, I decided to finally enter the macro market. Well, the good news is that the reviews are right - this is a great lens for the price and I needn't have worried about getting it.

It's a fairly small lens, easy to handle, with a very big manual focusing ring - a vital feature. However, when you focus close up, the lens extends itself to twice it's length, which takes some getting used to (and you might get some ribald comments if you show it off in the pub).

I bought a second hand Nikon D80 to attach the lens to and they make a perfect pairing. I use the autofocus all the time as my eyesight isn't that great and for most distances I don't have any problems with getting a focus lock. Where the lens starts to have 'problems' is in the short focal distances as it can start to hunt for a lock. But I'm not convinced that this is a problem as very, very small distances on the Subject seem to cause a re-focus if you move the camera slightly, and I don't have the steadiest hands in the world.
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