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Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro

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Manufacturer Sigma
Model 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 105 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 23.3 o
Closest focusing distance 0.312 m
Maximum magnification 1:1
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type HSM
Lens Construction 16 elements / 11 groups
Filter diameter 62 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Sony A / Minolta
Sigma
Pentax K
Dimensions 78.3 x 126.4 mm
Weight 725 g
Additional information 1 SLD glass element,
Splash proof design
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Owners reviews (1)
  1. IKM
    IKM 29 November 2015, 17:30
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    IP 84.177.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 450 EUR
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Needs service befor used for the first time, no aperture ring, AF has some weekness when used as normal tele (not as macro)

    Pros: Superb macro lens for a very, very attractive price, fast and accurate AF in macro range, optical stabilization

    Summary: I recommend this lens as an excellent macro, not as a tele. As any younger Sigma it needs service to be adjusted individually to one's camera. Therefore it has to be sent to Sigma together with the camera. They will fine-tune the lens within one week without charge. Alternatively you can buy an electronic device with which you can set the AF parameters for all Sigma lenses by your own. But it is said that the procedure drives you crazy and that the result is not as good as done by Sigma service. After service I've got a superb ultra-sharp macro and I really love it. AF is fast and precise and can even be used to catch a bee while flying. Among all of my lenses this one has the highest value for money. It replaces my 20 years old Nikkor 60/2.8 micro on my digital Nikon but the Sigma lens is incompatible to older 35mm film Nikons and cannot be adapted to a Sony NEX camera. Overall this lens is worth to ignore the cons as listed above.

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