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 Post subject: Sigma 105 f/2.8 Macro?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:30 pm 
Hello everyone,

Does anybody have this lens. If so, how do you like it?

I'm thinking of buying it sometime in the near future used.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:41 pm 
Although I don't own this lens I have used it several times in the past. I found it quite nice to use in practice and it produced some very nice results. I don't have any shots to show you, nor did I look closely at the optical quality but a quick look at the review over at photozone indicates that this lens is very good indeed - achieving the "Highly Recommended" mark.

From the verdict of the review: "The Sigma AF 105mm f/2.8 EX macro DG is an excellent lens without any significant optical flaws. The resolution figures are excellent and neither distortions nor CAs nor vignetting is something to worry about."

Review: http://www.photozone.de/nikon--nikkor-a ... rt--review

Mark


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:22 am 
Thanks Mark,

Looks to be a very good lens indeed.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:00 pm 
Anybody know, how it compares to the slightly more expensive Canon 100mm Macro?
Cheers


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:50 am 
podgeorge wrote:
Anybody know, how it compares to the slightly more expensive Canon 100mm Macro?
Cheers


From the verdict of the review over at www.photozone.de:

"The Sigma AF 105mm f/2.8 EX macro DG is an excellent lens without any significant flaw. It's optically as good as the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM macro. The lens has a very good build quality though not quite as nice as the Canon due to its focus extension system and the conventional AF drive. However, the price tag is also lower so if you're on a budget the lens is certainly worth a deep thought (as is the Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP). "

Mark


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:22 pm 
Cheers, hmm, will have to think on that one! Also i have to decide weather to get 100mm macro or 70-200 f/4, for christmas!
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions.....


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:06 am 
I think there are a coupla reviews of the 105mm on youtube, I found a nikon mount one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl3nARMygY8
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