Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Lens for Nikon AF Cameras

Model #258306

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Specifications

Physical

Weight 25.6 oz (726 g)
Filter thread 62 mm
Dimensions (dxl) Approx. 3.1 x 5.0" (7.87 x 12.70 cm)

Performance

Maximum reproduction ratio 1:1
Magnification 1x
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Format compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Camera mount type Nikon F
Focal length 105 mm
Minimum focus distance 12.3" (31.24 cm)
Diaphragm blades 9
Angle of view 23.3°
Groups/elements 11/16

Features

Image stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod collar No
Expert Reviews
Pc magazine.32817846
1 August 2012
7.0/10

The Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro is an f/2.8 lens with a classic macro focal length. It's not the sharpest lens wide open, but it does a good job from f/4 onward.

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    Minimal distortion. 1:1 magnification. Optical stabilization. Full-frame coverage.

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    Soft wide open. Expensive.

The digital picture.34755376
22 March 2014

The 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens is Sigma's first macro lens to feature OS (Optical Stabilization) and replaces the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Lens . The Sigma 105 OS Macro lens has been in my kit for just over two years and has seen intermittently regular use.

Imaging resource.34355410
13 April 2012

Sigma has produced an excellent macro lens in the 105mm Æ’/2.8 EX DG OS HSM - it does away with an antiquated and confusing focusing system by using the HSM system, and offers optical stabilization.

Pop photo.32824722
9 April 2012

A ruggedly constructed, large-aperture, full-frame, image-stabilized, 1:1 close-up lens, this medium telephoto prime ($970, street) converts up to about 150mm on Sigma’s SD1, as well as on most DSLR cameras with APS-C sensors.Its attractions include a nonrotating barrel suitable for lens-mounted...

Photozone de.34752480
4 August 2012
8.5/10

The Sigma AF 105mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM OS macro is an impressive lens. The resolution is generally very high although the border quality could be a little better at large aperture settings. Typical for macro lenses distortions are a non-issue. Vignetting is only a real problem at f/2.8.

Photozone de.34752480
13 June 2012
9.0/10

The Sigma AF 105mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM OS macro is an impressive lens - both on in its native full format scope and even more so on APS-C format cameras. The APS-C resolution characteristic is great even at f/2.8 and the high quality is basically kept till about f/11.

Amateur photographer.32822919
14 January 2012
10/10

The focal length is long enough to provide some distance between you and the subject without the field of view and higher price of a 200mm optic. The Sigma 105mm f/2.8 has long been regarded as one of the best macro lenses for its price.

Techradar uk.32817471
26 October 2011
8.0/10

One of the most recent arrivals on the macro scene, the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens may be one of the more pricey options for this focal length, but with its EX designation Sigma promises that both the lens' build and optical qualities befit the demands of the professional user.

Lenstip com.34355424
20 September 2011

The Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro, compared to its immediate stabilized rivals, is a bit optically worse, features higher vignetting, works not as efficiently against bright light and has a slower autofocus. What’s interesting, it is also more expensive than them.

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    Excellent image quality in the frame centre,, Very good image quality on the edge of the frame for both, the APS-C/DX sensor and full frame,, Solid casing,, Sensational correction of chromatic aberration,, Zero distortion,, Very well-corrected coma,, Slight astigmatism,, Silent and quite accurate...

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    Weak work against bright light,, High vignetting on full frame,, Autofocus noticeably slower than that of its rivals.

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
3 August 2016
10/10

Like many other users have noted....it is built like a tank. It is also largish for a 105mm lens.However it does exactly what you would want it to. It takes very sharp macro pictures at 1:1.

Amazon.32817384
1 August 2017
4.0/10

The reason for 2 star is because of the auto focus. Build wise the lens is soild and feels very nice. But when hand held this lens does not perform anything compared to Nikon 105mm.

Imaging resource.34355410
13 January 2014
9.0/10

I've been shooting this lens for a few weeks and have pretty much left it on my second body (I was using a 50-200 or a 70-300 on it). Most people use it for macro but I really got it to extend the range of my Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 OS and it fills in beautifully for most things.

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    Great bokeh, fast lens, sharp

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    none

B h photo.32817553
1 week ago
10/10

So far, with limited use, I'm very satisfied with image sharpness, focusing and value. I was going to buy a reconditioned Canon 100mm L series until Sigma offered this at $400 off. Although the build quality doesn't match the Canon L I feel image quality does or at least comes close.

Amazon.32817384
3 weeks ago
10/10

What an amazing lens - can really pull out the details for macro shooting as well as add depth for landscape pictures. Used with my Nikon 750d.

B h photo.32817553
4 weeks ago
8.0/10

Used this lens for two weeks. The only disappointment is the F2.8 is not constant. I did know this from other reviews. Up close it goes to f3. ( nikon D750 ) other than that, I Ilike it. I would recommend. I would give it 5 stars if 2.8 was constant. I am not a pro. But an advanced amateur.

B h photo.32817553
11 August 2017
10/10

I shoot wildlife pics and added this macro to supplement my long lens. Using this on a Nikon D810 my photos of close subjects are tack sharp and crystal clear. The lens has a very fast focus and locks on the subject perfectly.

B h photo.32817553
8 August 2017
10/10

Only thing that I would change is make the f-stop go up to 32 instead of 22.

Amazon.32817384
6 August 2017
10/10

I have only used it one day. It is great. A macro takes some getting use to. I am happy with the results thus far.

Amazon.33763205
3 August 2017
10/10

I don't have much experience with macro lenses but this lens has opened up a new world of close up photography for me , and I couldn't be more pleased with the results, this lens is sharp, easy to use and because it's 105 mm gives you working distance between yourself and the insect, flower, etc.

Product Highlights
  • Life-Size (1:1) Magnification
  • "Focus Free" Mechanical Design
  • 12.2" (31 cm) Close Focusing Distance
  • Non-Rotating Front Lens
  • Optical Stabilizer (OS)
8.5/10
Average Expert Score
9.3/10
Average User Score
In The Box
  • Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens for Nikon AF Cameras
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Hood Adapter
  • Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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