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|Weight||25.6 oz (726 g)|
|Filter thread||Front: 62 mm|
|Dimensions (dxl)||Approx. 3.1 x 5.0" (7.87 x 12.70 cm)|
|Format compatibility||35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
|Camera mount type||Sigma SA|
|Focal length||105 mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 150 mm
|Angle of view||23.3°|
|Maximum reproduction ratio||1:1|
|Minimum focus distance||12.3" (31.24 cm)|
Finished in Sigma’s signature matt-black coating and with an EX gold ring at the front, this is a good looking lens that exhibits excellent mid-aperture sharpness.
Strong mid-aperture MTF
Quirky lens & non-reversible hood
It is one of the most popular macro lenses around, and ePHOTOzine's Gary Wolstenhome checks it out Sigma's 105mm macro optic costs around £380, which is the same price as their more recently released 70mm F/2.8.
Good build quality, Easy to switch between manual and auto focus, Smooth manual focus action, Recessed front element reduces need to use supplied hood
Lacklustre performance at maximum aperture, Slow, noisy AF
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW : This DG-designated lens, which replaces the non-DG version (tested August 1998), is optimized for digital SLRs. Optical improvements include a new 11-element, 10-group design (up from 10 elements in nine groups), to improve correction for lateral chromatic aberration and...
I used this lens yesterday for the first time and took 180 macro shots of butterflies. The lens performed terrifically. Focusing was fast, quiet, and accurate, and images are very sharp.
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
I've used it to document art at work and for video shooting with the Canon D5 mk3 and it's a great lens. Sharp and with a very flat field, its just a remarkable lens for the money.