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

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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)

The Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Lens for Sony Cameras delivers superb, distortion-free images throughout its broad focus range, from infinity telephoto to life-size (1:1) macro, as close as 12.2" (31 cm) without accessories. A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and one high refractive index SLD lens provide excellent correction for all types of aberration and distortion. Its non-rotating front lens group makes it easier to work with polarizing filters. A focus limiter helps divide the broad focus range into more manageable chunks.

The "focus-free" mechanical design allows the lens to autofocus without any interference from the manual focus ring, making it easy to hold the lens without affecting the speed or normal operation of the autofocus function. Rugged mechanical construction also makes it durable enough for even the heaviest use required by professional photographers. This is an ideal lens for a wide variety of applications from nature photography to portraiture.

The improved DG lens design for this lens corrects for various aberrations. This macro lens is specially coated to get the best color balance while cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor. The lens provides the utmost correction against lateral chromatic aberration which is a serious problem for digital SLR cameras. Sigma's own proprietary OS (Optical Stabilizer) system enables handheld close-up photography.

Close focus capability of 12.2" (31 cm)
Optical Stabilization (OS) enables handheld close-up photography
Super Multi Layer (SML) coating reduces ghosting caused by reflections from the surface of digital image sensors
Dual Focus (DF) makes the lens easier to hand hold during AF
Performance
Focal Length 105mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 23.3°
Minimum Focus Distance 12.3" (31.24 cm)
Magnification 1x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
Elements/Groups 16/11
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.1 x 5.0" (7.87 x 12.70 cm)
Weight 25.6 oz (726 g)
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Lens for Sony 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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    Sigma105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Lens for Sony Cameras
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent output (4)
    • Easily interchangeable (4)
    • Nice bokeh (3)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro photography (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Love this Lens!

      By Jamie

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Lens for Sony Cameras:

        I use my Macro lens on my A77 II so the effective magnification is closer to 150mm and the images are incredible. Luscious bokeh. Incredibly sharp. Why's I wait so long???

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        5.0

        Helped me take the next step

        By JakubJ

        from Clarks Summit, PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Lens for Sony Cameras:

        I use it mostly outdoors for insects, small flowers, dew drops, frost etc. Coming from the "old school" I always used tripod. Until I tried the Sigma with two levels of image stabilization and focus limits. I have great results handheld at 1/50s. Of course Sony's focus peaking function is very helpful as well. Outstanding colors, bokeh and sharpness. Heavy.

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        4.0

        My favorite lens by far!

        By Jessica

        from VA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Lens for Sony Cameras:

          I bought this to use with my Sony a200 about 4 years ago. I have used many other types of lenses but this one is my favorite. It produces great results almost every time. The photos attached were taken without using a flash and without a tripod so you can see what this lens is capable of.

          The only reason I didn't give this lens 5 stars is because the auto focus (motor) broke. I baby my lens and have never dropped or abused it. I always have it in my padded camera case when not in use, so I'm not sure how it broke. I sent it to Sigma to get fixed but they sent it back saying the part they would use to fix it isn't made anymore. :(

          I have been using manual focus for about a year now. It is still a great lens even without the auto focus, but as you may already know in some situations you NEED auto focus, especially if you use it for video. I have tried using it with my new Sony a77 using the video and it's pretty much pointless.

          I would recommend this lens if you get the extended warranty.
          It takes amazing photos!

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          5.0

          One great lens

          By Sony shooter

          from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Macro Photography
            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Lens for Sony Cameras:

            I recently purchased a 105 mm f/2.8 Sigma EX DG OS macro lens for my Sony cameras and although I have only had limited opportunities so far to use it, I love it. It's a fast, lightweight medium telephoto lens, ideal for shooting indoors in environments such as gymnasiums and other large halls.

            It's a great complement to my 28-75 mm f/2.8 Sony lens, which I use on nearly every shoot, The Sigma lens gives me that extra reach that comes in handy when the 28-75 isn't quite enough and my 300 mm f/2.8 is too much.

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