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Sigma105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Lens for Sony Cameras
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easily interchangeable (6)
  • Consistent output (5)
  • Nice bokeh (4)
  • Strong construction (4)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (6)
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    • Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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4.0

Nice lens, but slow focusing

By Just Greg

from Stockbridge, GA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Slow Focus

Best Uses

  • Macro Photography
  • Wildlife Photos

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

I bought this lens mostly for macro photography, and it works great for that purpose. I have tried using it on some sports (children's indoor basketball in fluorescent lighting) and found it to be very slow focusing. It will go through the entire focus range and then stop at a focus point that was almost in focus when it started. This may be more due to my error in trying to use the lens for something it is not suited; I will update this post as I learn more about the lens. The macro pictures that I have taken with this lens are very nice!

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Lens

By Larry

from Neosho, MO

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Quiet focus
  • Sharp images

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Macro Photography

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

Very sharp quiet lens is an excelent value. I replaced an earlier version and was amazed a the improvements that have been made.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
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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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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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    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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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