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

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

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens for Nikon AF 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)
  • Hyper Sonic Motor for Quiet Autofocus
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Sigma 105mm f/2.8 overview

  • 1Description

The Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens for Nikon AF 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 HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures quiet and high speed autofocus as well as full-time manual focus capability. 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. 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 hand-held close-up photography
The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures quiet and high speed autofocus as well as full-time manual focus capability.
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
UPC: 085126258559
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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    Sigma 105mm f/2.8 specs

    Focal Length 105mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    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
    Optical Design 16 Elements in 11 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread 62 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.1 x 5.0" / 7.87 x 12.70 cm
    Weight 25.6 oz / 726 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.5 x 6.2 x 6.0"

    Sigma 105mm f/2.8 reviews

    105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens for Nikon AF Cameras is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 115.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from First dedicated Macro I will be using this product for flower photography mostly. It was a toss up between this lens and the name brand and I didn't want to be too snobby so I thought I would give this a try. In all of my shooting with it so far, I can see no visible differences between this lens and the name brand lens. This one is a little louder. At first I thought it was the auto focus that was loud but then realized it was the image stablization that was making the noise. For my purposes that will be fine, but if you will want to shoot insects and other little critters it might be too loud which is why it got a 4 rating instead of 5.
    Date published: 2013-12-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens, great value I'm having a great time with this lens. I'm shooting with a D90 and purchased the Sigma to replace a Tokina 100mm macro. The Tokina was no slouch, but I was really looking for some OS/IS implementation. There are not many reviews online regarding using OS with hand held macro shooting, so I'll say that the Sigma performs well in that regard. This time of year I'm a bit of a bug hunter, and you've got to be quick (and lucky) to get a good shot. Not having to compensate for hand shake gives me more options, especially regarding shutter speed and DOF. Sharpness is good through the aperture range with nice bokeh as you open up. Auto focus is faster and more accurate than the Tokina was, and the ability to manually focus on-the-fly is great. Happy as a clam!
    Date published: 2012-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent macro lens I bought this lens primarily for flower photography. It has performed beautifully, with the ability to produce tack-sharp focus on the subject while totally blowing out background where I don't want any detail. I principally use manual focus with autofocus assist (which Nikon calls rangefinder), and the focus ring works smoothly enough, and with low-enough gearing, to allow me to achieve perfect focus on the targeted point. It's by no means a lightweight lens, but because I shoot almost exclusively with a tripod the weight is not an issue for me. I'm totally satisfied with my purchase.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Sharp, little chromatic aberration I bought this to do outdoor macro photography: flowers, nature, insects, etc. I am impressed with it's sharpness and minimal chromatic aberration. I was wanting to get a macro lens and wanted to keep it in the $500 price range. But I read on several reviews that this lens was a really good one. So I went ahead and got it. And I'll tell you, it's really worth the extra $$. The optical stabilization is awesome. It honestly wouldn't be worth it trying to save a few hundred bucks to get something without optical stabilization. None of your pictures will come out decent. When I don't have it turned on, at this level of zoom, you can really tell the difference. The lens is heavy...not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing. It's also really great for portraits. At the widest aperture the bokeh is very nice.
    Date published: 2013-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great macro lens The auto focus took some getting used to. Even with the proper mode set. It seemed to hunt for a while, and often not even find the target. But once you get that down it works quite well. Of course most macro work is done with manual focus so it's not as important as with other types of lenses. The OS allows for at least two stops more than without it, so it's great for handheld shots, which is very important for living critters and things. The 'grinding' sound of the OS also took some getting used to, but I realized it's just the way the lens works. The sharpness is outstanding, and the bokeh is very smooth. If you want a good macro lens you really can't go wrong with this one.
    Date published: 2017-09-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good Macro and Portrait Lens Photozone and DXO Mark rate this lens as being the best 1:1 Macro lens for Nikon. The Zeiss is optically superior except for the fact that it lacks AF, image stabilization, and only magnifies at 1:2, so if those features are important to you then your choice should be the Sigma I tested this lens on a copy-stand with a focus chart and compared it to the Nkon 85mm 1.8G which is widely considered to be the best resolving lens for DSLR (as of 5-19-13). I did not use a computer to analyze the MTF resolution, however, according to my eye, the center of the Sigma resolved as well as our reference Nikon Lens from f5-f9 AND the borders of the image resolved SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER. The autofocus is accurate, quiet and fast. My only complaint with this lens is that the image stabilization is probably 1-2 stops less effective than on the Nikon Makro, otherwise, this lens has better optics and a better price.
    Date published: 2013-05-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Two important features in one This lens fills two needs, fast aperture in a medium telephoto, and close 1:1 macro focusing. Images I've made so far are sharp and bright. I've noticed that according to my Nikon D7100, the lens is not as fast at close focus. It is f 5.6 at closest focus (1:1) and opens to f 2.8 from about 7 feet to infinity. This shouldn't be a major disadvantage. I've never heard of a fixed focal length lens having variable 'f' stops as many zoom lenses do.
    Date published: 2016-01-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic lens, but f/2.8? see the chart This lens has outstanding quality. The build feels durable. This lens is super sharp. Being 1:1 ratio, it is very hard to have the whole image in focus with wide open aperture. No fault of the lens... just a flat sensor trying to recording texture. That's the way macro is being so close. This lens is high quality. I've used it for macro & sports. Focus is fast; not the fasted out there but pretty good.My only complaint.... is this really f/2.8??? Yes and no. The closer you focus the smaller the aperture. There is a chart in the manual explaining this. But nowhere is it advertised. I wish B&H would have this chart on the website. I though I was buying a f/2.8 macro. But it's not a 2.8 for macro. But 2.8 that close would have so little in focus it's not a huge deal... just have to have more light or slow shutter. Other than that I am completely satisfied with the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 and would buy it again!!!Pictures of 1:1 (taken with D7000 DX 1.5 crop sensor) and the chart of focus distance and aperture drop off.
    Date published: 2015-03-16
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    Designed for use with:

    • Nikon D3200
    • Nikon D3300
    • Nikon D3400
    • Nikon D3500
    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D5
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D5200
    • Nikon D5300
    • Nikon D5500
    • Nikon D5600
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D7500
    • Nikon D800E
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D850
    • Nikon Df