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Sigma105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens for Nikon AF Cameras
 
4.7

(based on 88 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice bokeh (40)
  • Strong construction (39)
  • Consistent output (37)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (35)
  • Easily interchangeable (29)

Cons

  • Heavy (14)
  • Slow focus (8)

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (53)
  • Low light (17)
  • Weddings (13)
  • Wildlife photos (8)
  • Landscape/scenery (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (32), Semi-pro photographer (18), Casual photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (53), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Imperfection(big spot)  on the lens

I didn't notice until several months after I bought this that there is a spot on/in the lens that leaves a black circle on photographs.

I didn't notice until several months after I bought this that there is a spot on/in the lens that leaves a black circle on photographs.

Reviewed by 88 customers

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5.0

AMAZING LENS

By TEE

from Virginia

Verified Buyer

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

I LOVE IT!

 
3.0

Imperfection(big spot)  on the lens

By Free

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

I didn't notice until several months after I bought this that there is a spot on/in the lens that leaves a black circle on photographs.

 
5.0

Great macro lens

By Priscilla

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

This lens is awesome

 
5.0

very good value

By Richard

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

very sharp micro lens. Also very good for portraits.

 
5.0

Love this lens

By Johnsnz

from Undisclosed

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

Great lens so far

 
5.0

My first macro

By Madplaidphotos

from Undisclosed

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

Since my purchase I have had only a couple of days to work with the lens; it has been great. Little to no abrasion, (even when using the OS) needs very little post calibration, sometimes not at all. One thing I do not like is the focus is a little slow, granted I didn't buy this as a daily prime lens, some patients is needed.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Recommended

By Corey

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Have been using for portraits and macro work and results are stunning. A little noisy but has faster autofocus and sharper images than Tamron 90mm. Great deal on B&H with Cyber Monday Sale

 
5.0

great lens, good price, it's a must

By Hefetze

from Israel

Verified Buyer

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

I use this lens for Macro and portrait, on a D750.
very sharp and great colors, OS works great (approximately 3 stops).
The combination of a macro lens and the 105 stabilized lens, makes it a very versatile and powerful tool.
In hard lighting conditions the focus can hunt a bit, not a big deal.
results are magnificent.
It comes with 2 caps (one for FF and the other for DX), very nice case, and cost 300$ less then the Nikon version. It appears to me as a great deal.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great macro lens, sharp and versatile.

By Eli

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Use it for Macro and portraits, great lens. very sharp (F4 - 11) a little soft at 2.8 in the corners , good colors and very nice bokeh.
the lens is almost silent, and the OS works down to 3 stops.
I love the resoles, and have fun working with it.
very good price performance as you get the same features as the Nikon for 300$ less.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good photos hard to get focus

By bokeh82

from Moline, Il

Verified Buyer

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

I love the photos from this lens but it tends to hunt for focus when in tight (at distance it's quick so good portrait but struggles with macro) and if you're shooting macro free hand tends to be a problem but the bokeh is smooth and round and the details can really be made to pop with it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Review 105 mm Macro Sigma Lens

By Danimdemezer

from Miami, FL.

Verified Buyer

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

Hi, I used this product for Food Photography and it's pretty good tool for this type of jobs. This type of lens will help you to get that shot that you need. To have the product in a good proportion and have the focal distance that you want. This Lens allows you to get in control of all this things and even get a pretty good macro shot.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love this lens..

By MchelleD

from Reno, NV

Verified Buyer

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

The Sigma 105mm 2.8 Macro works well when attached to my Nikon D7100 but seems to have problems with the AF and aperature settings when attached to my Nikon D810. Don't know if that's an indication there's a problem with my D810 or not. But I like the results I get with the APS-C sensor, so I'll keep it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again this instant. Superb!

By Mr. Frank

from Chester, Va.

Verified Buyer

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

There is simply no bottom to this lens. It takes portrait shots that are near perfect and then at the flip of a switch will move in on an insect with absolute clarity. Best investment for anyone.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Looking for an all around macro

By NS Macro

from Boston, MA

Verified Buyer

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

This lens is crisp and offers a nice feature of auto focus distance selectivity. The auto focus is fast and quiet which is good for working with small wild life, like butterflies and bugs.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Review

By Jim

from Tampa

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

It takes sharp images but its too heavy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great lens. Great Value.

By Jim_in_PA

from SE-PA

Verified Buyer

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

This is the only non-Nikon lens I own. I tried others, but this is the one that impressed me. It's well made and does what it's supposed to do. Photos are sharp and the focus (when using autofocus) is reasonably quick. It hunts less than the equivalent Nikon I tried did, too, although in fairness, that was a used lens that wasn't up to snuff for some other reasons. I'm very pleased with my purchase of the Sigma 105 Macro lens. (used with D750)

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great lens & price!

By Snuffy

from Texas

Verified Buyer

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

Happily I found out that this lens is not only good for macro, but a great product photography lens & portrait lens. Probably as sharp as any lens I own. On my Nikon D750 there are no focus problems at all...no back focus or changes needed to be made.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

todo perfecto 100 porciento confiable

By analia alvarez

from argentina

Verified Buyer

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

product excelent..

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow whee

By NYC camera guy

from NYC

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

Very highly rated and does not disappoint. Focus is very snappy although for macro a tripod and MF negates that as well as the VR feature. Still when hand holding both are excellent. One would have to decide what character they found most pleasing among the various brands because all are quite good. I'd say sharpness in this lens is the best and for my tastes the pictures require less post processing. I got this lens on sale and am very, very pleased. I highly recommend it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sharp photos.

By retired dog

from Ohio

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Macro Photography

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

    I bought this lens for my new Nikon D500. And have taken some very nice closeup
    and macro photos.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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