Sigma 105 EX f2.8 Micro


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Tupi Guy

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Anyone out there can share your experience with this lens?

Thinking of getting one for close up shoot. :)

Basically from Flowers to insects and abstract

Or any other lens to recommend?

Thanks alot
 

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Hi Charles,

For your info, all my flowers or macro shots (if you have already seen them) were shot with the mentioned Sigma 105mm lens. Despites a Sigma and not a Nikon macro lens, what it can produce have never failed to amaze me.

Technically, most lenses out there are better or over-rated than most users around, including myself. So, I would be contented to own any of these macro lenses:

1) Tamron 90mm
2) Sigma 105mm
3) Nikon 105mm

Reviews/rating I had read for the above 3 lenses three years ago and also recently this year was ranked the same as above.
 

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jasphotography said:
Hi Charles,

For your info, all my flowers or macro shots (if you have already seen them) were shot with the mentioned Sigma 105mm lens. Despites a Sigma and not a Nikon macro lens, what it can produce have never failed to amaze me.

Technically, most lenses out there are better or over-rated than most users around, including myself. So, I would be contented to own any of these macro lenses:

1) Tamron 90mm
2) Sigma 105mm
3) Nikon 105mm

Reviews/rating I had read for the above 3 lenses three years ago and also recently this year was ranked the same as above.

Hi Jas,


Thanks for your info. These help alot :)

tg
 

Tupi Guy

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jasphotography said:
Hi Charles,

1) Tamron 90mm
2) Sigma 105mm

if not including Nikon. These two lenses, which will be a better performance?
Such as AF? Image quality?


Thanks pal for your feedback :)
 

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Price wise, nothing beats the Sigma 105mm. Image quality out of the lens is also good. The only thing I don't like about the lens is it's build quality. To me it feels terrible. You've got to actually feel it to see if you'll like it.

The Tamron 90mm is a fantastic lens. Slightly more expensive than the Sigma. Sharper and better pictures. But some people don't like the focusing clutch mechanism of this lens. Heard that there's a new version of this lens coming out soon.

Quality wise you can't go wrong with the 3 Macro lenses (3rd one Nikor 105mm). It just depends which build you like more, and what price you're willing to pay for it. Have a feel and decide. :D
 

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I've heard good things about the Tamron... though I've not used it, nor the Sigma. I do have the 105mm Nikkor though, and I can tell you that AF isn't very fast even on a F100. There is a focus limiting switch though, but I generally don't use AF when doing macro anyway, so the slow AF isn't really a bother. Built and image quality is excellent however.
 

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Tupi Guy said:
if not including Nikon. These two lenses, which will be a better performance?
Such as AF? Image quality?


Thanks pal for your feedback :)
I used to have the Sigma but now I have the Tamron which I have not put to use as yet to give you here a worthy comparison in terms of image quality.

But according to reviews (Practical Photography March issue 2004, you can borrow from me if you want to for a review of 10 macro lenses), the tamron has better image quality than the Sigma but not by much.

As for AF, both hunt like hell ... anyway, I usually use MF for macro.

As for handling, the Tamron is again a touch better as the manual focusing ring is smoother which makes minute adjustments easier.

So, you still want to borrow my PP? ;)
 

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jasphotography said:
So, you still want to borrow my PP? ;)

That would great man... :)

Let me know when u free

Will PM you my hp :)
 

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