Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Medium Telephoto Macro Lens for Nikon SLR Cameras
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- Compact and lightweight medium telephoto macro lens.
- Optimized image quality for Digital SLR cameras. Super Multi Layer (SML) coating reduces the ghost caused by reflections
- Maximum magnification of 1:1
- Focus Limiter Switch that limits the AF range so improving the speed and accuracy of auto focus
- Dual Focus (DF) system that is designed to make the lens easy to hold during auto focusing
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|Compatible Mountings||Nikon AF|
|Included Components||Lens Hood, Soft Case, 1 Year International|
|Item Dimensions||3.1 x 4 x 4 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.45 Kilograms|
|Item Weight||1.01 pounds|
|Maximum Aperture Range||2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||105 mm|
|Minimum Focal Length||105 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||105 mm|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||58 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||23.3 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||1.95 pounds|
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|Compatible Mountings||Nikon AF||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F||Nikon F (FX)|
|Dimensions||3.1 inches x 4 inches x 4 inches||3.07 inches x 5 inches x 3.07 inches||2.83 inches x 3.82 inches x 2.83 inches||3.27 inches x 4.57 inches x 3.27 inches|
|Item Weight||1.01 pounds||2.5 pounds||0.89 pounds||1.74 pounds|
|Lens||Macro||Prime lens||Macro||Prime lens|
|Maximum Aperture||2.8||2.8 f||2.8||2.8|
|Max Focal Length||105 mm||105 mm||90 mm||105 mm|
|Min Aperture||32||22||0 f||32|
|Min Focal Length||105 mm||105 mm||90 mm||105 mm|
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- Focal length: 105mm
- Maximum aperture: f/2.8
- Lens construction: 11 elements in 10 groups
- Angle of view: 23.3 degrees
- Number of diaphragm blades: 8
- Minimum aperture: f/32
- Minimum focusing distance: 12.3 inches
- Maximum magnification: 1:1
- Filter size: 58mm
- Corresponding AF mounts: Nikon
- Dimensions: 2.9 inches in diameter and 3.8 inches long
- Weight: 16.1 ounces
- Warranty: 1 year
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Top Customer Reviews
Now there are reviews that complain about the auto-focusing on this lens. It is a Macro lens meaning its field of focus is very small at 2.8 so it will tend to go back and forth at times, especially if there is a lot of things in the viewfinder. If you know how to use a DSLR then should be able to Manual Focus it. When shooting portrait style photos I have no problem with the autofocus, now with nature it doesn't always want to focus perfectly no, but like I said above it is a Macro lens and focuses very tight. Also a one person said to go to Manual Focus you have to flip the switch on the camera, one the lens, and move the focusing ring. Which is not true. The switch on the lens is a focus limiting switch. Which locks the camera in full minimum focus ratio, meaning it will focus closer up, or you can limit it.
I personally don't like the lens hood because it screws on, instead of twist and lock, which also means you can't put a filter on the lens directly while using the lens hood. Instead you have to put the filter on the hood itself.
Also it fits the Nikon but doesn't lock in the camera body as easy or smoothly, again it still fits and works fine.
I personally love my sigma lens and will definitely buy my next lens through Sigma. Most likely will be the 50mm Macro.
I didn't get the 60-70mm macros because I also want to use the lens for portraits and 105 is better.
I researched the tokina & tamron equivalents but I choose sigma cause it was cheaper. The reviews say they're all about the same. I agree the Tamron 90 macro is better but it's a lot more expensive. Plus I think 105 is better for portraits.
Overall I highly recommend this lens for nikons. For canon bodies, the sigmas typically front focus and I would only buy canon lenses (canon has a good 100mm macro).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a nice item. I have used it several time and I am happy with it so far...Published 9 months ago by Izzie
I purchased this lens used from a seller on Amazon.com. This being my very first used lens purchase I can tell you that I was filled with doubts about it's quality. Read morePublished on October 3, 2013 by mousehound369
My teachers in my college photography classes always harped to NEVER use third-party lenses for cameras. Read morePublished on June 14, 2011 by Michelle McCleary
I paid $380 for a used lens that looked brand new out the box. At that price I had to buy it. The lens takes great pictures but it is a subsitute for the Nikon VR 105mm. Read morePublished on June 3, 2011 by Rodney
I did my research before settling on this lens. I knew I wanted a mid-tele macro instead of a shorter version. Read morePublished on March 15, 2011 by Randy B. Cheek
I read too many blogs and magazines to finally decide upon this lens as the best quality/dollar in a macro for my serious amateur ways. Read morePublished on February 25, 2011 by J. Woodruff
Ken Rockwell said in his review of the D7000 that this lens didn't fit. Lies. Got it two days ago and have been dropping my jaw ever since. Read morePublished on December 26, 2010 by R. Voth
This lens is pretty sharp and performs decent. It's focus is quite slow and does not feel like it is made at a high quality level as is experienced with many Sigma lenses. Read morePublished on October 31, 2010 by jr1234