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Sigma (258955) 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro OS HSM Lens for Nikon DSLRs (AF-D)

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Overview
Sigma (258955) 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro OS HSM Lens for Nikon DSLRs (AF-D). The Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Macro lens is a large aperture macro lens giving full 1:1 magnification, also with a rounded 9-blade diaphragm for added smoothness to defocused areas of the image. It is equipped with Sigma’s Optical Stabiliser (OS) which corrects for up to 4 stops of camera shake, allowing for hand-holding in most instances.
Optically the lens uses SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass to correct chromatic aberration, spherical aberration and field curvature, giving superb sharpness, extra low colour aberration and very low distortion levels.
The 142mm close focus gives true macro reproduction but at a longer working distance so there are no camera or lens (or photographer) shadows over the subject and less chance of disturbing living subjects such as insects. There is also a shallower depth of field for the same macro subject when compared to Sigma macro lenses of shorter focal length such as their 50...
Summary
Lens Format: Full Frame
Focal Length: 105mm
Image Stabilisation: Yes
Lens Mount: Nikon
Lens Type: Telephoto
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Type: Photo, Video
Included in box
  • 105mm Macro Lens
  • Front and Rear Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Hood Adapter

About the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 - Nikon F

The Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Macro lens is a large aperture macro lens giving full 1:1 magnification, also with a rounded 9-blade diaphragm for added smoothness to defocused areas of the image. It is equipped with Sigma’s Optical Stabiliser (OS) which corrects for up to 4 stops of camera shake, allowing for hand-holding in most instances.

Optically the lens uses SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass to correct chromatic aberration, spherical aberration and field curvature, giving superb sharpness, extra low colour aberration and very low distortion levels.

The 142mm close focus gives true macro reproduction but at a longer working distance so there are no camera or lens (or photographer) shadows over the subject and less chance of disturbing living subjects such as insects. There is also a shallower depth of field for the same macro subject when compared to Sigma macro lenses of shorter focal length such as their 50mm or 70mm versions.

Equipped with a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM), focusing with the 105mm is fast and accurate with the ability to override with manual focus. Is also has a Floating Inner Focus system which maintains image quality at all focus points as well as meaning the length of the lens does not change during focusing.

Flare and ghosting are drastically reduced by the inclusion of Super Multi Layer Coatings and there is the option of an even greater working distance when paired with an optional Sigma APO Teleconverter.

Hood Adapter included for use with APS-C cameras for most efficient reduction of flare.

Lens Construction 16 Elements in 11 Groups
Angle of View (for SD1) 23.3 degrees
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9 Blades (Rounded diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture F22
Minimum Focusing Distance 31.2cm / 12.3in.
Maximum Magnification 1:1
Filter Size Diameter 62mm
Dimensions Diameter 78.3mm x Length 126.4mm / 3.1in. x 5.0in.
Weight 725g / 25.6oz.

Large aperture medium telephoto macro lens
This medium telephoto macro lens allows you to maintain an appropriate distance from subjects while still getting close up photos. Since the working distance at its closest focusing position is 142mm, shadows of the lens and camera will not affect photography making it suitable for taking photos of subjects, such as flowers, under natural lighting conditions. In comparison to the Sigma 50mm and 70mm macro lenses, the main subjects can be defined with perfectly smooth and blurred backgrounds.

High rendering performance
The lens power layout produces excellent optical performance. High refractive index SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass corrects chromatic aberration, spherical aberration and field curvature. It ensures high rendering performance at all shooting distances. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting, maintaining quality images with high contrast.

Handheld photography with ease
Sigma's OS (Optical Stabilizer) system offers effective correction of approximately 4 stops. As the stabilisation effect is visible through the viewfinder, it aids composition and accurate focusing.

* The OS effectiveness will gradually decrease as the shooting distance becomes shorter.

Floating inner focusing
This lens incorporates floating inner focusing which moves two lens groups separately. This minimizes aberrations which occur as shooting distance changes, and enables stable rendering of the image from infinity to 1:1 magnification. This also corrects image distortion, especially when taking close-up pictures. Since focusing does not change its overall length, this lens is easy to hold and use.

Quiet and speedy AF
HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) provides quiet and high speed AF. It is also possible to use full-time manual focus, even if the lens is set to autofocus.

Rounded 9 blades diaphragm
This lens has a rounded 9 blade diaphragm which creates an attractive blur to the out of focus areas. This also creates smooth, rounded out of focus highlights when taking photos which have a strong light source in the background such as lights shining on the surface of water.

APO Tele converters
This lens is compatible with Sigma's APO TELE CONVERTERS. With APO TELE CONVERTER 1.4x EX DG, it can be used as 147mm F4 AF* telephoto macro lens, and APO TELE CONVERTER 2x EX DG as 210mm F5.6 MF telephoto macro lens. This allows a greater working distance while still achieving 1:1 macro magnification.

* AF does not work from 0.45m close up photography.

Dedicated hood adapter
When taking photos with APS-C sized digital SLR, the (supplied) dedicated hood adapter, which extends the length of the hood can be attached. This gives more protection from harmful lights that could negatively affect image quality.

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An amazing piece of kit, and something I had wanted for a long time. The only little niggle I have is that the OS system does seem to use a fair bit of battery power so it is important not to leave it switched on when you don't need it.
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Feefo on 2015-07-20


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