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(based on 7 ratings)
Brand: Sigma
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Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX "DG" AF Telephoto Macro Lens for Nikon AF-D Cameras
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.6 stars
(based on 7 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Describe Yourself:
Semi-professional(3)
Pros:
Durable(5), Easily interchangeable(3), Fast / accurate auto-focus(5), Strong construction(3)
Cons:
Slow focus(4)
 
Great lens.
By Jim W.Verified Purchaser from Fayetteville, NC on 3/6/2011
Pros:
Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX "DG" AF Telephoto Macro Lens for Nikon AF-D Cameras:

Great lens for macro work. At 105mm, it gives more than enough standoff room. It's also great as a portrait lens. One of my favorite lenses.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Works well, but...
By scottcVerified Purchaser from Colorado on 7/8/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Slow Focus, Tough To Attach
Best Uses:
Landscape Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX "DG" AF Telephoto Macro Lens for Nikon AF-D Cameras:

I like the lens, especially for the price, the macro images I have taken so far are crisp, the depth of field is good and it's easy to use. Points of disappointment: AF is slow, when it does work it has a tendency to seek back and forth at least twice before it sets, and it is noisy, much better as a manual lens. It is very tight to mount on my body (d200) maybe not so on other bodies. All in all I bought it because I needed a Macro lens that didn't cost a lot. This lens produces a very nice image, and that is the most important part.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lens
By ChrisVerified Purchaser from Birmingham,Al. on 6/24/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Macro
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX "DG" AF Telephoto Macro Lens for Nikon AF-D Cameras:

Beautiful lens,but slow focus.

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome lens!
By DaveVerified Purchaser from Phoenix, AZ on 5/4/2009
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable

Comments about Sigma Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX "DG" AF Telephoto Macro Lens for Nikon AF-D Cameras:

I was debating on getting this lens, but than I just read up on it more and decided to get it. I have not been more satisfied than ever. I love this lens, a very good, steady macro lens. I noticed it's a bit slow on focusing, but other than that perfect lens for its price.

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[8 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome
By 3D ProductionsVerified Reviewer from Houston, TX on 1/18/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Tough To Attach
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX "DG" AF Telephoto Macro Lens for Nikon AF-D Cameras:

Seriously awesome lens! Half the prize of the Nikon but can't compare to the Nikon because I have never used it. But I will say there is no way the Nikon is twice as good even though it is twice as much. This lens has encouraged me to purchase other Sigma lenses. I have never had a problem with the zoom slipping. The only thing is that it is as easy to attach as a standard Nikon lens and it is heavier than Nikon lens.

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[12 of 12 customers found this review helpful]

 
Perfect lens for the price
By awhittVerified Reviewer from St. Louis, Mo on 10/13/2007
Describe Yourself:
Serious Amateur, Student
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Macro, Portraits, Special Effects
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX "DG" AF Telephoto Macro Lens for Nikon AF-D Cameras:

I use this lens with a Nikon D80. You couldn't ask for a better macro lens. It is sharp, sturdy, and easy to use. I must say that I was leary at first when I ordered it, as I have seen mixed reviews on Sigma lenses... but was pleasantly surprised at the quality of construction and output of this lens. I do a lot of abstract macro, and floral photography, and it produces great results. Subjects are perfectly sharp at small apertures, and the DOF with shooting wide-open couldn't be any better. The lens does produce hexagonal fragments in the background called "bokeh" when shot wide-open. This is desireable to some, but undesireable to others. I personally like the look. One downside is that it is very slow to auto-focus, especially when used extremely close-up to the subject, as it has a hard time searching for a focal point. I almost always use this lens in a controlled environment, so it has rarely been an issue for me, as I usually focus manually. Overall it is an excellent lens for the price, and very much competitive with higher-end lenses.

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[5 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

 
Sharp macro or telephoto
By ohioshopperVerified Purchaser from ohio on 4/21/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Special Effects
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX "DG" AF Telephoto Macro Lens for Nikon AF-D Cameras:

I'm having a lot of fun with this lens. It's easy to focus, sharp and makes a good mid-range prime telephoto.

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