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MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

High performance, large aperture medium telephoto macro lens with OS (Optical Stabilizer). SRP £649.99

 

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High performance, large aperture medium telephoto macro lens with OS (Optical Stabilizer).

High performance, large aperture medium telephoto macro lens with OS (Optical Stabilizer).
SLD glass provides good control of aberration and the floating inner focus system ensures high rendering throughout the focusing range. By using Sigma's APO Tele Converter, it is possible to take photos at greater than 1:1 magnification. HSM ensures a quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus override. This lens has a rounded 9 blades diaphragm which creates an attractive blur to the out of focus areas.

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

With Super Multi-Layer Coating

With Super Multi-Layer Coating

No Super Multi-Layer Coating

No Super Multi-Layer Coating

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

No Optical Stabilizer

No Optical Stabilizer

With Optical Stabilizer

With Optical Stabilizer

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

Hyper Sonic Motor

Hyper Sonic Motor

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

Rounded 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.

Tele Converter matching list

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.

* When taking photos with full-size digital SLR, please remove HA680-01 in order to avoid the edges of image being blocked.

MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

 

Lens Construction

MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Specifications

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.

Corresponding AF Mounts

Sigma Canon Nikon Sony  

Barcode No.

Sigma 00-85126-258566
Canon 00-85126-258542
Nikon 00-85126-258559
Sony 00-85126-258627

MTF Chart

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Distortion

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Vignetting

Vignetting

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In The News

Digital Camera Digital Camera
‘… not only is it one of the sharpest lenses on test, its consistency across the frame is just as impressive. Even when used at the widest aperture, it matches the mid-aperture performance of its rivals. The Sigma optic does a remarkable job to offer similar performance, recording high detail throughout its aperture range and keeping aberrations at bay, as well as providing the benefits of optical stabilisation and a near silent autofocus system.!’
   
What Digital Camera What Digital Camera
‘The focussing ring is well placed for comfortable access and remains static in AF mode, yet accepts manual adjustments on demand. AF speed and reliability are both good and there is a focus limiter that confines the full range of object distances either within or beyond 0.45m. Clearly Sigma has given some serious thought to this lens and those efforts are to be applauded. As a result, this is a very capable lens that has no serious weaknesses.’
   

 

NPhoto

Launched last year, the optically stabilised Sigma 105mm is a wishlist come true for macro photographers. The HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) autofocus is practically silent, very fast and extremely accurate. Manual focusing is wonderfully smooth and precise too. However, image quality is what matters most…the Sigma wins with class-leading sharpness at small apertures, ideal for macro shooting. It also has less colour fringing and distortion. Packed with advanced features, this is real heavyweight lens, with performance to match. Superb image quality is hallmark of this lens, and sharpness is unrivalled within the group at f/16. The optically stabilised Sigma 105mm is a wishlist come true for macro photographers…The HSM autofocus is practicallysilent, very fast and extremely accurate. The Sigma 105mm’s landing is supremely good, and optical stabiliser works well in general shooting… Sigma wins with class leading sharpness at small apertures ideal for macro shooting. It also has less colour fringing and distortion.'

 Winner of the NPhoto Best on Test and Gold Awards. 

   

Digital SLR Photography

‘Switches are easy, and the full-time manual override focusing is particularly positive and well weighted. Sigma has been catching a few headlines with some very high-spec lenses, and this macro is one of them. Optical performance is right up there, almost class-leading, and so too is image stabilization and overall build quality.’

   

PhotoPlus

‘The autofocus system is near silent, very fast and extremely accurate, and enables full-time manual focus…Focus ring offers excellent precision for manual focusing. The optical stabilizer works brilliantly…Supreme levels of sharpness and bags of contrast, even at the maximum aperture...the Sigma is a top buy. Superb image quality, effective stabilizer, excellent autofocus.

   

Practical Photography

‘The Sigma produces clear and crisp images… it is a solid lens with some high spec features.  It provides the added bonus of being able to shoot at slightly shower shutter speeds than usual. Sigma is a very able performer – you wouldn’t be disappointed with the results.  It’s a well-built optic with all the features you could ever need from a macro lens.'

   

What Digital Camera

‘Shot a wedding using only Sigma 28mm and sigma 105mm prime lenses. This worked out to be a great choice. It is packed full of the latest technologies. It has just the perfect degree of magnification when used with full-frame cameras. This is a wonderful lens for video work. If I could only ever have three lenses in bag, this would be one of them’

   

Digital Photo

‘Although it’s the most expensive lens in our test, the Sigma 105mm macro proved worth its price-tag. The HyperSonic Motor provided the fastest and most accurate AF and the Optical Stabiliser was invaluable for handheld shots, but where the lens really excelled was in the image quality it produced. Chromatic aberration control was excellent, with next to no fringing apparent through the entire aperture range, and the optics also delivered the best results for both centre and edge sharpness. Overall though, the Sigma 105mm is the best here, and a worthy winner. ’

 

Advanced Photographer

'It’s well made, with easy switches including a three-stage AF limiter. Autofocus drive is Sigma’s ultrasonic HSM, and it’s very fast, recording under 0.4secs in the near-to-far speed test....Optical performance is stellar.  All macros are very sharp, and the Sigma is certainly one of the best.  Tested on full-frame, sharpness is never out of the Excellent zone at any aperture, at the centre or edges....This is one extremely sharp lens, well made, and very nice to use with fast AF, smooth manual focusing and a decent MWD (Minimum Working Distance).'

   
   

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