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Old 20-10-2008, 16:19   #1 (permalink)
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Sigma Macro Lens 105mm f/2.8 EX DG

Any body got one of these? Any good? Any advice appreciated as recently returned to photography after 20 yr break! (Digital SO cool!)
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Old 20-10-2008, 18:22   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Sigma Macro Lens 105mm f/2.8 EX DG

im looking at this lens im looking at this and the tamron 90mm f2.8. from the reviews ive read the tamron seems to come out on top but still not sure myself
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Old 20-10-2008, 18:38   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Sigma Macro Lens 105mm f/2.8 EX DG

Get the Sigma, I've had one for a few months and think its a cracker ; just check 2nd hand prices on ebay ,they generate lots of bidders and fetch high prices. I personally think they are really value for money lenses, but then..I'm a big Sigma fan!
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Old 20-10-2008, 19:26   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Sigma Macro Lens 105mm f/2.8 EX DG

I have been using one of the old versions for a long time and love it, my favourit lens. Have a look at my portfolio and most of the portraits was taken with it. Do very little macro work but seems to work fine. For price it is a good lens.
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Old 21-10-2008, 05:31   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Sigma Macro Lens 105mm f/2.8 EX DG

Well thanks all, that's convincing enough! I'm going to look out for a nice s/h one and if no luck I'll have to get a new one. I'm very keen to do more macro.
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Old 21-10-2008, 07:30   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Sigma Macro Lens 105mm f/2.8 EX DG

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Well thanks all, that's convincing enough! I'm going to look out for a nice s/h one and if no luck I'll have to get a new one. I'm very keen to do more macro.
This would look like your best bet for a good price. May even beat ebay

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro (Canon AF) - Jessops

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Re: Sigma Macro Lens 105mm f/2.8 EX DG

Yes, that is a good price for a new lens; I've seen ebay prices exceed that, its a very popular piece of kit.
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Old 21-10-2008, 15:09   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Sigma Macro Lens 105mm f/2.8 EX DG

I have this lens and I think it is one of the best value lenses in the bag. Optically it's excellent for an occasional macro snapper like me and makes a handy occasional portrait/short telephoto as well but focusing is not as snappy as lenses designed specifically for that purpose. When focused close up it does extend an alarming amount but still gets the job done. There are some excellent examples here of all sorts of shots with this lens and one not such good example.

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Old 21-10-2008, 16:05   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Sigma Macro Lens 105mm f/2.8 EX DG

Added my comment here :- Pixalo Photographic Equipment Reviews - 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro -

Although an excellent lens, I ended up selling it, as I used the Nikon 17-55mm mainly for portraits.
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Re: Sigma Macro Lens 105mm f/2.8 EX DG

Yeah this is the one for me. Been to hospital in Swindon today and followed it by visiting no less than 7 camera shops today (as you do) there and in Bath. Had to go to Bath cos you can't get a decent lunch in Swindon! Anyway saw the lens priced from 249.99 (Jessops) up to 339.99.
BUT they have recently sold on ebay between 125 and 175 (some more) http://completed.shop.ebay.co.uk/ite...86Q2ec0Q2em282 so guess what I'm planning.
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Which camera do you have?
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Re: Sigma Macro Lens 105mm f/2.8 EX DG

In which case I may be able to help if you get in first.
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Re: Sigma Macro Lens 105mm f/2.8 EX DG

I have just started with this lens, this shot was in the garden and with use of the Sigma ring flash.
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Re: Sigma Macro Lens 105mm f/2.8 EX DG

Nice shot. Like your album too.
I've not had time to play with mine yet! Bought it from VinnyP at a more than fair price - the man is a real gent. This weather ain't very inspiring either, going to make myself a light box this avo...
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Cheers Nick ,know what you mean about the weather, have to set up a macro shoot indoors........................................... ..
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On the case....
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