sy43165's reviews

  • Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharpness, contrast
    Slow noisy auto-focus

    I've used this lens on a Nikon D70 and D200. I only use this for macro work and for that it is great since I usually focus manually. One thing that I was not aware of before I bought a macro lens is the lens manufacturers list the close focusing distance from the focal plane not the front element. Add to that the lens hood, the recessed front element and the long extension for macro work and this means that, at 1:1 magnification, the front of the lens hood is ~3-4" away from the subject. Having said that, I love the results I get with it.

    reviewed December 21st, 2006 (purchased for $400)