Monday, 17 January 2011

Sigma 105mm f2.8 Macro lens review and photos

This is the Sigma version of the 105mm f2.8 macro lens which is very very similar to the Nikon (old version) 105mm f2.8 macro


  1. Very informative review, like always. Is there any chance you will be making one on the Sigma 180mm/3.5 Macro? There aren't many video reviews out there and I was considering selling my beloved 105/2.8 Sigma for this the 180/3.5. The way I figure it, the 180 would be the perfect lens for a nature walk, which is my forte. It would work well for a telephoto, then switch straight into macro with the flick of a wrist.

    I have owned the Sigma 50/2.8 (currently selling this..), 105/2.8, and am now deciding between the extra stop with the 150/2.8 and the reach of the 180/3.5. Have you used either of these lenses? If so, could you attest for either? Reviews are great, but one never knows if the reviewer is reliable. Id love to hear your opinion.
    If interested, some of my work with the 105/2.8 can be found here:

    Thanks so much,

  2. Hi mark.

    firstly the 180mm is not a whole stop darker it is 2/3 stops.

    second it is huge! and for long walks it will take up a lot of bag and weight.
    3rd sigma has just released a 150mm which is f2.8 and has hsm and OS so should be awesome! check it out.

  3. Thank you for the correction. I have heard of the 150/2.8 OS, but with the 150/2.8 non-OS already being $730USD (not sure what that is in pounds..), I can imagine the price of the 150/2.8 OS. Whatever it is, I'm sure it is reasonable, but it's still a big chunk of change. I decided to purchase my 180/3.5 yesterday at a great price of $470USD shipped. Hope it all works out for the best. Ive never had any problems with sigma in the past, especially their macro I cannot see why it wouldnt be a good experience.

    Thanks for your time!

  4. Can Sigma 105mm f2.8 Macro lens be used on Nikon D3100?

  5. I have one and was wondering if it was no good for what i want ot photograph (flowers, insects) but after seeing your review, i guess i have to learn how to use it right!
    I now always take pics with it on a tripod, but i've already ordered a remote shooter, because my problem is that the photos sometimes are not sharp. I thought it was the lens problem... but now i guess not!
    Marco Reis

    (by the way, if you want you can see some photos here