The Sigma 105mm telephoto macro lens uses clever stabilization technology so that you can use slower shutter speeds than would otherwise be possible. This is a massive benefit when you are shooting in dark conditions, for example, so that annoying camera shake, which can ruin results, is kept to a minimum. The closest focusing position is nearly 1.5m but you’ll be filling the frame thanks to the telephoto focal length and in macro, where the closest focus is a mere 0.3m, you can get right in close to the action. What’s more, the excellent optical performance combined with the 105mm focal length is perfect for handling portraits. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting, maintaining quality images with high contrast.
Digital SLR Photography said that the lens produced superb image quality with ‘bitingly sharp results’ and Amateur Photographer was also impressed: ‘With regards to controlling distortion, it’s clearly a first-class optic.’ Digital Camera said that even when the Sigma 105mm was used at the widest aperture, it matched the mid-aperture performance of its rivals, and did a remarkable job, recording high detail throughout its aperture range. PhotoPlus echoed the praise finding that it had wonderfully smooth manual focusing and ‘dead-on autofocus accuracy’. Professional Image Maker applauded the Sigma’s flawless performance that makes the lens trusted for any job.
3-year warranty from Sigma authorized dealers only.
Lens Construction: 16 Elements in 11 Groups
Angle of View: 23.3 degrees
Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9 Blades (Rounded diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture: F22
Minimum Focusing Distance: 31.2cm
Maximum Magnification: 1:1
Filter Size: Diameter 62mm
Dimensions: Diameter 78.3mm x Length 126.4mm