This Sigma 105mm medium telephoto macro lens incorporates clever stabilization technology meaning you can use slower shutter speeds than would otherwise be possible, great when shooting in dark conditions, for example, without getting camera shake. The closest focusing position is nearly 1.5m but you’ll be filling the frame thanks to the telephoto focal length and in macro, you can get right in close. 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.’ 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 only from Sigma Authorized Dealers.
The Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon, is a medium telephoto macro lens, is great for keeping a suitable distance between the lens and the subject being photogrpahed. The minimum focusing distance of the Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon is 31.2cm at its closest focusing position so shadows are not a problem when working in high contrasting light.
The high refractive index Special low Dispersion in the Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon ensures high performance at all shooting distances and excellent colour rendition, along with the Super Multi-Layer Coating which reduces flare and ghosting, this lens will deliver outstanding performance. The glass in the Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens corrects chromatic aberration, spherical aberration and field curvature.
The Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens has Sigma's Optical Stabiliser system, which offers effective correction of approcimately 4 stops which is a huge help in low-lighting conditions, or when photographing high speed subjects. The lens incorporates floating inner focusing which moves two lens groups seperately whichcorrects image distortion, especially when taking close-up pictures. Since the focusing doesn't change externally, the overall length of the Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens, is compact and easy to handle.
The Hyper Sonic Motor gives quiet and high speed autofocus and full manual focusing can be used if desired.The Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens has a rounded 9 blade diaphragm which creates an dramatic blur to the out of focus area of the image, making subjects stand out from the back ground.
This lens is also compatible with Sigma's APO Tele Converters. With APO Tele Converter 1.4x ED 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.
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31.2cm / 12.3in
Diameter 78mm x Length 126.4mm