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Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG Macro

 
Greg_C
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Oct 19, 2006 04:31 |  #1

I was browsing the Lens Sample Sticky here and noticed that the Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG Macro was missing. I hope to rectify this here.

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Oct 19, 2006 04:34 |  #2

Yup, really good lens. I had one but really Macro isn't my thing so I sold it. There are several other sample shots posted in various threads. i know Nitsch had one and took some great shots.


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Oct 19, 2006 06:46 |  #3

Great macro lens. Wonderful colours and bokeh. Terrible auto focus if you care about that.

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Oct 19, 2006 07:10 |  #4

foxbat wrote in post #2140578external link
Terrible auto focus if you care about that.

Do tell more on this fox _ I've always thought about getting the Canon, mainly due to the internal focusing.

& nice photos Greg.



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Oct 19, 2006 07:16 |  #5

My contribution- sigma 105mm EX with 33mm of ext tubes.
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Oct 19, 2006 07:19 |  #6

Bluedog_XT wrote in post #2140633external link
Do tell more on this fox _ I've always thought about getting the Canon, mainly due to the internal focusing.

& nice photos Greg.

Most macrophotographers use manual focus and also preset the magnification and focus by moving the camera. This makes AF speed and internal focusing irrelevent. The sigma 105mm also has a very nice recessed front lens so you don't tend to get it dirty or scratch it.
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Oct 19, 2006 07:20 |  #7

Bluedog_XT wrote in post #2140633external link
Do tell more on this fox _ I've always thought about getting the Canon, mainly due to the internal focusing.

My best Macro's were always MF anyway and I think that is the default. In my experience the AF hunts quite a bit but I found that if I was using it non-macro then I got it almost there by MF and then tweaked very easily and fast with the AF, or just shot MF which I am very familiar with from most of my other lenses. i think the Canon will be better from a handling point of view but for me it was not worth the significant extra when I am only concerfned with IQ.


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Oct 19, 2006 08:02 |  #8
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Lovely shots Greg, especially #2 (I'm biased since Jumpers are favourites of mine). It definitely looks like a sharp lens with good contrast. I've read many good things about the lens, but I have its bigger brother (150mm) so don't need it ;)

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Oct 19, 2006 08:09 |  #9

Good idea, I'll be picking my favorites from my gallery after school. Or maybe in about 30 min, im in programming class haha


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Oct 19, 2006 21:47 as a reply to Mediasoldier's post |  #10

all my macros are with the sigma 105 mm just cjeck my post here is one

http://www.photography​-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=229570

http://www.photography​-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=229599

its a great lens


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Oct 21, 2006 19:59 |  #11

Nice work all.


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Oct 21, 2006 20:37 |  #12

WOW...just wow..Great now I got another lens I just added to my wish list :-(....


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Oct 22, 2006 16:17 as a reply to Broncobear's post |  #13

nice shots
got the 105 myself.what kinde of ex. tubes are good 4 the 20d?i`also houw importent is a fash?m beginner and hafen`t a clue.thanks
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Oct 22, 2006 17:33 |  #14

epsilon5 wrote in post #2154497external link
nice shots
got the 105 myself.what kinde of ex. tubes are good 4 the 20d?i`also houw importent is a fash?m beginner and hafen`t a clue.thanks
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I've got the Kenko set myself. These seem popular, probably because of the price. They are a fair bit cheaper than the Canon ones and because Ex tubes have no glass there's not a lot of difference but price. Someone a while ago had a problem with loose fit but I think this seemed a one off. If you are just starting with Macro photography this s a great place to pick up lots of tips. You should jump over to the Macro forum and read the stickies - lots of good info.


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Oct 23, 2006 09:43 as a reply to Greg_C's post |  #15

thanks 4 the re.
everithing makes sense i was in the flash sec. great to .that white the flash i dident find.makro,or normal fash ,i did see a lot of intheresting pic white normal flashs (i dont mine the shots themself).my concern one the makro ones is the sice they ad one the front? can that be a reason 4 the use of normal flashs ?proberbly because it is an other gear more. i did thray to make some shots from earthwasps whit the 105 they got quiet funy because i did filled almost 1/3 of there enterencepadand was white the side of the hud already one the flore.
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