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Aug 03, 2011 15:14 |  #1

Just looking for a little opinion from the knowledge here.
Is $280 a good price for the Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro if it is not the 'DG' model? Glass is clean and is a sharp lens.
Just wondering since have the chance to pick one up at that price.
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Aug 03, 2011 15:52 |  #2

Sounds about right

However, a warning about the non-DG of this particular lens, The one i ended up with did not function on my 7D, You might want to verify with the seller, if possible, that it will work on your 7D, and make sure they have a return policy, just in case


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Aug 03, 2011 16:13 |  #3

Thanks for the warning. I am planning on trying it on my 7D before purchase.


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Aug 03, 2011 17:53 |  #4

wizard13 wrote in post #12872067 (external link)
Thanks for the warning. I am planning on trying it on my 7D before purchase.

Check it out at all apertures, On my 7D the issue was the lens functioned fine at f/2.8, but if you stop it down and tried to fire the shutter the aperture control failed and it spat out an error code (forgot which error number it was...but it was basically "Failure of lens to communicate") and then the camera locked up and needed to be turned off and back on again


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Aug 04, 2011 14:56 |  #5

KenjiS wrote in post #12872684 (external link)
Check it out at all apertures, On my 7D the issue was the lens functioned fine at f/2.8, but if you stop it down and tried to fire the shutter the aperture control failed and it spat out an error code (forgot which error number it was...but it was basically "Failure of lens to communicate") and then the camera locked up and needed to be turned off and back on again

Thanks for the heads up. The lens did work at 2.8 but not at higher aperture.
So still looking for a macro lens...


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Aug 04, 2011 18:10 |  #6

wizard13 wrote in post #12877813 (external link)
Thanks for the heads up. The lens did work at 2.8 but not at higher aperture.
So still looking for a macro lens...

Cheap macro i recommend the Tamron 90mm, its usually easy to find at a good price and VERY sharp...

Beyond that, either of the Canon 100mm f/2.8s are the best bet


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