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Anyone try the Sigma 105mm OS macro? How is it?

 
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Oct 16, 2012 13:44 |  #1

Just seeing if Anyone try the Sigma 105mm OS macro? How is it? Does it compare to the canon L?


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Oct 16, 2012 14:27 |  #2

Not bad for $769 new, go for it. I had the Sigma 150 OS and it was way better.


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Oct 16, 2012 15:19 |  #3

vsg28 wrote in post #15130384 (external link)
Not bad for $769 new, go for it. I had the Sigma 150 OS and it was way better.


Which was way better? The 100L, the 105OS, or the 150OS?


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Oct 16, 2012 19:50 |  #4

I meant the 150 OS was better than the 105 OS in terms of IQ. In fact, nothing can beat the Sigma 150 OS for macro IQ- not even the 180 OS they just released. But for me, the 100 L was way easier to handle in terms of better IS (1 stop), versatility and weight (half the weight) compared to the Sigma 150 OS.


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Oct 16, 2012 20:19 |  #5

I rented both the Sigma 150 and the Canon 180. The Sigma was better than the Canon 180.


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Oct 16, 2012 20:21 |  #6

Not surprised, I may pick up a non-OS Sigma 150 if I ever need more reach than what my 100 L will give me. At $500 max used, that is a fantastic deal.


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Oct 16, 2012 20:40 as a reply to  @ vsg28's post |  #7

vsg28, thanks for the clarification.

You have used both the 150OS and new 180OS? How close is the 180 to 150 in IS and handling? I don't need a 150 FL, but can use a 180 FL. Is it worth the chunk cash they are asking for it (in your opinion)?


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Oct 16, 2012 20:43 |  #8

vsg28 wrote in post #15131697 (external link)
Not surprised, I may pick up a non-OS Sigma 150 if I ever need more reach than what my 100 L will give me. At $500 max used, that is a fantastic deal.

I'm going to put mine up for sale at $550 , so I guess that will leave you out , lol ....:lol:


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Oct 16, 2012 21:08 |  #9

jimewall wrote in post #15131783 (external link)
vsg28, thanks for the clarification.

You have used both the 150OS and new 180OS? How close is the 180 to 150 in IS and handling? I don't need a 150 FL, but can use a 180 FL. Is it worth the chunk cash they are asking for it (in your opinion)?

Is the 180 OS worth the extra money over the 150 OS? Simply put- No. You gain very little FL but at the cost of much more weight. To keep it at f/2.8, Sigma has massive lens elements in the lens which made it unwieldy for me at least.


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