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Dec 19, 2013 20:05 |  #1

seems people think the EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM is better than the 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro. why?


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Dec 19, 2013 22:06 |  #2

Which 100/2.8? In particular, do you mean the 100L?




  
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Dec 19, 2013 22:24 |  #3

And which Sigma 105mm? The one with OS or the older one without?


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Dec 19, 2013 22:56 |  #4

i have revised my question. sorry for leaving out the details. i didnt realize sigma made more than 1 105mm macro lens or canon more than 1 100mm macro


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Dec 19, 2013 23:06 |  #5

One key reason for me is that the Canon 100mm (either current model: the USM or the L/IS) can be fitted with a tripod mounting ring. AFAIK, the Sigma can't (either the old non-OS or the current OS version).

I often use a tripod or a monopod when shooting macro and find the tripod ring to be very useful.


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Dec 19, 2013 23:36 |  #6

My advise stands... lol

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Dec 20, 2013 03:45 |  #7

Ignoring the price difference, I'd go for the Sigma in this case. It has OS whereas the Canon doesn't.


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Dec 20, 2013 03:52 |  #8

jgood122 wrote in post #16541167 (external link)
seems people think the EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM is better than the 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro. why?

Why not compare the Canon 100mm macro with I.S. against the Sigma 105mm with OS ?? that way they have both go image stabilization.


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Dec 20, 2013 06:03 |  #9

because there is about $100 dollar difference in those lenses that i am willing to pay. besides the HSM vs USM and weight, i am trying to get opinions and difference between the 2 so i can make a good decision. the canon seems popular but if there is not a huge difference between the two ill go with sigma. just trying to learn as i go.


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Dec 20, 2013 06:33 as a reply to  @ Roy C's post |  #10

I have not used the OS Sigma, but Sigma's macro lenses have been pretty sharp. In IQ, my guess is all the Sigma and Canon 100mm macros will be pretty comparable in sharpness.

As amfoto1 mentioned, the one advantage all the Current Canon 100mm macros have over both the Sigma 100mm macros is the ability to take a tripod collar. I find for macro very useful, I use the collar a lot (but not if I use it for non-macro shots). I ordered the collar with in days of purchasing the Canon.

If comparing the Sigma OS to the non-L, I'd go the Sigma for the OS when doing non-macro shots. But it is not a fair comparison, as the Sigma is usually much more expensive, though with current holiday sales the price is much closer.

Now the Canon 100L IS vs Sigma OS is the more appropriate comparison. The other advantage the L has is weather resistance.

The advantage the sigma has OS over the Canon IS is it is normally about $100 cheaper. Currently with the holiday sale on both the Sigma has a better sale price and is over $200 cheaper. For $100 difference, I'd go canon for a $200+ difference I'm not so sure (probably still Canon).

Vote- My vote is in reference to the IS over the OS. Non-L to the OS - my vote (based on current sales) go OS (original retail go Canon).


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Dec 20, 2013 07:54 |  #11

I have owned both the Canon 100/2.8 non IS and the LIS version and although both were extremely sharp I have found the L I.S. version to be much the better lens, especially if hand holding - for me the L IS is worth every penny. Only tried the Sigma (non OS) for a short period but did it not come up to the Canon 100 non IS which I had at the time IMHO.


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Dec 20, 2013 07:58 |  #12

I have the non OS Sigma , is the new one equipped with a non Rotating front barrel while focusing ?

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Dec 20, 2013 13:48 |  #13

I have the 100mm 2.8L version.

Works like butter.




  
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