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Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX Macro 1:1 Lens

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Review Date: Dec 2, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sharp! So very very sharp! This lens stays on my Camera almost all the time now. Focal length is perfect for Portraits.
Cons:
AF is a tad slow in lower-light and sometimes hunts if lens is in 'full' position (as opposed to 'limit') but I wasn't expecting fast AF on a Macro lens anyway. Wish I had more magnification, but that's not a problem with the lens, just with me getting more into Macro Photography!

Have had this lens for a while now and if I could sum it up in one word, that word would be 'awesome'.

Not only is it tack sharp at all apertures, but it can also double up as an excellent portrait lens.

The AF is a little slow, but you can't expect quick AF on a Macro lens.

The zoom ring takes a little while to get used to, but it's not as bad as some have made it out to be.

Build quality is fantastic! Ever so sturdy.

This lens is just great fun to use and I always look forward to my next excursion with it!

Here are some samples (bear in mind the Macro shots below were taken on the first day I bought the lens and was still getting used to it. Have since become more accustomed with it)

Macros:

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http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a41/Sir_Revalot/Macro/Abstract/7c855245.jpg

Portrait and standard use:

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