Sigma AF105 F2.8 EX DG Macro reviews: Lens

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Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Much more versatile than expected.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Nov 2011

Andy, Lee on Solent

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
This lens, as all the reports, majors in its image quality and in the fact that it is well built. And that Sigma supplies a lens hood (ok its plastic, but thats fine by me), only adds, with some other manufacturers the lens hood is an added costed option. The lens delivers good contrast and good colour rendition - I used to use a canon telephoto with a macro 'filter' on top (with astonishingly good results!) but always had to boost the colour saturation and contrast a notch or so in the post production. WIth the sigma you just dont have to do this. Additionally it isan f2.8 lens, so it gives you a fighting chance of getting a halfway decent shutter speed when face deep in foliage chasing that incredibly interesting bug .......

Bad points:
Negatives? The lack of an image stabiliser is the biggest drawback, many times (chasing that bug) I have ruined the shot cos I cant keep still enough, and the light is lacking. But to be fair the addition of an IS system would make the lens more expensive, and it was me who chose not to spend the pennies. Havng said that if I had the choice to make again I would DEFINITELY save pennies until I could afford an IS system.

I know this sounds odd, but the lens is not an easy one to use and get immediate good results from, unlike the canon + macro filter. I guess you need to get used to the lens and its incredibly shallow depth of field and use it accordingly.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Oct 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
excellent clarity,works best in manual settings very good value for money.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Nov 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
A good product
Bad points:
No
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Image quality, price
Bad points:
Build quality
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Nov 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent picture quality
Good build
Bad points:
Focus tends to hunt
Quite heavy
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Oct 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Build quality and wonderfully smooth Bokeh.
Bad points:
The lens hood screws into the front of the lens rather than on to the outside edge so you can't fasten it to the lens when not in use.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Jan 2011

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