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A perfect entry level macro lens

Advantages: Fantastic, clean, sharp images, good build quality, almost silent AF
Disadvantages: I wish I'd have bought the 100mm!

...I purchased this lens as I started to become more and more interested in photographing bugs and insects close up. I decided on the this lens because it was the cheapest that Canon offered. The 100mm lens was £100 more (£460) so thought I'd rather bu ...

thewedge 08.03.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM Macro

Great macro, good telephoto

Advantages: Macro and telephoto in one.
Disadvantages: Sluggish autofocus when shooting close-up.

The 105mm focal length of this lens means that this lens serves both for telephoto and macro purposes - it deals with both of these well. For macro the lens is able to take pin-sharp photos from as little as around 15cm away, and the low aperture means th ...

TheBeepyDuck 03.01.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Sigma EX macro lens - 105 mm F/2.8 for Nikon F

Sigma EX macro lens - 105 mm F/2.8

Advantages: value for money (compared to pro level), build quality,
Disadvantages: makes you think your a pro, but by its nature, proves you otherwise.

This sigma lens is often a favourite starting point for digital SLR users (single lens reflex) looking to upgrade the 'kit' package they bought on impulse in the January sales. "I know, I've got a million pix of my children and cat, now I'll photograph ...

stevieray 03.10.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Sigma EX macro lens - 105 mm F/2.8 for Nikon F

Sigma 70mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro Lens: A sharp little macro

Advantages: Sharp, beautiful pictures
Disadvantages: Possibly price, although cheaper than many macro lenses.

About the lens: This is one of Sigma's range of lenses - at 70mm it's one of the shorter macro lenses on the market, many coming in at around 105mm. It has sigma's EX technology, from Sigma's website this means "The exterior of this lens is EX-finished to ...

littlem91 30.03.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro - Nikon D-type

Sigma 70mm macro Very sharp for the price

Advantages: Very sharp, good focal length
Disadvantages: No stabilizer

This is an affordable lens, still it performs top class, it delivers some of the sharpest image files I have seen from any lens. 70mm is also a very handsome focal length, with a FX size camera like my Nikon D800e, there are enough pixels for a crop, so y ...

runestenseth 26.03.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro - Nikon D-type