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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

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

best macro lens from nikon

Advantages: quick to focus, silent wave motor when focusing, amazing quality
Disadvantages: slightly heavy, the price

...in my opinion this is one of the best macro lenses nikon have made. The vibration reduction works really well espcially as 9 times out of 10 you will not be using a tripod. the nikon 105mm is a lens with a high resolution and excellent optical performance ...

tashi91 29.09.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Nikon AF-S VR 105mm f/2.8G IF ED Micro