Friday, September 13, 2013

Early macro work with the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG

So, I didn't always shoot macro with Canon's high end macro lenses... I started off in 2009 with the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG mounted on the humble Canon EOS 1000D (aka Rebel) body.  This is actually a damn good macro lens, even if the body was entry level. The 105 macro is from Sigma's EX range, which means it's their top-end glass, and for the price, it is extremely good value. This is a sharp lens. It's not the fastest for AF, but I almost never used AF anyway, as it was almost always used for macro, and rarely as a portrait or medium telephoto lens. DG tells you that it has a full frame image circle, so it's compatible with the 5D or 1D series bodies. It also comes in Nikon mount, but I'll leave the Nikon talk to people who actually use them.  So, anyway - The Sigma 105 served me well for just over 3 years, when I sold it to upgrade to the Canon lenses I now use. In that 3 years though, I got plenty of great shots. Mostly bugs, but a few flowers, and some other random stuff. So, without further ado...

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