Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-02-2008, 10:09 PM   #1
Senior Member




Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 102
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Macro

Hi all,

I was wondering if any of you have used this lens before.

I have an opportunity to pick up a used one for $300 OBO, and am wondering how the lens performs. Reviews from fredmiranda.com seem relatively promising, but I am looking for some *Pentax* testimonials and hopefully some sample shots as well.

Thanks in advance!

03-02-2008, 10:55 PM   #2
Pentaxian
Moderator Emeritus




Join Date: May 2007
Location: Edmonton Alberta, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,648
I've owned it (only sold it due to a personal issue) and will buy the lens again when the funds permit. Sharp, one of the better built lenses from anyone, fast focus with great manual focus feel (very important in a macro lens) and has very good IQ,sharpness and colour. The price you got is excellent and well worth it. IMO there's no downside with this lens.

and examples (lager size won't work here but you can see them on my site below):



03-03-2008, 01:12 AM   #3
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 592
It's an excellent lens. Here are a few of my own examples.







There are gripes about it's focus speed, but that's pretty much normal for most macros. It you do try to use it as a short tele, them make sure that you use the focus limiter. That'll help it focus faster by locking out the close focusing range.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k-mount, lens, pentax lens, sigma 105mm f/2.8, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sigma 105mm Macro EX vs EX DG??? Mr Hyde Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 7 07-15-2014 07:51 AM
Wanted - Acquired: Tamron 90mm Macro or Sigma 105mm Macro (AUS) Pixley Sold Items 2 09-28-2010 08:32 PM
Sigma 105mm EX DG macro? Blue Ask B&H Photo! 2 09-15-2010 08:04 AM
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 17-70mm, Sigma 10-20mm, Vivitar S1 105mm 2.5 Macro 1:1 jjdgti Sold Items 17 08-02-2010 11:05 AM
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Macro vs smcP-D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro Trub Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 04-20-2007 11:58 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:48 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top