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03-02-2008, 10:09 PM   #1
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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 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
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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
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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.

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