Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art review

The Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art macro lens is a major redesign for mirrorless Sony and L-mount cameras

5 Star Rating
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro
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Digital Camera World Verdict

For revealing ultra-fine levels of detail in anything from insect and bug photography to extreme close-ups of all things small and smaller, this is a fabulous macro lens. It’s super-sharp and delivers stellar image quality in all respects, while the feature-rich, high-quality build ensures wonderfully refined handling. The lens also works well for portraiture and general short-telephoto shooting with Sony E and Leica L mount cameras, making it a truly versatile optic.


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    Spectacular image quality

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    Great handling

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    Excellent build quality


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    No optical image stabilizer

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    Narrowest aperture is ‘only’ f/22

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    Teleconverters currently only available for L-mount edition

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The Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN MACRO Art is a new version of a favorite lens. We’ve always been impressed with Sigma’s previous 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens, aimed predominantly at Canon and Nikon DSLRs although it’s also available in Sigma, Sony A and even Sony E-mount versions. Indeed, it’s one of the few pre-Global Vision Sigma lenses from before 2012 that’s still going strong on the market today.

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

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