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Any reviews of the Nikon and Sigma 105mm macro?

Ulrik Kold   September 08, 2008, 10:29 AM

Hi,

I'm considering buying either one of these two lenses, but I just wanted to know if anyone here have any words for or against them.

I have a Nikon D40 camera right now with a standard 18-55 lens.

Thanks in advance!

 
alopecosa   September 10, 2008, 07:12 PM

Both of them are excellent. I have an old Sigma 105mm and it works fine with my D70s. Have a look at http://www.photozone.de/nikon--nikkor-aps-c-lens-tests for details. I think. in terms of price the Sigma is a good choice.

 
clvrmnky   January 03, 2009, 08:31 PM

The Nikkor 105 is razor-sharp, and has such a short DOF that you might need to stop it down quite a bit (which is sort of nice in a macro lens).

One thing to check is if the Sigma has been "chipped" for your camera. If you buy it new this should not be a problem, but if it was made before the D40 was released it might need to be serviced in order for it to work. This is a general issue with all third-party lenses on Nikon equipment.

 
Skor   January 04, 2009, 11:43 AM

Hi.
I can not good speak english :(
I have the Nikon D40 too and i have the "AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED". Its a very good objectiv! ....but very high in price.

 
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