Gear Test • Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro OS

We sent David Hay the new Sigma 105mm macro OS lens and we asked him to put it through its paces in a genuine field trial with a series of outings over a period of a month. Was he impressed with its quality? Here are his findings

Soon after I started out in photography, I bought a 50mm macro lens, thinking it would let me get great close-up photographs of flowers and insects. It soon became obvious that, when I was close enough to fill the frame, the lens often cast a shadow onto the subjects. Trying to photograph butterflies and damsel flies was next to impossible as you had to get so close to them that they just flew away long before you could get near enough. Soon I purchased a 100mm macro lens – this was much better. The working distance was twice as long as the 50mm lens which solved most of the previous problems. As a bonus, it also doubled as a great…

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 43 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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