Sigma 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro Art Lens

SigmaSKU: 085126260651

Mount: Sony FE
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Introducing the Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art Lens

The Ultimate Close-Up Lens for Mirrorless Systems

The Definitive Mid-Telephoto Macro for Mirrorless Cameras

Experience unmatched detail with the Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art lens, the definitive mid-telephoto macro lens for mirrorless systems. With a 1:1 magnification ratio, this true macro lens allows you to focus extremely close to your subject, capturing intricate details with exceptional clarity. Ideal for photographing nature’s wonders such as insects and plants, it also excels in portrait and landscape photography.

Exceptional Image Quality

Achieve razor-sharp results across the entire frame at all apertures. The maximum aperture of F2.8 ensures fast shutter speeds in low light and provides a shallow depth of field for beautifully blurred backgrounds. Professional-level features include:

  • Manual aperture ring with de-click and lock switch
  • Customisable AFL button
  • Focus limiter switch
  • Dust- and splash-resistant construction

Superior Build Quality

The Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO offers outstanding build quality synonymous with the Art line, featuring high-grade materials and expert craftsmanship. The exterior barrel is constructed from Thermally Stable Composite (TSC), which is strong, lightweight, and has a similar thermal expansion rate to aluminium, ensuring consistent performance across varying temperatures.

User-Friendly Design

The lens features a rubberised focus ring for effortless operation and internal focusing, maintaining a constant lens length and stable centre of gravity—ideal for gimbal use. The rear barrel houses an aperture ring with an Auto setting, giving users the flexibility to control the aperture directly from the lens or the camera.

Enhanced Protection

The robust polycarbonate lens hood reduces flare and ghosting in bright sunlight and offers front element protection. The durable brass mount, complete with a rubber seal, keeps dust and moisture at bay.

Professional Feature Set

  • AF/MF switch and customisable AFL button
  • Click/de-click switch for smooth aperture adjustment
  • Lock switch for aperture ring settings
  • Powerful stepping motor for fast, accurate, and quiet AF with excellent tracking
  • Focus Limiter switch for quicker and more precise focusing

High-Performance Optics

The lens boasts an advanced optical design with 17 elements in 12 groups, including one SLD element, to deliver sharp, detailed images and minimise chromatic aberration, flare, distortion, and vignetting. Advanced optical coatings enhance contrast and colour accuracy, even in bright, direct sunlight.

Versatile Applications

Perfect for Portraits This macro lens is not limited to close-up photography. Its short-telephoto focal length and F2.8 aperture make it an excellent choice for head-and-shoulders portraits, offering stunning bokeh and subject isolation.

Ideal for Abstract Photography The Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO is perfect for capturing abstract compositions, focusing on shape, texture, and colour. Its extreme close-focusing ability allows for creating painterly and otherworldly images that reveal details invisible to the naked eye.

Boost your photography with the Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art lens—where exceptional image quality meets unparalleled build and functionality. Whether you’re capturing the minutiae of nature or stunning portraits, this lens is your go-to tool for professional-grade results.

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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