Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Macro Now Available

Sigma has just announced the pricing and availability of their newest macro lens. The lens is available immediately for an asking price of $1400.

Sigma 105mm

Sigma 105mm

First announced back in February, Sigma has just sent their newest macro lens out into the wild, and the lens is now available from the usual outlets for $1,400. The new Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro can be purchased on a Sigma, Canon or Nikon mount, depending on your preferred body, and can focus down to 1:1 magnification at 12.3 inches.

The 105mm is designed for full frame cameras, so when mounted on a cropped sensor, the effective focal length shifts to 150mm. This is only the second prime macro that Sigma has made which includes image stabilization — in this case, Sigma's Optical Stabilizer (OS) technology. The minimum aperture on this lens is f/22, and it has a floating focus system to help you get a razor sharp look, and limit optical aberrations. Those of you obsessed with bokeh will doubtless enjoy the pleasantly smooth blur from the rounded nine-blade diaphragm.

Included in your purchase are a hood adapter, lens hood, front & rear lens caps. You can see a review of one of the antecedents to this lens with our buying guide look at the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, a significantly cheaper, lighter, but much less technically advanced lens.