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Sigma Unveils 105mm f/2.8 Macro ART Lens for Mirrorless

Today, Sigma has added a new 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro lens to its Art series for mirrorless cameras. The 105mm macro has long been a popular, affordable choice of macro lens from Sigma for DSLR users.

Available in E-mount and L-mount, the lens will offer “superb image quality” having been “designed from the ground-up for mirrorless cameras.”

According to Sigma, there will be “outstanding rendering performance” across the entire frame, corner to corner. It is also said that the lens will mini ghosting and flare “very effectively,” even in backlit conditions. There has also been particular focus on longitudinal chromatic aberration.

Designers at Sigma have ensured that the lens will give an “exceptionally attractive bokeh” with “beautiful bokeh circles.”

With regards to functionality, the 105mm macro has an aperture ring which can be de-clicked – particularly useful in video production.

The new lens is dust and splash proof, built to handle a wide range of shooting conditions. The focus and aperture rings have a “very smooth” action, with ergonomically designed and durable switches.

The lens has also been optimised for the “latest face and eye detection AF,” incorporating a powerful Hyper-Sonic Motor (HSM) in its system to achieve “high-precision, quiet autofocus operation.”

Its minimum focusing distance is 29.5cm (11.6 inches) and has a maximum magnification ratio of 1:1. It weighs in at 715 grams and is 133.6mm long.

The lens is constructed of 17 elements in 12 groups, with 1 SLD element. It’s compatible with high-speed autofocus and lens-based optical correction.

The Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art is available for pre-order and will ship from the 23rd October 2020, with a retail price of £699.

Will Nicholls is the founder of Nature TTL and a professional wildlife photographer and film-maker from England. Having been photographing since the age of 12, Will's images have won a string of awards, including the title of "Young British Wildlife Photographer of the Year" in 2009 from the British Wildlife Photography Awards. Will is also the author of the book On the Trail of Red Squirrels.

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