TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2021

BEST MACRO LENS

SIGMA 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art


A macro adds a special touch to any photographer’s kit bag, especially one that can perform extra duty as a classic portrait focal length lens. SIGMA 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art lens checks all the boxes when it comes to a close-up photographer’s wish list: a maximum aperture of F2.8, a minimum focusing distance of 29.5 cm (11.6 inch), a maximum 1:1 magnification and a rounded 9-blade diaphragm, all of which add to the versatile handling of any subject and especially the potential for exciting bokeh effects. Since a good deal of macro work is done outdoors, a water and oil repellent coating protects against inclement weather. Numerous on-lens controls (aperture ring lock switch, AFL button, and an aperture ring click switch for video shooting silence) add to the creative and practical benefits the lens affords.