If I could marry you sigma 105mm macro.. I would.
21 Jul 2009
I've always been fascinated by the tiny details in life. When I was a kid I would take a magnifying glass and do more than just fry ants. I would find myself just staring at the fibers on a piece of fabric or the texture on a flower for long periods of time. So when I became seriously interested in photography the obvious choice of my subjects was the unseen world of macro photography.
That's when the sigma 105mm lens came into my life. I remember the day I got my economic stimulus package, I blew it all in a matter of 5 minutes on that lens and I've never looked back. The only hard part was waiting for it in the mail. I remember the first time I used it I was so amazed and excited to see tiny orbs of pollen on a flower in my room. I could finally capture that tiny world I had been looking at for all those years.
Now, not only is it a fabulous lens for macro, you don't have to get particularly close to your subject. Which makes this lens ideal for taking photos of insects and things that are startled by the enormous black blob you're shoving in their face. It still enchants me every time I get a really nice sharp photo of an insect and see the wide array of colors on their wings.
Also the sigma 105mm allows for a shallow depth of field which makes backgrounds simple and also gives you really nice bokeh. And who doesn't love delicious bokeh! I've used a number of close up filters and extension tubes with my macros, but none have matched up to the crisp and clean images my sigma lens provides. It's a lens that hardly leaves my camera because I've found it's fantastic for portraits as well.
So if you're ready to make a wise investment, go with the sigma 105 mm macro. See a world that other don't. You will love your sigma and it will love you back.