My Precious

If I could marry you sigma 105mm macro.. I would.

Blue Velvet
Another world...
I see you....
Magic morning.
Cold Spring.
Blueberry Lime.
A fresh start.
Summer says goodbye.

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.

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27 responses

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (21 Jul 2009):

    Fantastic photos, and a great story.....I'm ready to buy!!

  • Ineta McParland

    Ineta McParland gave props (21 Jul 2009):

    WOW! Breathtaking!!!! Great story, too!

  • Jesse Decker

    Jesse Decker gave props (21 Jul 2009):

    You may have just cost me 500 bucks

  • Antonio Chrysostomou

    Antonio Chrysostomou gave props (24 Jul 2009):

    Beautiful! Excellent work, well done - I'm looking at getting a macro lens, but hadn't thought of the Sigma 105 (was looking at the Canon 100). Will take a look now.

  • Chad Suber

    Chad Suber (Deleted) said (24 Jul 2009):

    I have the lens as well...and I am with you. Love it!!!!

  • Raj C

    Raj C gave props (25 Jul 2009):

    Great story and brilliant photos!! Makes me wanna get this lens.

  • Mysterious Bones

    Mysterious Bones said (25 Jul 2009):

    Looking at these pictures I have finally truly realized it is possible to find your soul mate on the internet after all!!!

    Wow I will need to save those pennies ( a lot of them) to get this it is a must have. I was the kid with the magnifying glass as you described as well....


  • Christina Atik

    Christina Atik gave props (26 Jul 2009):

    love the photos! my god great lens ;)

  • mume

    mume said (27 Jul 2009):

    This made me want to get a macro lens even more! Got to start saving for one.

  • Tania Losada

    Tania Losada gave props (27 Jul 2009):

    Great story and wonderful photos!

  • Vicki Koch

    Vicki Koch said (27 Jul 2009):

    These are beautiful!!! very beautiful....

  • Sherstin Schwartz

    Sherstin Schwartz gave props (27 Jul 2009):

    Thank you everyone!

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (28 Jul 2009):

    Fantastic and congrats!! Now kiss the Groom!!! ha!

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (29 Jul 2009):

    outstanding images! amazing colors & focus

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (30 Jul 2009):

    Incredible land of colour & texture Sherstin!!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (2 Aug 2009):

    Beautiful essay and photos :) Congrats!

  • Christy Stadelmaier

    Christy Stadelmaier gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    If I were forced to choose only one lens, this would be it.

  • Denise Marquez Friend

    Denise Marquez Friend gave props (14 Sep 2009):

    Fantastic 'Story' and Macro Shots! Man They ought to give You a discount for Marketing the lense..You Got ME Sold..I KNOW What MY next big purchase will be! lol... ~Denise~

  • Angelin Yeoh

    Angelin Yeoh gave props (4 Feb 2010):

    i'd marry your lens too.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (2 Jul 2010):

    Wonderful photos and informative essay - my enthusiastic vote ~ !!!


    ALBA LOPEZ said (27 Nov 2011):

    Thank you for the information, it's very usefull, and your photos are beautiful

  • JPG

    JPG gave props (27 Sep 2015):

    Congrats on Story of the Week!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (28 Sep 2015):

    Congratulations for story of the week! Well done and well deserved!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 Oct 2015):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 Oct 2015):

    Congrats on making Story of the Week!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (2 Oct 2015):

    Congrats! Great story!

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