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differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon-f

Slightly lighter 450 g vs 0.7 kg
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Around 40% lighter
Slightly shorter 95 mm vs 116 mm
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Around 20% shorter
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon-f Learn more about
the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon-f

Reasons to consider the Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

Image stabilization Nikon VR vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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the Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide maximum Wide aperture Help
f/32
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Magnification Great zoom Help
1:1 (1x)
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x

Compared to macro lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Focus motor Silent focus motor Help
105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon-f:Generic motor
105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR:Nikon AF-S

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon-f

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon-f

Macro lens

$499

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Nikon-f

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Nikon-f

Macro lens

$386 - $399

Nikon Nikkor  85mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$779

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Wide maximum Has a lower max f/stop
Magnification Has worse macro
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR

Macro lens

$527

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8D

Nikon Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8D

Macro lens

$429

Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED

Macro lens

$499 - $530

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$497

Aperture Has a wider aperture

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon-f Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Canon-ef

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Canon-ef

Macro lens

$386 - $399

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Macro lens

$600

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus

Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor DC 105mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 105mm f/2D

Low light lens

$899

Aperture Wider aperture
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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