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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
Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Learn more about
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

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

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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

$390 - $399

Nikon Nikkor  85mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$446

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Wide maximum Has a lower max f/stop
Magnification Has worse macro
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon-f

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

Macro lens

$499

Nikon Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8D

Nikon Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8D

Macro lens

$429

Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Lens

$277

Min focal length Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
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
Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Nikon-f

Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Nikon-f

Macro lens

$739

Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a narrower aperture

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon-f.

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$497 - $500

Aperture Wider aperture
Weight Slightly lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Nikon Nikkor DC 105mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 105mm f/2D

Low light lens

$899

Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Wide maximum Much wider aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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