differences

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

Slightly smaller diameter 79 mm vs 84 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly cheaper $669.95 vs $896.95
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The best price we've seen is $227 cheaper (around 30% less)
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon F Learn more about
the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon F

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

Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the AF-S VR Micro 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Better image stabilization Nikon VR vs Sigma OS
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Less risk of blur
Slightly shorter 117 mm vs 127 mm
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Around 10% shorter
Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR Micro 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S VR Micro 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon FSigma OS
AF-S VR Micro 105mm f/2.8G IF-EDNikon VR
Magnification Great zoom Help
1:1 (1)
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use

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

Compared to digital camera 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

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon F Competitors

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II

Travel lens

$514 - $524

Magnification Much more magnification
Zoom range Much more zoom
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
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

$359

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Length Shorter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro Nikon F

Portrait lens

$479

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Auto focus Auto focus

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

Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II

Travel lens

$514 - $524

Magnification Much more magnification
Zoom range Much more zoom
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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