differences

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

Auto focus Yes vs No
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Image stabilization Sigma OS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Slightly shorter 127 mm vs 148 mm
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More than 10% shorter
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Reasons to consider the Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro

Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Slightly smaller diameter 73 mm vs 79 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly cheaper $399.00 vs $569.00
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The best price we've seen is $170 cheaper (around 30% less)
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp

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

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Weight Light weight Help
0.7 kg
Diameter Small diameters Help
105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro79 mm
100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro73 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro$569.00
100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro$399.00
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro105 mm
100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro100 mm

competitors

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Competitors

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$709 - $799

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro

Macro lens

$179

Magnification Significantly more magnification
Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro

Macro lens

$499

Diameter Smaller diameter
Length Shorter
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro Competitors

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon F

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon F

Macro lens

$364 - $499

Auto focus Auto focus
Length Shorter
Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Macro lens

$998 - $1,010

Auto focus Auto focus
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture

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