The 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art produces outstanding rendering performance from the center of the frame to the edges. The combination of an ample volume of peripheral light and a rounded 9 blade diaphragm create beautiful, natural bokeh circles in the background and foreground, increasing flexibility for photographic expressions. In addition to the fast and consistent AF response, the mirrorless-exclusive design of the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art has realized a lightweight and compact lens body that is packed with a range of functionalities.
Everything required in a mid-telephoto macro lens has been achieved at highest levels
By focusing on axial chromatic aberration, which cannot be handled by the in-camera aberration correction it achieves the production of clear images with a delicate rendering while being free of color bleeding. Bokeh was one of the focuses in the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art design, which figures largely in mid-telephoto shooting. The ample volume of peripheral light helps create beautiful bokeh circles, while natural bokeh effect in the background, as well as foreground, gives more flexibility to photographic expressions. By using the latest L-Mount dedicated teleconverters TC-1411 (1.4x) and TC-2011 (2.0x), it is possible to take macro shots at even higher magnifications while maintaining the working distance. From an early stage in the lens design process, flare and ghosting have been measured to establish an optical design resistant to strong incident light sources such as backlighting. SIGMA’s Super Multi-Layer Coating reduce flare and ghosting to help photographers produce sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions.
Art line class optical and AF performance
The 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art abilities to minimize ghosting and flare, which have been validated through rigorous testing from the early stages of its development, ensures that it performs clear and sharp images in backlit conditions. On top of optimization for the latest functionalities, such as face/eye detection AF, which is something mirrorless camera systems do well, it incorporates a powerful Hyper-Sonic Motor (HSM) in its focus motor system to achieve high-precision, quiet AF operation.All of these elements are brought to life using advanced production technology at the Aizu Factory, SIGMA’s only production site, giving the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art the highest levels of performance worthy of the SIGMA Art line.
A full range of functionalities and an excellent build quality.
This lens is packed with a range of functionalities that will satisfy both professional and advanced amateur photographers. The lens has a dust- and splash-proof structure which is built to handle all manner of shooting conditions. The rings and switches have a build quality that is superb in terms of durability, as well as how they work and how they feel. With levels of user-friendliness, adaptability to the environment, and smoothness of operation that are designed for professional uses, the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art pushes the boundaries for photographers and gives them wider creative possibilities. On its body, the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art features a focus limiter setting which comes in handy during macro shooting and the AFL button* to which users may assign select functions.The iris ring, which is designed to help users work intuitively, has a setting to turn ON or OFF the clicking sound that isn’t required by some users when shooting macro. It also comes with a switch for a ring lock system. Its enhanced functions allow users to customize their shooting operations in accordance with their shooting styles.
*Limited to compatible cameras. Functions depend on the camera model.
Focal Length: 105mm
Maximum Aperture: f2.8
Minimum Aperture: f22
Lens Construction: 17 elements in 12 groups
Minimum Focus Distance: 29.5cm
Lens Mount: L-Mount
Filter Size: 62mm
Weatherproof: Weather resistant