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i am looking for a very sharp sigma lenses for a canon camera..... i want to get some good pics of flowers.....
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The Sigma 105mm macro.
Or, similar (although not Sigma) is the Tamron 90mm macro. Both good lenses.
if you have to go with sigma, the 105mm macro is spot on. I really like mine. The focus is painfully slow, so i use it nearly always in manual focus. (which is nice and smooth, by the way)
The 180mm macro will give you even more working space than the 105mm. I don't have one, but know a guy who does. He's very happy with it.
Why Sigma specifically? As I mentioned, the Tamron is equally as good (it essentially boils down to handling preferences), or, for a bit more, you can get the very good Canon 100mm macro. It depends on your budget and preference.
I rate the Sigma macros highly (I won 3 in a Practical Photography "Patterns in Nature" competition a good few Septembers ago and when I latterly changed to Canon, I replaced 2 of them with Canon fit versions).
Both the 105 and 180 are excellent. For flowers, I feel the 180 is probably not going to be necessary unless they are Triffids or in inaccessible locations where the extra reach of the 180 is going to be of benefit.
However, I have recently been using the latest Canon 100mm macro (never having used one) and it is really superb and price wise, there is not a lot of difference netween the Sigma 105 and the Canon 100.
so the sigma 105 would do the job?
i have a 28-80mm 3.5 - 5.6II canon lelses (macro)but the images of flowers are never 100% sharp.....
Dont forget to take into consideration what ratio you want: if you want a 1:1 image, the 100 mm Canon and 105 mm Sigma are fine. If it doesnt have to be 1:1, the 180 mm could be an option, too.
The Nikon 105 macro won the best macro lens test in a photo mag but it's very expensive compared with the sigma 105 which gives more or less comparable results, i'm still trying to persuade the wife to let me spend the cash for the sigma one.
The Sigma 105mm will do the job nicely.
Remember the Sigma 105mm will be the equivlent of a 168mm lens when used on the Canon 300D so 180mm may not be needed.
The best Sigma is a Sigma SD10 with a Sigma 105mm DG!
from what i have read recently in reviews, the Tamron and Sigma macro's are about equal in image performance, and the decision would come down to mechanical and ease of use, and i believe the Tamron just tips the Sigma in mechanical quality.
is there any difference in lens to subject difference between the Sigma 105 and the Tamron 90 macro's?
The best one would be the Sigma 105 Macro. I do have it for 4 years and I am completely happy with it.
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