Macro lense , which one to chose?

Started Dec 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Ringwraith69 Senior Member • Posts: 2,506
Re: Macro lense , which one to chose?

For me out of the ones you've listed the choice would be between the Nikon AF-S 105mm VR or the Sigma 150mm. I own both of them, the Sigma without OS, and I really couldn't tell you which one is the better model.

If you plan on shooting bugs, etc., go for the longer lens. The 150mm. is just a little more versatile, I use it as a short tele for concerts, too. The 105mm. is more limited in it's use.

The Sigma 105mm., Tokina 100mm. and Tamron 90mm. are very good lenses, too, but just not in the same league as the Nikon 105VR. The Tamron 180mm. has great optics, but AF is sloooooow and it has no focus limiter so it tends to hunt quite a bit through it's focussing range which can be extremely annoying.

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