Nikon 105mm f/2.8G VR vs Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG OS HSM for Macro Photography on a budget

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Nikon 105mm f/2.8G VR vs Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG OS HSM for Macro Photography on a budget

My question is pretty basic, which of those is better?

My inquiry comes from the fact that dxomark rates the Sigma as being much better optically than the Nikon, but the Sigma is also quite a bit less expensive.

Is there anything I should keep in mind when making a choice between the two, like any hidden secret why I wouldn't want the Sigma instead of the Nikon?

Can the Sigma communicate well with D7200? Anything I should be worried about?

For shooting macros of insects, small metal objects and textures in Macro

I only shot handheld, never do tripod because I need to have access in public places where I can't bring a tripod with me.

Here are the pages on dxomark where I found this data.

https://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Nikon/AF-S-Nikkor-VR-105mm-f-2.8G-ED-mounted-on-Nikon-D5600__1139

https://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Sigma/105mm-f-2.8-EX-DG-OS-HSM-Nikon-mounted-on-Nikon-D5600__1139

Looking forward for advice on which would make a better Macro lens

 DeltaGe's gear list:DeltaGe's gear list
Nikon D3200 Nikon D5200 Nikon D7200 Nikon D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR +2 more
Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR Nikon D7200 Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
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