We are pleased to be able to offer you two fabulous special purpose lenses from Sigma that have had their price slashed to just £399.
Sigma 105mm F2.8 Macro EX DG OS
This superb lens offers premium optical quality, a fast aperture, optical image stabilisation and real 1:1 macro close focusing ability.
Sigma’s medium telephoto macro lens incorporates Optical Stabilisation allowing the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. SLD glass provides good control of aberration and the floating inner focus system ensures high rendering throughout the focusing range. By using Sigma’s APO Tele Converters, it is possible to take photos at greater than 1:1 magnification. HSM ensures a quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus override. This lens has a rounded 9 blades diaphragm which creates an attractive blur to the out of focus areas.
I took this lens out at the weekend to see what it could do. It works with both full frame and cropped sensor cameras. I used a Nikon D7100 here to show you just how close you can get:
Focused at around 1:5, (approx 40cm)
Then the same setup shot at 1:1 (minimum focus distance) this is a full sized image, not cropped in any way!
This ten pence coin is also shot at 1:1
The detail this lens can render is marvellous, this shot is straight out of camera with no adjustments
This great lens is available in Nikon, Canon and Sony fit all for just £399
Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 EX DC HSM
Another premium lens from Sigma, this wide angle lens for cropped sensor cameras offers amazing wide angle shots with superior sharpness.
It’s wide-angle of view from 102.4 degrees produces striking images with exaggerated perspective, enabling photographers to emphasise the subject. ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass, SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass and Aspherical lenses provide excellent correction of all types of aberrations. The Super Multi-Layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting and creates high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures fast and quiet autofocus, while allowing full-time manual focus override.
I also took a few shots using this lens and a Nikon D7100. I was out around Poole Harbour for sunset which provides the kind of shooting conditions this lens thrives in. Once again these shots are all straight from the camera with no post production or cropping.
I think you’ll agree it gives impressive results and an interesting perspective over a standard zoom lens. This lens is available in Nikon, Canon, Sony and Pentax fit for just £399