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Sigma Macro Lens For Canon EOS Camera

Updated on February 16, 2011

What About Sigma Lenses

There are a few very compelling reasons to buy Sigma Macro lenses for Canon EOS cameras. The Sigma Corp is highly regarded in the photographic community, and they have been working hard to raise their profile. Discover the benefits of Sigma Macro Lenses as you read below. Take note of the photos as you read... all were taken with Sigma lenses on Canon EOS cameras.

Black Swallowtail Butterfly - shot with Sigma 105mm macro lens and Canon EOS 30D digital SLR
Black Swallowtail Butterfly - shot with Sigma 105mm macro lens and Canon EOS 30D digital SLR

Sample Images - Sigma 105mm Macro

Sigma 105mm Macro as a Portrait Lens
Sigma 105mm Macro as a Portrait Lens

The Magic of Macro Photography

Have you given macro photography a shot? It is quite rewarding, and it gets your photography juices flowing. But you must have a great macro lens. Sigma Macro lenses are well worth your consideration when going for a new closeup lens.

When you slap a macro lens on your Canon digital SLR, the world as you know it changes. All of a sudden, things appear that you never knew were there before.

This is a really mystical moment when it actually happens to you.

Sigma Macro Lenses and Canon EOS Cameras

This article is about Canon EOS cameras using a Sigma macro lens, but if you are a Nikon or Pentax user, the same lenses are avaiable to you.

Why would one want to do this? Wouldn't it just be better to get a Canon macro lens?

But why do you even need a macro lens? Won't your all purpose lens be good enough for close up photos?

Excellent questions, and they have some compelling answers.

First, about macro lenses. These are special lenses dedicated to close up photography. They are created specifically for this function. Lens elements in a macro lens have a different configuration, or set up, than a regular lens.

This allows the macro lens to take much sharper and clearer photos when placed close to a subject. Even the lenses that are multi-focal lengths and have the word "macro" in the name are not as good as a prime focal length macro lens.

Next, consider using a Sigma macro lens versus a Canon macro lens. Lots of Canon photographers consider this digital photographic heresy. But there is at least one good reason to do this... cost.

Usually Sigma Macro lenses for Canon digital SLRs are less money than Canon macro lenses. The good news is that no matter which one you use, Sigma or Canon, you will still get excellent photo quality. Most likely, you can't tell the difference in image quality between the two. You would have to call in the investigation team from NCIS to figure out which is which.

Third party manufacturers like Sigma have made a commitment. They recognise that if they don't get the quality right in their macro lenses, they will not get any of the market. And that is exactly what they did. Their lenses are well built and produce great images.

If you decide on Sigma, you will find that there are four dedicated macro lenses to choose from. The focal lengths are 50mm, 70mm, 105mm, and 150mm. Of these, the one that you should try first is the 105mm macro.

The others are good, but the 105 is the highest rated for two reasons. You get a 1:1 ratio, which is the true test of macro, and it can double as a portrait lens. Many portrait shooters use a 100mm lens for much of their work, and this one will do the job.

Sigma macro ratings are very high. You actually should check ratings before buying any piece of camera equipment. In this case, you will discover that many consider Sigma an equal to Canon in the macro category.

Discovering macro photography may be the defining moment in your photographic hobby or career. The beauty and intricacies of nature make you realize that there is a Creator, and He did not hold back, even in the most minute details.

Sigma 105mm Macro Lens Sample Photos

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    • photolenses profile image


      8 years ago

      Outstanding advice on camera Ienses! really liked your Hub! I would like to view many more soon?

    • thewayeyeseeit profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Woodstock, GA

      Amen to that, agvulpes. Thanks for the affirmation.


    • agvulpes profile image


      8 years ago from Australia

      I have used Sigma lenses on my 35mm camera and never had an ounce of trouble so I will stick with them on the DSLR camera.

      Thanks for a useful Hub :-)

    • thewayeyeseeit profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Woodstock, GA

      Thank you for your vote of confidence about Sigma lenses. I have had great success with mine.

    • G L Strout profile image

      G L Strout 

      8 years ago from Ohio, USA

      I have used Sigma lenses before and always been happy with them. This is a wonderful article. Thank you.


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