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Old Aug 2, 2005, 2:23 PM   #31
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going to south africa you may need to give them a bit of extra time in shipment..
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Old Aug 3, 2005, 1:20 AM   #32
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I bought a Canon 50mm from B&H and received it in 14 days. That was record fast given that I used the cheapest means of carriage. The Sigma 105mm is today 36 days coming. Has not yet arrived. They told me to be patient.
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We Americans are spoiled rotten. We start complaining that UPS Ground takes 4-5 days from NY to CA. Thanks for the reminder to be content.
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Old Aug 6, 2005, 12:57 AM   #34
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Folks, after waiting for 37 days, you can imagine the anxiety that weighed on me, the Sigma 105mm F/2.8 Ex DG Macro finally arrived. Gee it is a piece of human art and mechanics.

I have only used it for a couple of hours butam happy with this lens on mymy E350D.

I noticed the, AFsometimes hunts - butdamn-accurate. Yah, the motor is noisy but that is not an issueat all.

I just love theMF clutch, large and gives a firm and subtle grip.

I don't know what stuff the body is made ofbut the finishing - matte seem right for me. Perhaps some kind of rubber, definitely not plastic.The quality in my considered opinion is class.

It came with a hood anda nice casein which to carry it.

I also noticedthat you can only attacheither a hood, or a uv filter and a polarizerbut not both.

Price 399 at B&H. It is my first Macro lens so I cannot compare it with any other. I have attached some some shots I took. See for yourself.


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Old Aug 6, 2005, 12:59 AM   #35
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Old Aug 6, 2005, 1:03 AM   #36
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Old Aug 6, 2005, 1:08 AM   #37
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Old Aug 6, 2005, 4:37 AM   #38
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I don't know what stuff the body is made ofbut the finishing - matte seem right for me. Perhaps some kind of rubber, definitely not plastic.The quality in my considered opinion is class.

It came with a hood anda nice casein which to carry it.
It's called a ZEN finish and can hide scratches - at least on my EX's they are of soft rubber over metal

ALL Sigma lenses come with case and hood (also if a lens requires a tripod collar it's also included), unlike other Co. accessories that require to be bought as extra! :-)

IMO you've just got yourself one of the best macro out there: http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=65

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Thanks for the support. I am now sure I did not throw my dough away. I will put it to the best use and hope that my photography will grow partly as a result of the acquisition of this new equipment.:G Now it seems to me that there are times when doing this macro stuff, one needs a tripod. The camera requires absolute steadiness. Am I right?:?
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Old Aug 7, 2005, 2:33 AM   #40
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Thanks NHL for the information on
: http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=32175&forum_id=11&page=1
Those were great shots. It seems to me I need to get a flash light that goes with the Sigma 105mm. Any suggestions?

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