Many photographers love to shoot tiny objects such as insects or mushrooms. Others do product photography of small objects like jewelry. And still others are medical photographers who need to get in close to record images of human tissue. These types of photography require a special lens called a macro lens.
A macro lens is one which will focus on a subject close enough to render it “life-size” on the image plane in your camera.
Sigma Corp is one of the photography manufacturers that makes Canon EOS macro lenses. In fact, many of the Sigma lenses are considered comparable to those produced by Canon themselves.
Sigma lenses for Canon are made with quality in mind. After all, they are competing in a market where buyers are very discerning. While some photographers are motivated totally by price, that is not the case with most Canon digital SLR owners.
A Sigma Macro Lens for Canon EOS digital cameras must be high quality, both in lens build and image quality. There are a couple of Sigma Macro lenses that match these criteria. And, yes, when you find the right match of a Sigma Macro lens for your Canon EOS digital camera, you will indeed save a few pesos.
So, here is the Sigma Macro for Canon EOS lineup:
The Sigma 105mm is listed first because it is the most widely used Sigma Macro lens. The f/2.8 aperture is a huge plus. It allows maximum light and creates a beautiful amount of bokeh (softened background).
This Sigma Macro 105mm F2.8 EX DG is a large aperture medium macro lens ideal shooting the smaller things in our world that exist virtually unseen. It also has a “flat” field” front lens element so that it can shoot images of flat objects such as artwork or postage stamps and be tack sharp all the way across the image. This Sigma Macro 105mm F2.8 is ideally suited for taking pictures insects or other small creatures, but it is also the perfect focal length for facial portraits rendering the best perspective of the human face.
This lens is again an f/2.8 aperture lens. One advantage of the Sigma 150 is the HSM (hypersonic motor) which makes it much easier to focus on moving objects because of the faster focus.
This Sigma Macro 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM is a large aperture, medium macro lens. It is ideal for shooting the smaller things in our world that exist virtually unseen. It also has a “flat” field” front lens element so that it can shoot images of flat objects such as artwork or postage stamps and be tack sharp all the way across the image. With HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) a quiet & high-speed auto focus is ensured.