The 3 Best Macro Lenses in 2021

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BETTER: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art

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The Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art ($799) is a mid-telephoto prime lens available in both L-mount and Sony E-mount options that offers excellent image quality for close subjects. Also featuring 1:1 life-size magnification, the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro can focus as closely as 11.6 inches while the longer focal length means you can stand farther back so as not to disturb shy subjects. The lens’ optical design features an SLD element to produce better image clarity and more accurate color by tamping down aberrations and color fringing. Meanwhile, a super multi-layer coating controls lens flare and ghosting for better contrast. We also like the Sigma 105mm Macro’s fast-focusing hyper-sonic motor that produces speedy and silent autofocus to help you lock in on skittish subjects, such as bees or butterflies. You can get full-time manual focus by just turning the focus ring. Additionally, a focus limiter switch lets you set the focusing range within three zones to quickly grab your shot. The fast f/2.8 is great for low light shooting while the nine-blade founded diaphragm produces beautiful bokeh. Along with the superior image quality, the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art has a tough, weather-resistant construction with a brass bayonet that will withstand inclement shooting conditions.

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