Sigma 105 or Minolta 100

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  1. amarques

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    Hi,

    I want to acquire a macro lens for my A100. I've tried the Minolta 100mm f2.8 D and I find it absolutely great. The problem is that new (or the Sony replacement) is a bit too expensive for me at this time. I've tried to get a used one but they are scarce.

    As an alternative, I've read very good things on the Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG. It's much more affordable (even new).

    Anyone has experience with one or both?

    Should I go for the Sigma or wait for a used Minolta?

    Thanks for any input.
     
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    I've heard the 50mm f/2.8 Macro (Minolta or Sony) are absolutely sharp. I think the Minolta version is the same as the Sony version. I myself, would prefer the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 because it has a closer focusing distance and slightly more reach than the Sonolta 100mm f/2.8

    There are many other macro options for Sony. Sigma has a 17-70mm f/2.8-4 Macro zoom. At 70mm, I heard it can focus on the specks of dust on the front element.
     

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