It wasn’t close. People hoping that the new Sigma 90mm lens designed ground-up for mirrorless was going to have at least a decent reproduction ratio, but it turns out to be a 1:5 magnification, which is about the same as a Canon “big white” prime lens.
Sigma’s Actual-Macro Lens for Mirrorless, Released One Year Ago
The sales copy leaked to Nokishita appears to emphasize the macro capability of the lens, which is a bit odd given that it has only 20 percent the magnification capability as a true macro lens. It appears instead to be a bokeh-focused portrait lens.
The f/2.8 maximum aperture lens will be priced at $669, as will be the other lens to be launched at the same time on September 9: the 24mm f/2, which appears to be designed for astrophotography.