Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN | A

Announced Jan 29, 2013 •
Telephoto prime lens | Micro Four Thirds, Sony E (NEX)

I've had this lens for well over a year.  It's become my go-to lens for the Oly EM5. With an auto-extension ring it works famously for close-up/macro work. And for general portrait and people photography, there is simply nothing better. A lot of folks used to diss Sigma for low-quality lens products - myself included. But in the last 6 years or so they have totally surprised me with very high quality lenses at a very accessible price. They have now become my prime choice for lenses.  Well ...

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This is not news for many of you but I just bought the Sigma 60mm f2.8. for $188.00AU So heres a super quick review. Lens design and quality Quite compact and very light in the hand. It does feel a bit cheap. I could only get the silver one and can see how the silver finish can attract finger print marks and scratches. Yes when turned off the lens rattles…this is well documented and part of the design. Does not give the impression of high build quality. For me, so far, the lens works fine. ...

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Got this little beauty just the other day - I am VERY impressed. Tack sharp (Idare say verging on OLy 75mm territory) focusses almost instantly on my EM-5, light and pretty compact. For the price (and then some), cannot be beaten. Would definitely recommend!

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First I want to state that I my experiences with this lens result from using it on Panasonic G2 and G3 MFT cameras, AF might be different with the latest camera bodies. I bought the lens because I wanted an optically convincing tele lens for portraits and landscapes. And this lens delivers: pictures are as sharp as with my sample of the Panasonic 1,7/20mm. Some reviews I read state that resolution is better than the 1,7/20mm by quite some margin, however I didn't see this. The lens produces a ...

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Great portrait lens and very strongly recommended, I am using it on an Olympus E-P2 and it can occasionally hunt a bit to focus in low light - more of an Olympus problem than Sigma I hasten to add - but on the whole incredible value (I paid £129 from SRS in Watford).  My friends and relatives, who have become the subjects of portrait shots, all sing its praises even though it is so sharp as to be revealing of the minute blemishes we associate with ageing.  In simple terms it does what it ...

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Other reviewers have commented on the value for money aspect of this lens.  Nothing beats it. A superb, compact, reasonably fast, tack sharp and extremely useful lens.  Wonderful for stitched landscapes and, of course, portraiture (albeit a tad long for the latter).  I would even go as far as saying that it performs as well as my Olympus 12/f2.0 (at a fraction of the price !) The smooth focussing ring does not bother me, neither does the "rattle". Five stars, no doubt about that.

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This is likely the most underrated m4/3 lens available which is likely due to a couple of factors: 1) the other sigmas are only good lenses 2) f2.8 isn't as fast as what is available for this system For the first point, this Sigma is literally in a different league compared to the 19 and 30. Just look at all the quantitative data on this lens from photoreview or lenstip to see what I mean. This lens is arguably the 3rd or 4th sharpest m4/3 lens available... right behind the Oly 75 and the ...

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Bought this lens for use on my EM1 and GX7. The lens is very sharp thoughout its range and foucuses fast. Its makes a noise as if something was loose inside when the camera is off or the lens is unmounted. Turn the camera on and the noise goes away. Does not seen to interfere with function. The barrel is smooth and makes manual focusung awkward. It is slippery. The lens cap is outstanding as it does not slip out of your fingers as most can. It goes on and off easily even when the hood is on. ...

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