Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN Art

Announced Jan 29, 2013 •
Telephoto prime lens | Micro Four Thirds, Sony E | 350
Sam in Hawaii
 

I keep refining my "small" travel kit; Pen F and whatever lenses I can stuff into a small Pelican case about 12" X 12". Size counts for a lot, but I want the best IQ I can get and still fit it in. I needed/wanted at least a short telephoto to go along with the tiny 12-32 3.5-whatever panazoom and the 25 mm f/1.8, another favorite of mine, and the little 60 mm f/2.8 is only about ½" longer than my 25 mm Oly, plus it has good reviews and according to DXO, is a pretty stellar performer. Seems ...

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Robin Ducker
 

...for the money this is the best buy ever. $200 buys a frighteningly sharp lens that is sharper than any other lens in my bag. It blows away the Sony Zeiss FE 35mm  2.8 in the centre edge or any other place in the frame at any aperture and is actually so sharp it reveals flaws in many scenes that you may want or need to retouch. The bad news is: it looks cheap and it rattles when not in use. It would be better if it focused nearer, if it was F1.4, if it had Steady Shot and had rubber on the ...

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Robin Ducker
 

The good Its the sharpest lens in my bag which includes 2 Zeiss lenses. Its sharp corner to corner at max aperture and reaches max around F4.5. Simply amazing for the money. Bokeh is smooth The bad Mmm...build is pretty cheap and I would prefer to see Sigma brand its "Art" line on more exotic glass so a 60mm F2 or F1.8 might fit the bill, but on its performance I guess the Art branding is justified.

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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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eques
 

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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