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SIGMA 60 mm F2.8 DN
With their compact bodies and a diverse range of design, mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras have been evolving in their own unique way. To achieve a lens system corresponding to the cameras of the new era shaped by such thoughts, the high- performance mid-range telephoto lens for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras offers Sigma's original innovation in a form that is more polished and refined than ever before. In order to maximize performance of mirrorless cameras, advanced optical technology is explored to achieve expressive performance worthy of Sigma's Art line. Featuring the natural perspective of mid-range telephoto lenses, together with a shallow depth of field, this lens allows the photographer to capture a single part of a subject. It brilliantly realizes the photographer's intentions.
Excellent for portraits and general photography.
Excellent product, sharp,fast to focus and the price is just right!,
I needed something longer than the 12-32 zoom for my GM1 and the promised new compact Lumix 35-100 will only be available at the end of the year. On that basis, I figured that it would make more sense to go longer than the Olympus 45/1.8 and would make a better fit with the GM1 than the Olympus 75 (never mind the Lumix 35-100/2.8). I am happy with its rendering and works fine as a portrait lens, but I do miss the low-light ability of the 45 and its focal length is somewhat more awkward for street/landscape than the alternatives; you can get excellent results, but it requires careful planning of the shot (which makes it less suitable for travel photography, where you need to act fast and do not always have the option of getting multiple shots from different points or angles). When the compact 35-100 hits the market, I will probably get a 45/1.8 to complement my 20/1.7 for low light situations, and keep the Sigma as a special candid portrait lens; make no mistake: it does shine in that role, and it is a real bargain.
So, this may be the overall best m43 lens I have at present (it's a tough call between this and the Panasonic 20). This Sigma is sharp wide open and easy to use. Before purchasing I read the reviews which said this was a great value (I agree), wonderfully sharp (I agree), and that the smooth metal barrel makes it hard to manually focus (I'm not sure I completely agree there). It's easy enough to focus and AF works fairly fast and far faster than my 20mm Panasonic. I bought this after briefly trying the Olympus 45 which I didn't feel was long enough or enough of a value given its price (and Olympus put it on discount right after I bought it). I see Sigma put this lens on instant rebate right after I bought it too :-| but I still think given what I paid for it, it's a great option. If you're going to use this for portraits, it's a bit long indoors. Make sure you have space or just shoot head shots. It takes lovely portraits though. It's not a Macro or "Macro" so don't expect to get up and close and personal with this.
Love the lens, crisp, smooth and well built. The focusing could take a little to get use to on my NEX 7. Overall a great lens and value, I couldn't be happier.
Added this lens to the 19mm and 30mm Sigma lenses that I have for my Lumiox GX1. These three prime lenses perform beautifully. The new 60mm is a fast mid-range lens that produces very clear images. It's size matches my GX1 to produced a nicely balanced camera-lens combination. I would strongly recommend this lens to any micro-4/3rds users.
I'm a high school senior doing senior portraits for friends, etc. The image quality wide open is beautiful, nice bokeh. Overall I'm really happy. The focal length is great for portraits. I really looked at the oly 45, but am very satisfied with my purchase. The lens hood is nice and it comes with a pouch! Sigma is doing things right. (Though if you have the money, I'm sure the oly 45 is a great lens.) It also looks very nice on my white ep3. Build of lens is nice, too.
If you really desire sharpness as I do, you'll find this lens has no equal at its price. I also have the 19mm and 30mm for the Nex -- and use all 3 on the Nex 5N. I believe this is the sharpest of the 3, and the 60mm is sharp wide open. It makes pics on the NEx 5n that jump out at you with clarity and focus, in Zeiss like way. As a portrait lens you may find it is oversharp and not always flattering when you can count the nose hairs, the bokah is fine though. I also shoot with legacy Nikon manual lenses -- the 50mm 1.4, and the 55mm Macro 2.8 -- and the Sigma is sharper, with far more contrast and color. Yes, the Nikon has it's special look. This 60mm Sigma is a "must have" lens for Nex -- check the reviews against the Sony 50mm 1.8, and search the web for pics and make your own decision. Don't let the lack of image stabilization stop you vs. the Sony. Yes the barrel is slippery with manual focus, but that is a minor irritant.
I use this for table top product shots and find it to be very sharp at center and edge once stopped down at least one stop. Its kind of soft wide open but sharpens up real fast
Once again, Sigma has produced an inexpensive excellent lens for the Nex. Autofocus is accurate,consistent, quick and quiet. It is the equal of the 30mm Sigma produced in this line in resolution across the image with no obvious distorions or aberrations. Open aperture is as good as stop down other than for increased depth of field. The hood is a nice addition but I found it unneccesary except in the most challenging situations. Some might find it too sharp for some portrait situations. But that can be easily remedied in post processing if desired. It makes a nice addition to these Sigma lenses for the Nex - equivalent 28, 45, 90 - that should handle most situations and the 30 and 60 are excellent across the image from wide open on. These 3 are much better than any Sony kit lenses and are an excellent small and light upgrade from such lenses.