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Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Sony E-mount (NEX) Lens
  • Telephoto Prime Lens
  • 35mm Focal Length Equivalency: 90mm
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 19.7"
  • Special Low Dispersion Glass
  • Internal Focusing System
  • Linear Motor for Accurate and Quiet AF

The black 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras from Sigma is a prime lens compatible with Sony E-mount cameras. With a 90mm focal length equivalent in the 35mm format, this is a mid-range telephoto length lens with numerous applications including portraiture. A maximum aperture of f/2.8 provides shallow depth of field and makes this lens effective in low light. The minimum focus distance on this lens is 19.7" (50 cm) and its maximum magnification ratio is 1:7.2. A newly developed linear auto focus motor provides accurate and quiet focusing which is ideal when shooting video. With Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements and glass molded aspherical elements, this lens minimizes chromatic aberrations for sharp, high resolution images. A seven-bladed diaphragm creates an attractive blur in the out of focus areas.

60mm lens for Sony E-mount Cameras mirrorless cameras with a 90mm equivalent focal range.
Maximum aperture of f/2.8 is effective in low light and provides shallow depth of field.
Linear auto focus motor provides smooth, quiet and accurate autofocus
Special Low Dispersion glass and aspherical elements minimize aberrations to provide sharp imaging throughout the frame
Part of Sigma's new "Art" class of fast aperture, sharp prime lenses
Performance
Focal Length 60mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 90 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony (E Mount for NEX)
Format Compatibility Sony NEX (APS-C)
Angle of View 26.6°
Minimum Focus Distance 19.7" (50.04 cm)
Magnification 0.14x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:46 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.40 x 2.20" (61 x 56 mm)
Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black)
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • LH520-03 Lens Hood
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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    Sigma60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black)
     
    4.3

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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      (1)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (10)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Durable (4)
    • Great picture quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (9)
      • Everyday (5)
      • Travel (5)
      • Family photos (4)
      • Home (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (4), Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Outstanding performance, tiny cost

      This lens is razor sharp wide open, with lovely OOF characteristics, or what the experts on the net refer to as "bokeh".

      Like the 19/2.8 and...Read complete review

      This lens is razor sharp wide open, with lovely OOF characteristics, or what the experts on the net refer to as "bokeh".

      Like the 19/2.8 and the 30/2.8 Sigmas for the E mount, this lens is destined for cult status—an accolade made even more amazing considering its truly inexpensive cost.

      These three lenses are the basic kit for all NEX owners, I feel. AF is fast; MF aids on the NEX 6 in particular allow you to focus accurately on a sitter's iris, and be certain you have nailed focus.

      My only reservation is the new shiny finish of the focussing barrel; I prefer a bit more grip, but I will get used to it.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Returned lens due to excessive noise

      I returned this lens due to really loud noise emitted when normally handling the lens. It was as if there was something metallic inside the lens totally loose.

      Before returning, I...Read complete review

      I returned this lens due to really loud noise emitted when normally handling the lens. It was as if there was something metallic inside the lens totally loose.

      Before returning, I mounted it on my Nex-6 and took 2-3 pictures. When mounted, the lens was much more quiet and the quality of the images appeared OK. There was still some noise though, and I assume this would be picked up if one was shooting movies.

      Too bad, as it is light, small, and appears well made.

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      4.0

      Great lens, but

      By MB

      from Burlington, Canada

      Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

      This is as stellar lens for the price! The smoth body is not great for grip, but does look sharp. My only concern is the metallic sound when moving the lens/camera around. In older models the noise was noticed until the camera was turned on. My noise in the lens is always there. Hmmm.
      MB

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      4.0

      Great lens for the price.

      By DJ

      from Columbia, SC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portrait
        • Walk Around
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Silver):

        This is definitely sharper than the Sony 50mm 1.8, although without stabilization. It is small and fits well on my Sony 5N. I wanted a couple of fixed lenses to use with it. I also have the Sigma 30mm. The only downside is the slick focusing ring, if you plan to manually focus. If not, that's a non-issue.

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        5.0

        Instantly became my favorite for NEX-7

        By Roberto

        from Mexico

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Sharp
        • Sharp Liightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

            A great lens. Sharp from f/2.8 and just briliant at f/5.6

            The Sony 50 f/18 is on the shelf now, and probably will stay there.

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            5.0

            Sharp Sharp Sharp

            By Bob

            from Westboro, MA

            Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

            Love this lens. Reasonable price with wonderful results. It's great for distance detail as well as portraits. Though I've had several DSLRs this is the first time I've done one of these. I'm very pleased. Bob Russell

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            4.0

            Very Sharp Images

            By MrLeslieF227

            from Denville NJ

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits
              • Studio
              • Traveling

              Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

              The first thing I noticed about this lens is the impressive extreme sharpness, and ability to focus real close. There is an internal rattle when the camera is turned off, but it does not seem to affect anything and does not bother me. The only issue I have is the pronounced flare when shooting backlit images. I was able to fix it in Lightroom because it is even, but I find it quite bothersome. I used the lens for three months before this happened to me.

              I would easily give this lens five stars if it was not for the backlight flare issue. The sharpness is amazing.

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              4.0

              Nice little Lens

              By Alma Gorda

              from Florida

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Noisy

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Portraits
              • Studio
              • Traveling

              Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

              Great with my NEX 5N. Don't need a viewfinder now that I can AUTOFOCUS.VERY SHARP. Those are the things I like (UPPERCASE). Has a squeegy noise when focusing, don't know if that is normal or a sympton of something that is going wrong, but has it since I opened the box, so I assume it is OK. My photos are sharp and it is fast focusing.

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              5.0

              Nice little lens

              By Alma Gorda

              from Florida

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Noisy

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Portraits
              • Traveling

              Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

              I really have that finally i have a modern lens that has AF with a Sony NEX 5 N . Since i don't like the Sony lenses this is a heaven sent. The 60mm is perfect because in outdoors i can focus in a general direction, since you can see nothing on the NEX screen. The only cause of concern is a squiggy sound i hear while focusing. Hope that proves to be normal.

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              5.0

              Outstanding

              By John

              from Tampa, FL

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Portraits
                • Studio
                • Traveling

                Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

                I normally shoot Leica and other premium glass on the NEX-7, and also shoot a Nikon D800E. I am extremely picky about sharpness. I took some test shots with this lens at f2.8 and was fairly blown away with the stellar image quality (just as the Photozone graphs depicted). I have tried a number of the Sony NEX lenses and was alway disappointed (with the exception of the 10-18mm f4). This lens, however, is a winner! I cannot believe the incredible cost/performance ratio. This is a must-have portrait lens for the NEX system. Also, the bokeh is quite pleasant.

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                4.0

                Sharp for the price.

                By rsf3127

                from Floripa

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Bulky
                • Not Functional

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

                I bought this after the 19 and 30mm lenses I have from Sigma for my NEX. They are a great and compact kit I have taken with me in several trips and hikes. And they produce amazing results for the price. I emphasize "for the price" because there is nothing in this price range with the IQ I can get from this little gems. The 60mm is not exception. I dare say it is sharper than the other two in the center from wide open. And sharpens a little more down to 4.0. The corners are so-so in all the three lenses. That is less important with the 60mm, because I have bought it for portraits. The corners don't seem to sharpen up stopped down. Flare is not that ugly and that is solved if you use the hood. Bokeh is nice. The only thing I would change is the focus ring. THe slick design is flawed. Mine is full of fingerprints. But it is well dampened and manual focus is easy.

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                5.0

                Super sharp

                By rsf3127

                from BRazil

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Portraits

                Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

                I have been a user of the 19mm and 30mm primes from sigma on my 5N.

                They are an outstanding cost-benefit and have amazing IQ.

                I pre-ordered this from B&H as soon as I heard about it.

                It was no mistake. The lens is amazingly sharp. Even sharper than the other two to my eyes.

                The bokeh is smooth.

                The rattling noise is the same when the camera is off.

                The only thing I did not like is the focus ring. It is slippery. But the build quality is a step above the other lenses in the sigma prime line.

                A very good buy

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                1.0

                Returned lens due to excessive noise

                By bob snow

                from Sulphur Springs, TX

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Noisy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Portraits
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

                  I returned this lens due to really loud noise emitted when normally handling the lens. It was as if there was something metallic inside the lens totally loose.

                  Before returning, I mounted it on my Nex-6 and took 2-3 pictures. When mounted, the lens was much more quiet and the quality of the images appeared OK. There was still some noise though, and I assume this would be picked up if one was shooting movies.

                  Too bad, as it is light, small, and appears well made.

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                  5.0

                  Great quality product for the price!

                  By Mario_tr

                  from Trois-Rivières, QC, CAN

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Lens
                  • Great Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

                    This product from Sigma Photo give exceptionnal shoot. It is a great lens in small form factor!
                    Thanks to B&H and Sigma for this lens.

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                    4.0

                    Outstanding performance, tiny cost

                    By Kit Laughlin

                    from Freezing Canberra

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

                        This lens is razor sharp wide open, with lovely OOF characteristics, or what the experts on the net refer to as "bokeh".

                        Like the 19/2.8 and the 30/2.8 Sigmas for the E mount, this lens is destined for cult status—an accolade made even more amazing considering its truly inexpensive cost.

                        These three lenses are the basic kit for all NEX owners, I feel. AF is fast; MF aids on the NEX 6 in particular allow you to focus accurately on a sitter's iris, and be certain you have nailed focus.

                        My only reservation is the new shiny finish of the focussing barrel; I prefer a bit more grip, but I will get used to it.

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                        4.0

                        Extremely sharp lens and easy to focus

                        By Xevin the amateur

                        from Bay Area, CA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Extremely Sharp Pictures
                        • Manual Focus Is Very Easy
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Autofocus Can Be Fidgety
                        • Fairly Large
                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Closeups
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Silver):

                        Bottom line is that if you want to take pictures of your subject up close and dominating most of the frame, this is a great lens. I used this on my Sony NEX-3N.

                        Just because of the lens design, you need to be fairly far away from the subject to do close up shots. Not necessarily a con, just what the lens is.

                        Overall I would highly recommend this lens.

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                        5.0

                        Sharp lens at wide open

                        By Tetsuaki

                        from Toronto, Canada

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Great Picture Quality
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

                          I am using this lens on Sony NEX-5N.Optically you cannot ask more at this price. It is a very solid lens (metal construction) except lens hood (plastic). Personally, I do not like very wide and slippery surface of the focusing ring, but functionally it moves very smoothly and nice dampen feeling.You feels something rattling inside the lens when it was off. If you turn on the camera, there is no rattling inside the lens as other sigma DN lens for NEX.It seems like shaper than 19mm or 30mm Sigma DN lenses and even sharpness throughout the image.It comes with a nice lens case.If you like sharp lens, I highly recommend it.

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                          5.0

                          Impressive!

                          By EventHorizon

                          from New Jersey, USA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos

                            Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

                            I am considering Sigma 30/2.8 DN (original) as my second favorite lens, after Zeiss ZM Planar 50/2.0. So, after Sigma announced 60/2.8 DN, I pre-ordered it from B&H without any single doubt. May be it was premature - without any detailed reviews, MTF graphs (by 3rd party) but with such reasonable price, it was not such big gamble at all. Today lens arrived. Packaging - step in right direction from 30/2.8 (I) - got soft case and lens hood. Feel - nice decent piece of equipment. Solid. Even focusing ring is not made out of rubber, still easy to use, which is very important for me, I am shooting 99.99% using manual focus - old habit from Zeiss ZM, plus NEX-7 focus peaking makes it breeze. Hood - nice little plastic, little bit stiff to fit but reversible, let's see how it will go in future. Rattling when camera is 'off'? - Yes. It still there, I do not care about it. It did not bother me on 30/2.8. When camera is 'on' - silence. Tested AF, as good as it gets, no complains. Huge thanks to Sony for releasing E-mount specs to everyone, so no compatibility issues with NEX-7.

                            Ok. Now let's move to real stuff - Image Quality. On NEX-7 60/2.8 - feels like 90/3.5 (from focus distance and bokeh). Yes, I would prefer 60/2.0, so it will be 90/2.8 but it is what we got, no complains. Sharpness? - OMG! I am crazy about sharpness, so I was impressed. May be it's not a good for portrait lens, but it's what I like. It is simply superb! Sigma - EXCELLENT JOB!!!!
                            Bokeh - There are many opinions as people on this planet but I am like it. I think it is smooth and creamy. My main reason for purchase of this little magical lens was portrait, mostly head and shoulders. This lens fills my requirements perfectly. At 2.8 - subjects stands out in 3D way, very similar to ZM 50/2.0 shoots. Of course when you will try to make full size shoots and want to significantly defocus background, you will see limits of f/2.8. (For this kind you will need Zeiss ZA 135/1.8 - king of bokeh!).

                            Bottom line. Sigma did it again! Perfect hit in 'Portrait' department. Light, sharp. I would highly recommend it. I do not own Sony 50/1.8 but from sample shoots what I saw, Sony is way softer.

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