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Sigma19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera
 
4.5

(based on 63 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (41)
  • Consistent output (29)
  • Easily interchangeable (26)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (21)
  • Nice bokeh (13)

Cons

  • Slow focus (8)
  • Weak casing (7)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (30)
  • Low light (26)
  • Night photography (13)
  • Video (12)
  • Weddings (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (23), Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (7), Casual photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tetsuaki Miyake

I bought it for an everyday AF lens for Sony NEX-5N. It is very compact and light compared to Sony lenses. AF is fast and reliable, and lens generates very sharp images....Read complete review

I bought it for an everyday AF lens for Sony NEX-5N. It is very compact and light compared to Sony lenses. AF is fast and reliable, and lens generates very sharp images. Colour saturation is an average. However, if you consider the price ($), I cannot say any negative things. It comes with a nice lens pouch, too. I highly recommend this product for everyday point and shoot. You can taste new Sigma DP1.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Greatly disappointed

Purchased this lens 7 months ago to use with the Sony NEX-5N digital camera. Lens was working fine until about 2 weeks ago, when the Sony camera started not recognizing the Sigma...Read complete review

Purchased this lens 7 months ago to use with the Sony NEX-5N digital camera. Lens was working fine until about 2 weeks ago, when the Sony camera started not recognizing the Sigma lens. After investigating various possibilities and having it checked by the Sigma authorized dealer in Chile (where I am visiting for the year), it turns out that the firmware needs to be updated. However, a warning: the Sigma so-called 1-year worldwide warranty has turned out to be useless. To fix the lens/firmware under the warranty, we must pay the equivalent of nearly USD 300 to send the lens out of the country for repair (more than the cost of a new lens), or have it repaired by the dealer at cost (no warranty). Waiting to hear the cost of that option, but I can say, that I do not recommend this lens, nor Sigma warranty conditions.

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5.0

My Best Prime Lens!

By Vadly Bareti

from Jakarta, INA

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Landscape Photography
    • Traveling

    Comments about Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera:

    this 19mm along with the 30mm is such a great combo, leaving the kit lens sitting at home all the time.

    it is wide enough, light, good image quality and fast enough with my NEX F3.

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    5.0

    No need to buy Sony Brand lens anymore

    By FMJ

    from Toronto

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Unmount Remount For Af

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Home
    • Traveling

    Comments about Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera:

    this 19mm along with the 30mm is such a great combo, leaving my 50mm F1.8 OSS and the kit lens sitting at home all the time.

    it is wide enough 28mm equivalent and fast enough (for most situation)

    I do not see the same problem as the other review post here, when shooting in video, the jittering effect only show up when you set up your camera too "auto", such as Auto ISO, and auto exposure, leaving the camera keep adjusting.

    my setting is always 1/60 with shutter priority, with a ISO set before recording, not Auto ISO, i do not see that jittering problem.

    my only concern is that when shooting stills, sometimes i have to disconnect the lens away fromt the mount and re-mount to gain AF, or else the AF can sometimes don't response. but hey, can't complain for the price especially the newer model is optically the same, just nicer outside material

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    5.0

    Sigma Lens for Sony f2.8 19mm

    By Jim S

    from Tucson,AZ

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera:

      Love the lens, small, lightweight and a prime what's not to like and price not bad, can get it used for about half the price.

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      5.0

      great value, great lens

      By some guy

      from albany, ny

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera:

      for the price, this wide lens can't be beat. much better value than the competition.

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      4.0

      Wide angle, Nice Boke

      By Al

      from Edmonton, Canada

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

      • Lens Creep

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera:

        wide angle

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        5.0

        Great lens!

        By Seattle

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera:

          Very sharp. Good value for money!

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          5.0

          Great little gem

          By tropicalphotos

          from San Diego

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography

            Comments about Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera:

            This is a great little semi wide lens. It is sharp and a great value.

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            5.0

            so gorgeous

            By edith10199

            from ky

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera:

            I use it on sony nex-5r. it's a good auto lense. the pictures took by it is very good and the colour is gorgeous

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            4.0

            19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount C

            By JC

            from Melbourne Australia

            About Me Pro Photographer

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh

            Cons

            • Weak Casing

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Video

            Comments about Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera:

            For the price this is a bargan lens , buy it you will not be dissapointed, I use mine on a Sony FS700.

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            4.0

            Good Lens

            By Gtran

            from Bothell, WA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera:

              My NEX-EA50UH kit lens and this lens have the same exposure setting in the AE mode (I set my Sony kit lens at 18mm). I believe this lens has more saturation than my kit lens and it is a sharp lens (I was kind of surprised). When I turned the lens left and right gently, one thing gets my immediate attention is the lens elements assembly floats in the barrel and I am not sure why Sigma design it like that. Another thing is the Alignment Dot on the lens is a very humble design so it does not catch my eyes right away. Other than that, it is neck to neck with my Sony kit lens.

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              5.0

              Great Utility Price Point!

              By nick g

              from wherever my airstream goes

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera:

                  I've gotten maybe too used to prime lenses. The last two years I worked a GF2 with a 14 and loved it. This item was part of a fantastic 2 lens set for my new Sony NEX-7. What a relief not to deal with the package 18-55. Zooms slow me down now!

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                  5.0

                  GOOD LENS, LOW COST!

                  By Jack

                  from va

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera:

                  I purchased this sigma for my nex7 as my friend recommonded. 19mm is good enough to get start, and another 30mm is seldomly used. if you already have 18-55, amd do wamt to try f2.8, it will satisfy you. But if you want f1.2 or 1.4... you may need to pay more for Canon lens and adapter. 199 for both 19mm and 30mm kits set is really good!

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                  5.0

                  The best buy I made in a long time

                  By wally

                  from Long Island , New York

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Nice Bokeh

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Photography
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera:

                    I was debating for a long time to buy this Sigma 19mm lens for my Sony NEX-5N and, I finally made the plunge and bought it.After viewing the first pictures taken with lens ,I was happily surprised with the results and have no regrets buying this lens. The pictures are sharp and display nice colors.The corners of the frame are a little soft when taken with the widest aperture but, getting sharp as soon one closes down one stop. I'm very pleased with this lens.

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                    4.0

                    Bang for the buck

                    By Chris the Lars

                    from Sweden

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Design Compatible Nex-7
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Size
                    • Weak Casing

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera:

                    Bought this in the package with the 30 mm which makes it almost unbeatable concerning cost/performance.
                    Have used it just a few days but performance is really good. Sharpness is superb in the center and in the corners it is surprisingly good. You do not have to worry about how the picture will end up there....compared to the Sony Nex kit-lens it is so much better.
                    I have not been putting too much pressure on the auto focus speed but it works fine and I have not experienced any back-focus or "missed" focus. Though I have not figured out the manual focus yet but I guess it has more has do with mental shortcomings for my brain. :-)
                    I use it on a Nex-7 and it would have been nice if it was bit smaller but I guess that could have affected the price and/or performance. If you just accept the size and mount the lens hood it looks quite nice. The light weight is also nice. I will use this with my Nex-7 as an extra camera/lens during wedding shoots together with my 5D Mark 2.

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                    4.0

                    Sigma should make more like this.

                    By Glenn

                    from Detroit, MI

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Bokeh

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Night Photography
                      • Video

                      Comments about Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera:

                      I will be using this to capture video. The 19 mm will give me a nice wide view and let me get get the subject and surroundings included.
                      I hope That Sigma will product more lenes of this type for E mount use.

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                      4.0

                      Great second lens!

                      By Napoleon1327

                      from Durham, NC

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable

                      Cons

                      • Slow Focus

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera:

                        This lens is a perfect lens to take around with you for those wide angle shots. The autofocus is accurate (though a little slow) and the lens produces excellent images. For the price, it's an amazing lens!

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                        4.0

                        Very Cheap, yet it takes great shots

                        By Jojo the nice guy

                        from Sydney, Australia

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • 46mm Diameter
                        • Ugly
                        • Weak Casing

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera:

                        Light weight and extremely cheap lens. Great for my holiday snap shots up and about in New York city. I will be including this lens in my pack on my next holiday.

                        I was satisfied with its auto focus accuracy and speed.

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                        4.0

                        Can't Beat The Price

                        By mgb3558

                        from Rolla, MO

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Nice Bokeh

                        Cons

                        • Focus

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Photography

                        Comments about Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera:

                        Either I am getting better, or this lens is really that much of a step up from the kit lens. Honestly, since I just bought my 5N 3 months ago, it's probably more of the former than it is the latter. Still, that extra stop you get for it starting at 2.8 really does help some when you are doing star photography. My pictures turned out hundreds of times better than when I first did it with my kit lens.Anyways, it's a solid built lens, doesn't feel dirt cheap, and you won't be embarrassed to have it on your camera. It obviously doesn't look or feel as good as the kit lens, but thankfully it's not all about the looks. It is shorter than the kit by about an inch, and quite a bit lighter. Keep in mind, it is over an inch longer than the pancake, so still not shirt pocket length.If there wasn't a packaged deal of this with the 30mm, I probably would of held off until Sony came out with an actual decent pancake lens. But the price was just too good to pass up. If you can get both lenses for $xxx, do it. If not, personally I would go for the 30mm only. If you are more into landscape, and night photography, then you can't go wrong with this lens. It is decently sharp and from what I've heard, loads better than the 16mm, so it's really your only option right now.

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                        5.0

                        Highest Quality Wide Angle f2.8 for NEX

                        By SonyCyberPunk

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight
                        • Nice Bokeh
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Photography

                          Comments about Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera:

                          This is the highest optimal quality wide angle lens available for the Sony NEX camera system. At an aperture of f2.8, it provides what you would expect in low light shooting conditions... fast, clean and mean. Sharp, crisp, nice bokeh, accurate color, good contrast, minimal chromatic aberrations, pleasant pinpoint and sun flair, etc.Moreover, I'm amazed it comes in at the price offered by Sigma. Think of it as a plastic fantastic with a fast aperture and excellent build quality. Sony needs to buy Sigma and learn what they know. This lens is that good.The focusing is fast and accurate. The size is just right. I used to shoot some high quality full frames and expensive glass. I dumped it all for the NEX system and lenses like this. You can't go wrong with Sigma, at least with what they're kicking out today. They are that good. For what it's worth, nothing beats a good Sigma lens, and this is that lens.

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                          5.0

                          Sharp and fast AF

                          By CampDad

                          from San Francisco Bay Area

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Lightweight
                          • Nice Bokeh

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Photography
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Video

                            Comments about Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for Sony E Mount Camera:

                            I bought this as a 2-lens package for my Nex-5N. The price was irresistible. I have been using one of those MF SLR Magic 35mm f1.7 which is actually a great lens but I wanted fast AF lenses too. This together with the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 while not quite as fast as the f/1.7, were good enough given the 5N incredible low-light high-ISO performance.

                            Plus I don't lose any of the awesome 5N's features(HDR, etc).

                            If you have a Sony Nex camera, you can't go wrong with this.

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