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Sigma60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 38 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (21)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Durable (9)
  • Nice bokeh (9)
  • Reliable (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portraits (17)
  • Travel (12)
  • Everyday (10)
  • Landscape photography (9)
  • Weddings (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sharp and fast

By db

from Ballston Lake, NY

Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Black):

Great lens for portraiture and compressing the background. Speed really helps in marginal light situations. Very happy with the clarity of the glass and contrast. I'd recommend this Signa lens as an add on prime lens for street and portrait photography. With the Micro 4/3 format this is equivalent to a 120mm lens.

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4.0

Lightrweight, Sharp, Fun General Use Lens

By VegasGuy

from Vegas

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Clunking Sound

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Portraits
  • Street

Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Black):

I like this lens. I haven't really used it enough to formulate an opinon of the Bokeh vs my Canon EF Zoom in this range. I don't like the clanking sound when motor is not engaged (Noted in many reviews). It feels a bit cheap, but I expect it to last for my use. I purchased this lens to test the Micro 4/3rd Panasonic G7 I bought for it's video features. I wanted to make sure I liked the quality of the camera/sensor befor I pulled the trigger on the Panasonic f2.8 35-100mm

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4.0

Good value

By jd

from Amherst, MA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Black):

      I bought he lens to use on my E-M5 as a faster alternative to the Oly 40-150 kit lens. My main conclusion is that I like wider lenses better, except for those rare occasions when I want something a good deal longer. Nevertheless, I am keeping this because it forces me to see things differently when I take it on a walk. It rattles when you shake it like the other Sigma primes, but takes nice pictures, also like the other Sigmas. At the price, it is a good value for my infrequent use.

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      4.0

      Great, Fast Lens!!

      By Wildcat

      from Providence

      Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Black):

      This lens is a great one I have it on my GH4 and it hasn't failed me at all. The 2.8 aperture works very well, the auto focus is silent and extremely fast. Very shallow depth of field. I absolutely love this lens.

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      4.0

      Good lens for the money

      By Tanya

      from Copenhagen, Denmark

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cheap
      • Consistent Output
      • Light
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Slow Focus
      • Weak Casing

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

      Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Black):

      I've used this lens primarily for portraits and product shots.
      Quite sharp for a cheap lens.
      Slow autofocus, plasticy check feel

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      5.0

      Great lens, great price.

      By BillS

      from Massachusetts

      Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Black):

      I've only been using this lens for a few weeks, but so far it has performed well. Very sharp images and fast focusing are its best features. Well worth the money.

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      5.0

      My new favorite lens!

      By G

      from San Diego, CA

      Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Black):

      This lens covers almost all of my photography. I like shooting faces and narrow street close ups being far enough away to not be problematic in the eyes of or to change the natural expression of my subject. Sigma Art does it so well. A 2.8 lens is bright enough for me, even in dim light. The view on my Olympus is stunning. The fotos are accurate and clean (even increasing the ISO as far as 3200) up to 16X20, although I like some at 20X20 in the square format. I rarely crop nor do I need more than a tweak in post production, usually increasing contrast. Black and white or full color - what I see, I get. Best money I've spent on a lens. I do use the Olympus 45mm f1.8 for larger images, but the Sigma doesn't miss any detail when doing a comparison.

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      5.0

      Amazing lens

      By Tatyana

      from Moscow Russia

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Black):

        I use it for portrets.
        Love this lens and I recommend everyone to buy. Excellent!

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Priced accordingly

        By Radums

        from Los Angeles

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

        • Poor in Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Video

        Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Black):

        I bought the set for my BMPCC and love what they can do for the price. I use these lenses when I want something light and easy to travel with.

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        5.0

        Surprised

        By Crozz

        from Plymouth ma

        Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Black):

        This is a great lens for the money!
        Nice and sharp,quality construction.
        Little slow to focus but not a big deal.

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        4.0

        Lightning and Likeable and Locked on!

        By Rob, Like Stealing Money

        from Jonas Ridge, North Carolina

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Black):

          Light, quick focusing and crisp. This lens freezes candids in my camera as it remains frozen on my camera. It is my favorite lens. Capturing candids and sports shots of runners, it has exceeded my expectations. Fast focusing and inobtrusive it carves faces out of groups with its bokeh. 2.8 is certainly useable. Buy this product. It's remorse-proof.

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          5.0

          Fantastic

          By Davyboy

          from Minnesota

          Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Silver):

          Have had the 60mm sigma for two weeks it is outstanding the image quality of this lens is so awesome and the price makes it possible to afford

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sigma IS working on Quality!

          By SF Tom

          from San Francisco

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Nice Bokeh

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Black):

              I tried Sigma in the 1980's, and they had serious quality issues. I am happy to say, they are working hard with their "Art series." I don't know how long this lens will keep working, but so far, it is great. (the clunking noise you hear is normal, and it stops when the camera is turned on.)

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              4.0

              Good value for the price.

              By Steve

              from Bedford, In

              Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Black):

              I bought this lens to use on a GH4 camera to shoot video. I have only used it once and it seems to work OK. It focuses well and Ibought it so that family members can use my GH4 to shoot 4k video without having to manually focus.

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              4.0

              Very Good for the money

              By ozzios

              from Israel

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Black):

                  I used Sigma lenses from the 80's on Nikon cameras and always liked them. the price was reasonable and the performance very good. this lens is amazing! for the price you get a very sharp, fast focus, F2.8 lens including the cups, lens hood (not the best but OK) and a bag (some like some don't i do).i use it with the Pana GX7 and although there's no IS i still manage to get very good shots at low shutter speed handheld. the 60 (120) is a lens i like to shoot at. gives you that medium range so you can get a bit of distance from your subject. and again price / value is IMO unbeatable yet.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent lens

                  By Matt

                  from Maryland

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Black):

                    This lens is an excellent medium telephoto in M4/3 format. It is sharp even at maximum aperture and does not get much better when stopped down. It focuses fast and accurately on my Olympus M10, and also light and compact. I highly recommend it.

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                    5.0

                    Sharp lens, excellent value

                    By Romain

                    from Sunnyvale, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Black):

                      This is a useful lens for me, joining my my first two M43 lenses -- the M.Zuiko 12-40mm PRO and the M.Zuiko 75-300mm, so it was also a much cheaper purchase. The Sigma 60mm falls in a useful range, reaching a bit further than the 12-40mm while being much smaller and lighter, yet about as sharp. It's noticeably sharper than the 75-300mm, while having a faster f/2.8 aperture. The colors come out a bit more saturated than the zooms though still true to life. As others have noted, the lens tends to clack about when the camera is off. This effect is reduced if I hold the camera with the lens pointing up. While I accept this is harmless, it is still annoying.I'm still learning to use the Sigma but very pleased so far.

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                      5.0

                      Best bang for the buck- buy it!

                      By slojoe

                      from central coast, ca

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Black):

                        Purchased after reading reviews around the interweb. Turns out it really is a lens that is well worth the money spent - and more! Being used with Olympus m4/3 cameras. Using it for landscape, portrait and anything else that fits my vision for a lens of this focal length.Focus is fast, the lens is sharp from f2.8 on. I don't find the metal barrel too slick to focus manually, a non issue for me.The lens internals do rattle when off the camera. The lens fits a bit tight on the cameras.The lens hood included seems a bit short to be totally effective.The lens case included is excellent.Overall a wonderful lens at a wonderful price.

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                        5.0

                        Great lens with some minor issues

                        By Learningcameras

                        from Orlando, Fl

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Sports/Action
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Silver):

                            Overall I'm happy with the lens and nothing else comes close in this price range. Some small issues are that the barrel is very slick and tough to manually focus. Also, because most of the barrel is a focus ring, it is a bit tough to take the lens off the camera as (depending on the camera) it is tough to get your fingers at the base of the lens. There also is the clicking that happens when the focus system engages when turning on the camera. All really minor and not enough for me to dock it a star. Great, well built lens for the money though.

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                            5.0

                            Great value portrait lens

                            By Eric

                            from Cleveland, Ohio

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Great Color and Contrast
                            • Inexpensive
                            • Sharp Even Wide Open

                            Cons

                            • Slippery Mf Ring

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras (Black):

                            Quite simply put, this lens is an incredible value. Its very sharp, even wide open with great contrast and color. I use this lens on an Olympus E-PL1 and autofocus is acceptably quick (though I realize it would be faster on a newer m43 camera). The build quality is very good (especially at this price) and the hood (which I leave permanently attached) and the lens case are a bonus. I find this lens great for portraits as well as close ups of flowers and plants, but the 60mm focal length lends itself to many other applications as well. About the only negative thing I can say about the lens is that the smooth barrel isn't the easiest to use for manual focusing, buts its certainly workable. It also shows fingerprints easily. All in all, the best lens I've ever purchased for the m43 system.

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