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Sigma19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 53 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (32)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (29)
  • Consistent output (21)
  • Easily interchangeable (19)
  • Nice bokeh (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (33)
  • Low light (19)
  • Video (8)
  • Weddings (6)
  • Night photography (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-pro photographer (14), Casual photographer (6), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Knocked My Socks Off

A few months ago I bought a Sony A6000 with the kit lens (16-50mm) from B&H. Primarily for street photography, the camera is excellent for my purposes, but I...Read complete review

A few months ago I bought a Sony A6000 with the kit lens (16-50mm) from B&H. Primarily for street photography, the camera is excellent for my purposes, but I was not completely happy with the kit lens. I read a few reviews about the Sigma 19mm, watched some videos about it on YouTube, and, since the price was so low, I decided that I couldn't pass it up.The sharpness of my photos, even at f2.8, is amazing! It compares favorably to the Nikon lenses on my D610. I bought the Sony for a backup camera to the D610, but, with the new Sigma lens, I'm finding that I carry the Sony around as much or more than the Nikon. They're both terrific cameras, but, if you're into street photography, you won't find a better lens.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great IQ but I sent it back.

The lens was sharp and produced great images on my Sony a6000, but it kept loosing connection with the camera. I then would have to disconnect the lens with the camera turned on and...Read complete review

The lens was sharp and produced great images on my Sony a6000, but it kept loosing connection with the camera. I then would have to disconnect the lens with the camera turned on and reconnect it. After the third time (and three photos that I missed) I decided to return it and order the Sony 20mm f2.8.

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5.0

Nice and sharp!

By Crespo33

from New York

Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

I waited so long too buy this lens. I finally bought and i am very happy with it,is small,sharp and i think the focal length is perfect. I could now get the shots that i always wanted. Very nice wide angle lens. It performs very well at night time.

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5.0

Outstanding bargain for a quality lens

By Pablo

from Safety Harbor Fl

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

    This is my walk-around lens. Image quality, sharpness
    and contrast are excellent. Fast focus and f/2.8
    aperture make it great for street photos. This is a must buy for a Sony A6000. I hope they make
    24mm and a 14mm soon.

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    5.0

    great so far!

    By Vicki

    from Appleton, WI

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Night Photography
      • Sports/Action

      Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Silver):

      I've only had it for a week but I'm very happy so far. I shot a band in very poor lighting and I was pleased with the results. It's super sharp, too.

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      5.0

      Really nice work-around lens

      By Gerrrard J.

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

      I bought this lens for my sony A6000 camera. It seems that the phase detection AF is not working but the af speed is satisfying, especially for such a wide lens that do not require a high speed.

      The weight is its most advantage. 150g is quite light and is easy to carry around. F2.8 is a relatively large aperture and can deal with all kinds of environment. The center of the field is really sharp from F2.8, which is the open open aperture. At F8, the lens can produce really high resolution and is perfect for landscapes.

      The price is pretty reasonable for such performance. The only drawback maybe that this is a fixed prime lens.

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      5.0

      Outstanding Walk Around Lens

      By Lars

      from Albuquerque, NM

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

        The 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens by Sigma has proven to be an outstanding walk around lens. When used with the Sony Alpha 6000, the resulting phots are sufficiently sharp to allow 100% crop. Therefore the lens provides performance from wide angle to normal. Is very unobtrusive when mounted on the A6000. While faster lenses are available, the f/2.8 is a good compromise between fast performance and small size.

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        5.0

        81 but still sharp

        By Kit

        from Sparkill, NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Sports/Action
          • Video

          Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

          This is my 60th year of film-making. My mind is sharp, but the body fails every now and then. Thank Heavens for the Sigma 19mm lens for my new Sony FS100 camera. The lens is also sharp, and light-weight. It allows me to do hand-held work effortlessly. And the 2.8 aperture is great for indoor work. Thanks, Sigma.

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          4.0

          Great prime for its value

          By Desert trekker

          from Las Vegas

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh

          Cons

          • Weak Casing

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Silver):

          I've used this product primarily for photographing people in well-lit areas. This has replaced my 16-50mm kit lens for my a6000 since I was not satisfied with the higher zoom ranges anyways.

          I've only used this lens on one sunny day, so I have yet to unlock its full potential. So far, I intend on keeping this lens.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Lens for a6000 Panoramic Photos

          By Antonio

          from New Hamshire

          Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

          I was in Washington DC. on a symposium and used this lens for indoor & outdoor photos of capital hill offices and architecture, Monuments, and churches on my down time, and it worked best in class. Better than the Sony�10-18mm f/4 OSS�or Sony�16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS as all the shots where extremely sharp and detailed, including the panorama shots that previously where completely unusable with the lenses above. Let me define unusable, the other two lenses make a blurry panorama with minimal detail and very little sharpness. While the sigma makes very sharp panorama and they have loads of detail even in low light indoor situations.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Excellent value e-mount wide angle lens

          By menlo photog

          from Menlo Park, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

            This lens is a decently sharp, light, compact 28mm equivalent lens for the Sony e-mount system. In terms of optical quality, for wider than 35mm e-mount lenses, nothing compares for anything near the price.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            One of the best lens purchases for E mount

            By t1up4me

            from Tulsa, Oklahoma

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Good Quality Build
            • Lightweight
            • Low Cost
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Strong Construction
            • Very Sharp

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

              Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

              I wanted an affordable, really good wide prime for my A6000. The choices are limited when it comes to affordable so the Sigma 19mm f/2.8 is a great option. I find the size, sharpness and build to be excellent and highly recommend it.

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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great for the price

              By Tahoe Jim

              from Incline Village, NV on Lake Tahoe

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

              Although this 19mm lens is less expensive it works great on my Sony a6000. Not only does it get great reviews, but it functions better than the 20mm produced by Sony. Yes, it may not be as solid as a Sony lens, but I prefer the lighter weight. I am totally pleased with the results. See my attached sample and I'm sure you will agree.

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              5.0

              Nice lens

              By FABulou5

              from Bay Area, CA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus

              Cons

              • Weak Casing

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Silver):

              I'm a beginner/amateur photographer mostly taking photos of my children, family, and places we travel to. I purchased the silver lens and it did scratch on the first day with only minimal use. When I opened the package it sounded as if there was a loose part inside (as also noted by many others upon my internet research), and also after it was mounted on camera. It functions perfectly though as far as I can see. Only time will tell how durable the contruction is. Great, sharp photos; fast focus. I would recommend this as an affordable lens option for the Sony a6000.

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              5.0

              Great value

              By Dave

              from Phoenix

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

                Primary use- landscape
                Uses- Sony a6000 camera
                Great depth of field, focuses quickly, sharp images, and love the size.

                I will be buying the 60mm version soon.
                I own and recommend the 30mm and the 19mm.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great lense

                By kjhvj

                from jhgvch

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

                  Very sharp paired with Sony a6000, although it feels very cheap and has this clicking noise inside like something is loose, very nice Bokeh, the lense is small, good for traveling.

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                  5.0

                  Sharp!

                  By Jwill

                  from Orlando, FL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Nice Bokeh

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Models
                    • Video

                    Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

                    Love it so far. Tack sharp fast focus

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Nice walk around lens

                    By Pajarita

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

                        Have had this lens and the sony a6000 for about two weeks now. I also bought the sony 35mm 1.8 but find myself still using this lens more. A little wide for general street photography, but great sharp fast little lens!

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                        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Fine. But not much more than kit lens

                        By Marce

                        from Houston TX

                        Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

                        I bought this lens with high expectations , based in other reviews. Truth to be told. Except for the extra aperture they are not significately better than the sony 16-50 kits lens. So, whats the point of replacing? If you bought only the body of sony cam, thats a different history. In that case it d be a wise purchase

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Just wide enough

                        By Aron

                        from Puerto Rico

                        Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black):

                        At 28.5mm and f2.8 on my Sony a6000 I find its just wide enogh for most situation when I need to go wide. Group fotos,landscapes,interiors and architecture.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Value

                        By JOHNinAZ

                        from Arizona

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Silver):

                          The Sigma Art DN lenses are some of the best value lenses for the Sony e-mount. I have all 3 and they outperform everything else I have. And independent testing verifies that. And you can't beat the price. All 3 lenses work perfectly with my a6000.

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                          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good walk-around lens

                          By TheSwede

                          from Utah

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Silver):

                            Quick enough, decent sharpness and aperture for a good street lens. For the money you can't go wrong.

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