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Sigma60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Silver)
 
4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (22)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (14)
  • Nice bokeh (13)
  • Consistent output (10)
  • Easy to use (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Weddings (13)
  • Low light (11)
  • Portraits (10)
  • Landscape/scenery (7)
  • Everyday (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (6), Pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (4), Enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

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.

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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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sharp lens for E-mount

By Catcitygary

from Palm Springs

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

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

    First lens for my Sony A6000 that I actually consider sharp. I'm a pixel peeper and am overly critical but this lens surprised me. It is actually sharp in the corners wide open, which is extremely challenging for most lenses. Fun lens to shoot head shots with. Tends to be a little long for general shooting, but might be nice for street photos for those who like to keep a little distance. Overall very happy and pleased with this lens. If the focal length is good for you then it's a fantastic lens for the A6000

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    4.0

    Great Glass Crummy Metal

    By MJB

    from Buffalo, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Bad Finish
    • Difficult to Clean

    Best Uses

    • Portrait
    • Weddings/Events

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

    If this was a durable plastic body, Heck I would give it a 5! It looks good on my a6000, and has done well for me so far. But it scratched like nothing else! if they anodized the aluminum matte, once again it would be a 5 out of 5. Even if this price went up to $250 it would still be an aps-c e-mount must have. Glass is awesome, great sharp images with reasonable bokeh at 2.8. This may be the only lens I have on my a6000 once I get an a7xx. Looking forward to further sigma e-mount lenses, maybe a good fast zoom will keep this one in the bag.
    Conclusion as of current offerings, buy it when it is in stock. As a great crazed Shia once said "JUST DO IT! DON'T LET YOUR DREAMS BE DREAMS, BUY A SIGMA!"

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    5.0

    SHARP!!!!

    By silverprint

    from Staten Island NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Price is right

    Cons

    • No cons so far

    Best Uses

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

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

    This is one incredibly sharp lens

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    5.0

    Excellent value

    By TimW

    from Phoenix, AZ

    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
      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events

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

      Sigma's ART series of lenses rock. $ for a super-sharp 60mm f/2.8 lens.

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      5.0

      Excellent value

      By TImW

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        Very sharp lens for an affordable price. Sigma's ART-series of lenses rock.

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        5.0

        Incredible definition

        By Henry

        from El Paso, Texas

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Portrait

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

          Surprisingly it has more definition than the original lens from Sony.
          My cousin has the same camera (Sony a6000) and compared: the Sigma lens was superior by far.
          Also color reproduction was much better.
          My only negative feedback is that I had to wait three months for my lens.

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          5.0

          I HEART THIS LENS!!

          By Indiankid

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography
          • Night Photography

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

          The picture quality that this lens produces is second to none! The bokeh on the portrait pics is amazing, and focusing ring is really smooth, and the clarity is very sharp.

          If you have a Sony Alpha, you need to have this in your bag.

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          5.0

          Surprising image quality. Great value.

          By Jim in CNY

          from Central New York

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Very good Image Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Night Photography
            • Weddings/Events

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

            In my experience the rave reviews and comments about its sharpness and quick, accurate autofocus are absolutely correct. I bought it to take photos in low light with a Sony a6000 (24 megapixel, APS-size sensor mirror-less) and find that it is a key addition to the kit lenses. It does not have vibration control but that extra isn't needed in a bright f/2.8 lens that's sharp wide open. Also as everyone notices, there is a quiet knocking noise inside it, but that disappears when the camera is powered on. This is a very good quality lens and an exceptional value. Extremely pleased with this Sigma lens so far.

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            5.0

            all you need for a 6000

            By jorok

            from Des Plaines , IL

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light

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

              very very sharp! and excellent quality!

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              5.0

              Can't Go Wrong

              By Suntouched

              from Sierra Vista Azs

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                I own the 19mm, 30 mm and now the 60 mm version of this lens and all are excellent. Lightweight, quick to focus, very very sharp, excellent color and contrast- just a really nice lens to own. It's amazing that this lens is so inexpensive for what it gives back. You really can't go wrong.

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                4.0

                Great lens for Great price

                By ryanguite

                from Charleston, SC

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    Just started using this lens mostly for portrait and very happy with this so far. Super crisp and not much editing necessary.

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                    5.0

                    Cheap but sharp

                    By Darrin

                    from Montana

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

                    To me this is one of the best lenses that is made for the Sony e mount. Super Super sharp a still for the price. I have had canon L lenses that wasn't as sharp as this little guy.

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                    5.0

                    Great lens! The noise is normal.

                    By Art M.

                    from New York City

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Image quality
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Weddings/Events

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

                      Very sharp, even wide open, even sharper than the Sony 50mm f1.8. Light and small. These Sigma lenses have a little noise when NOT in use, as if a pebble is loose inside the unit. I called Sigma customer service. This is by DESIGN. There is some kind of magnet that floats when in use, and when not in use, simply knocks around. I don't get why this was necessary but it sure does work well.I love having this defacto 90mm (35mm equivalent) for taking portraits. Check the ratings at Dxomark, their list of recommended lenses. This is #2, just under the [$] Zeiss 55mm, and it sells for under [$]

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                      4.0

                      Don't judge this lens by its price

                      By Mike

                      from New Jersey

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Weddings/Events

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

                        It is a great little lens, very sharp.

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                        5.0

                        wow, what a great lens

                        By Wrack Meadow

                        from Boylston, MA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

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

                          The reviews of this lens are pretty high, so I was expecting a lot. And i wasn't disappointed. It's a fun focal length to work with on the A6000, making it a mild telephoto. The thing that is most noticeable is how sharp it is. Comments have been made about it easily scratching, but if you handle it carefully, it should stay looking new for a long time. Maybe i was lucky with this particular lens but so far I have loved all the shots I have taken. And as is often mentioned, you can't go wrong for the price. I am still waiting for the 19mm, but that one has been back-ordered for a really long time. For now I will work with this one and see what it is best at. Great lens.

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                          5.0

                          Worth every penny.

                          By Londo

                          from Minnesota

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

                          I have been in photography for over 40 years and have purchased Sigma lenses before and have been very satisfied with the products for the money.
                          I purchased a Sony a6000 in October of last year with the Sony 16 - 50 mm lense and decided rather quickly that I wanted a low light prime lens that I could use for portrate photography and lower light work. I read a lot of reviews by many independent sites and the most useful was U Tube showing hands on comparisons with other companies like lenses.
                          I purchased the sigma 60mm Art prime lense and can't believe the quality and how well this lens works with my a6000 . This lens is worth a lot more than what I paid for it,
                          Quality and Precision .

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                          5.0

                          Excellent lens.

                          By Bob

                          from Apple Valley, CA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Great all around lens
                            • Indoors/Low Light

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

                            I am using this lens with my Sony a6000. It is a great combination. The lens focuses very quickly. Contrast and color saturation very good. As mentioned in other reviews there is a noise in the lens when shaken. It seems odd, but it is designed that way. Once it is mounted and power is on, the internals tighten up, and the noise goes away. It comes with a nice pouch and lens hood.I am happy with this purchase and the performance of this lens.

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                            5.0

                            Love this lens!

                            By Heather

                            from St. James NY

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • No Rubber Grip

                            Best Uses

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

                              I love this lens. I am using it with a Sony A6000. I am an amateur, but I have love this lens for out door portraits so far. I would probably be more comfortable if it had a rubber grip, I am afraid it will slip during lens changes but I like the results very much especially for the price.

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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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