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

(based on 49 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (32)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (24)
  • Nice bokeh (21)
  • Consistent output (19)
  • Easily interchangeable (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Low light (18)
  • Weddings (18)
  • Landscape/scenery (12)
  • Portraits (11)
  • Night photography (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (13), Semi-pro photographer (10), Pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (5), Enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40)

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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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EVEN CROPPED IMAGES MAINTAIN EXCELLENT DETAIL

By FRANK M

from WARWICK N.Y.

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Pros

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight
  • Portraiture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

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

    THE IMAGES BELOW ARE ALL FROM THE SAME ORIGINAL IMAGE. SONY A6000 SIGMA 60MM 2.8 LENS

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    5.0

    EXCEPTIONALLY SHARP LENS

    By FRANK M

    from WARWICK N.Y.

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action

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

      ATTACHED TO MY SONY A6000, I COULD NOT BE MORE PLEASED. GREAT SHARPNESS AND COLOR FEDELITY. IT's GREATEST STRENGTH IS IN PORTRAITURE BUT IT IS SO SHARP, IT CAN BE USED FOR DISTANCE IMAGES. JUST IMAGINE YOU ARE 100 FEET FROM A HORSE. TAKE THE PHOTO AND CROP THE IMAGE ON THE COMPTER. BECAUSE OF THE SHARPNESS OF THE LENS AND THE APSC SENSOR ON THE A6000 AND 24 MP's, THE CROPPED IMAGE HOLD OF BEAUTIFULLY.

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      4.0

      Fast & Tack-Sharp

      By Teeford

      from Baton Rouge

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Weak Casing

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action

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

      I use it with the a6000 kit lens for walking around on vacation. Lens is incredibly sharp and adequately fast. I am waiting for the Sigma f/1.4 30mm so I can retire the kit lens. Only gripe is that the manual focus ring is sometimes hard to turn - don't know if this is a common problem on the 60.

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      5.0

      Can't beat it for $

      By Btografie

      from Wichita, KS

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Great Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Slow Focus

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Portraits
      • Studio

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

      Nice sharp lens. Used it for a small shoot and had good results. Was in low light but still fast enough.

      Auto-focus is run by a drunkard. It stumbles around and finds focus sooner or later.

      Sounds like a game of Yatzee (dice in the cup) when not powered up.

      Cheap case but hey...it's a cheap lens. Sigma definitely spent more $$ on the glass and engineering than they did on the tube.

      Smooth manual focus.

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      5.0

      Worth the $$

      By Lulu

      from Columbia Valley, Washington

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Weddings/Events

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

        I bought this lens because of the reviews I read. I needed a reasonably priced prim for my Sony A6000 and didn't to deplete savings account! I am getting clear sharp photos with very nice bokeh. It does have a clunky sound as you are screwing on camera, but once the lens is in place it is solid. I think the focusing ring is rather smooth and before I purchase I had read that in a review, but I have had no problem with it whatsoever. I am very happy with this lens for the price.

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        4.0

        Just what I needed.

        By Don

        from Florida

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Wildlife Photos

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

          I use this as a "walk around" lens. It is equivalent to a 90mm in full frame so a bit strong but works well for me.

          Pleased with image quality.

          Was puzzled by a thumping noise while walking but it is the electromagnetic (silent) focusing widget. Silent when power is on.

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          5.0

          Sharp sharp sharp

          By Amateur

          from Usa

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

          Much sharper then kit lens that I got with my a6000

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          5.0

          Solid Performer

          By ShutterBug

          from Jasper, GA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Night Photography
            • Wildlife Photos

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

            Over the years I have not been impressed with Sigma's lenses. The ones I owned lacked sharpness and produced dull looking colors. Then a year ago I read some reviews of Sigma's new Art series lenses and was impressed by the IQ of these lenses. I decided to give one a try and found it to be superb in all aspects, from auto-focus speed, sharpness to color rendering. Also the build quality was greatly improved. So when I added a Sony a6000 to my kit, I decided to try their E-mount lenses.

            The lenses are well build, come with a case, lens hood and rear cap. They are light weight, mount quickly to the camera and focus quickly. In short they are a great value for the money and produce great looking images!

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            4.0

            Very nice.

            By Aron

            from Puerto Rico

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

            Works very nice on my a6000. I use this and the Sony 35mm with the Sony 55-210mm zoom.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good addition to the kit bag

            By Joe

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Excellent Value
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh

            Cons

            • Some Focus Hunting
            • Some Focus Ring

            Best Uses

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

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

            I use the lens on an Sony a6000, and it performs well. There are times when the lens hunts for the focus. Most times it is quick to find focus. The quality of the lens is very good especially when one considers the cost point.

            Overall, the lens is worth the modest cost and returns good value. Pictures are sharp with the only negative being the smooth aluminum focus ring. Texture would be appreciated.

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            5.0

            Way to go for the Sony

            By always the sun

            from New York

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                The lens is really a good deal for the money.
                It compares really well to other high quality glass of same focal lenght that i can use with my A5100 thanks to the various adapters. It is sharp, good contrast and colors. Focus hunts a bit sometime but this is is mostly a studio/portrait lens, not a walk around lens, so I can live with that. Great telephoto!

                Sigma prime lenses are the way to go on Sony e-mount for me. I wish Sigma could come up with a nice pancake 16mm or 20mm....for the e-mount! Please Sigma, do it!!

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                5.0

                Nice and sharp

                By Dan

                from Akron, OH

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                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):

                    This lens is nice and sharp. Focus comes at decent speed. Great bokeh. Good in low light. I don't care for the smooth barrel, but that can be remedied by a silicone focus strap. As is common knowledge, the lens rattles when not powered due to the electromagnetic focus mechanism. All in all a really nice lens for the price.

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                    5.0

                    Great lens for the price

                    By Robert Swapp

                    from Covina, CA.

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Weddings/Events

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

                      Nice build quality and a fine fast lens. Sigma did a nice job with this lens. I am looking forward to get a few more Sigma's in my line up.

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                      5.0

                      Super sharp

                      By SuperMario

                      from San Antonio, TX

                      About Me Casual 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
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife Photos

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

                        Image quality is super sharp. It's focusing speed on my Sony a6000 was crazy fast too. I don't like shooting in auto focus but had no choice I could not keep up with my daughter moving around so it was my only option. I ended with a ton of great shots of her jumping off of things and running around. The bokeh this lense produces is great too. My only gripe is that the smooth finish, it's not slippery but would have liked some knurling for focusing

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                        5.0

                        No bib flaws

                        By Tommy TEK

                        from Brunswick, OH

                        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
                          • Weddings/Events

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

                          This will be mostly used for portraits and low light situations. It autofocuses quickly and does what I expect it to do.

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                          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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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            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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