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Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Art Lens for Sony E (Black)

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Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Art Lens for Sony E (Black)
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 90mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One SLD Element, One Aspherical Element
Characterized by its sleek and portable appearance, the Sony E-mount, black Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Art is a compact short-telephoto lens. Complementing its modest size is a sophisticated optical design, which uses one SLD element and one aspherical element to reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations for improved clarity and a sharpness. A Super Multi-Layer Coating is also featured and minimizes flare and ghosting for heightened contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions. Complementing the optics is a Linear AF motor, which realizes smooth and quiet autofocus performance, and a rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
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Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Art Overview

Characterized by its sleek and portable appearance, the Sony E-mount, black Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Art is a compact short-telephoto lens. Complementing its modest size is a sophisticated optical design, which uses one SLD element and one aspherical element to reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations for improved clarity and a sharpness. A Super Multi-Layer Coating is also featured and minimizes flare and ghosting for heightened contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions. Complementing the optics is a Linear AF motor, which realizes smooth and quiet autofocus performance, and a rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Short telephoto prime is designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 90mm equivalent focal length.
The f/2.8 maximum aperture strikes a balance between being bright enough to suit working in available light situations while also promoting a lightweight, compact form factor.
One Special Low Dispersion (SLD) element helps to significantly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and color fidelity.
One aspherical element helps to control spherical aberrations and distortion to help realize greater sharpness and more accurate rendering.
A Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to lens elements in order to minimize lens flare and ghosting and contribute to producing contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery, even in backlit conditions.
Linear AF motor achieves especially quiet and accurate autofocus performance that is suitable for both photo and video applications.
Brass bayonet affords improved mounting accuracy and rigidity.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Art Specs

Focal Length60mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 90mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View26.6°
Minimum Focus Distance1.64' / 50 cm
Maximum Magnification0.14x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:7.2
Optical Design8 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size46 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.39 x 2.19" / 60.8 x 55.5 mm
Weight6.7 oz / 190 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.4 x 4.3 x 3.9"

Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Art Reviews

Excellent lens that is FAR more than a value piece

By Owen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-02

WARNING: This particular ART lens does not play nice with the old E-PL2. But that is a 9 or 10 year old camera by now! THE GOOD: My newer, but also aging maybe 7 or 8 year old PL6 (just ordered another PEN) is a marvellous platform for this lens. Very fast autofocus, much better than my previous DSLR experience on tele lenses in dark conditions! The linear drive motor is lightning fast when focusing. It just simply snaps into place and BAM there it is! YES, it rattles with loose lens pieces until powered, because there is no gear holding anything in place. The magnets are directly moving the lens back and forth, so no power, no hold, meaning it is loose and it rattles when you shake it. This is by design. It dumps mechanical gears and floats the lenses inside for direct magnetic power access for insanely fast focusing. So it is totally normal for this lens to rattle when not powered! I switched from DSLR to Micro 4/3 many years ago and never looked back. Reasons were both budget and weight of the gear. I was not disappointed, and the system performs really well, with pro results on a small budget. I bought this a few years ago, to complete the Sigma f/2.8 fixed focal series. Between the 19mm, 30mm, and this 60mm, you have everything covered from mild wide to short tele, at a bright f/2.8, all for under 600 bucks, far less when you catch them on sale. They are all, including this one, tack sharp, from f/2.8 on. Compared to Canon Pro gear, which also has been noted as being a bit soft by many pro reviewers, this is in the same league or better than L lenses, at a tiny fraction of the cost. There may be better gear out there, but can you see the difference, and how much will it cost? I'd rather buy new tires and have money for the next engine repair, plus a bit for the next Photo Safari, than blowing it on other lens gear. At a marginal and barely noticeable difference in image quality, this is a lens, and a whole lens series, that is exceptional, and tough to beat. In the right hands, it will give you world class images!

The sharpest lens I have ever owned

By Valente
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-09-10

...and that's saying a lot. I'm pushing 80 and have been an avid photographer most of my life. I have NEVER used a lens this sharp. It's scary sharp!! ....and scary inexpensive!

Is It Supposed to Rattle?

By Kurt
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-24

I bought this lens and the first one sent to me had a visible dust-speck or bubble in the glass. B&H replaced it and the second one rattled when I took it out of the box. I returned that one, thinking an internal part had broken. Third one also rattled, so I returned it and gave up. Now someone tells me that "There are parts that float free until the lens draws power from the camera." Is this true? Are these lenses supposed to rattle until you put them on a camera and turn the camera on?

Impressive

By riley
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-16

I’ve been fortunate to own lots of lenses and systems over the years, some with their share of prestige — APO Rodenstock, Leica M and R, Zeiss, and Nikon. I must fess up, though, the Sigma 60 MFT is the most impressive lens I’ve experienced so far. It’s astonishing that this performance can be had for $200. When used with the current generation of AA-filterless MFT cameras, the Sigma 60 is simply superb. Love the value, size, lightweight, optical performance, and autofocus. Pretty much every attribute is without fault. If this lens was engraved ‘Made In Germany’ with hand-filled numbers and a gussied up barrel design, its optical performance would fit right in with that crop of lenses. Thankfully Sigma’s priorities are spot-on: please keep doing what you’re doing, Sigma.

Amazing Sharpness

By FRANK
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-26

I reviewed this lens in May of 2016 as 5 stars and now approx. 3 years later I continue to do so. Most everyone wants tack sharp images and you have to have the right equipment but there is more to it than that. Whenever you can, use a tripod and self timer. The single greatest enemy in achieving super sharp images is camera movement. You can virtually eliminate it with Tripod and self timer or image stabilization.

Extremely good value.

By sean
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-02-25

When available for under $200, this is about the best value prime around. It rattles when not active but is a great portrait lens. Smooth bokeh for people and things. For Astro it has a bit of aberration at widest aperture but resolves a lot of detail. I’ve managed to capture amazing nebula shots just on a tripod without a star tracker.

Knocked over by the IQ

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-02-11

I was truly impressed by three parameters: Sharpness, Contrast, Color Fidelity. The physical package is outwardly unimpressive, inwardly stunning, especially for the price! Auto-focus is quick and quiet. Manual focus is something of a challenge. Size and weight are a pleasure to carry. I sure wish Sigma would extend the high points of this lens design to other focal lengths. If quality of image is your desire, look seriously at this lens.

Great portrait lens for the G85

By Carl
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-10-13

Unbelievably sharp, especially at this price. Fast and accurate AF, certainly for in the studio or at the park shooting portraits. Yes, it rattles when off camera as most every review will tell you, but perfectly normal. You'll get used to it. The smooth full-barrel focus ring is a love it or hate it thing. I personally like it, as my fat fingers aren't fumbling around for the focus ring when using manual. And I actually like the minimalist look. But that's all minor details as it comes down to the one main thing -- for a little over 200 dollars, this thing is SHARP.

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