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Sigma60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

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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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5.0

Great Lens

By Tom

from West Tennessee

Verified Buyer

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

When I purchased a Sony E-mount camera for my son, I was initially disappointed with its performance. Then after a little research, I found this lens and it's like a new camera. That focusing is fast and the images are super sharp.

 
5.0

Awesome!

By Emz

from Undisclosed

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

I bought this lens for my husband for Christmas and he loves it. Great buy ??

 
5.0

No complaints!

By Adam

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

I was completely new to photography and I bought this lens along with the a6000. Super quick auto-focus. I love using eye auto-focus for portraits. 26mm extension tubes make macro-ish photos possible. Everything comes out super sharp.

 
5.0

Nice Lens!

By Coaster Dan

from Undisclosed

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

I have the Sigma 30mm and now this 60mm. They're both well-built, sharp lenses, even wide open.

The 60 combined with the A6000 (or later version) makes for a tidy, powerful package.

 
4.0

Love using this and other primes on my a6000

By stevebj2

from New York N.Y

Verified Buyer

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

As I do have other dslr and mtitude of lenses Ivan not prepared to duplicate a similar sekection on a6000. Small, light high quality and value are what I wanted for walk around lenses on that Sony. The Sigma 69 fits that description. Although it is a f. 2.8 max.,the a6000 takes well to high ISO do don't hesitate to go higher enough ISO with a high shutter as the Sima is not stabilized. Imagine how great the generally very well reviewed Sigma E-mount 19. 30 and 60 will be with upcoming a6500 with in body stabilization!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice

By moriv

from KC

Verified Buyer

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

Price is Right,images are very nice,buy sigma you will not regret..

 
5.0

Sharp Lens

By Johnny Goodland

from Goodland, FL

Verified Buyer

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

Great lens. Sharp photos on my Sony a6000.
It does make some clunking noise when walking about with it and powered off but I believe that is normal.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beginner and I love it!

By michael

from Undisclosed

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

First use was a camping / climbing trip with friends. No frills easy to use with a a6000 and am super pleased with the results...big bang for the buck in my inexperienced opinion.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

top notch lens

By xtranch

from Fairhope , Al

Verified Reviewer

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

I bought this lens for travel on my Sony alpha 6000. It is fast and sharp with minimal falloff in the corners. The colors are excellent. The raw shots show very little improvement with editing. It does a better job than many lenses that cost 4x more. Proof that you cant beat a fixed lens.

 
5.0

Great lens

By garters

from NZ

Verified Buyer

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

I use it with a Sony a6300. It is quick, fast and sharp. Good for portraits. Comes with a nice pouch.

(6 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EVEN CROPPED IMAGES MAINTAIN EXCELLENT DETAIL

By FRANK M

from WARWICK N.Y.

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

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

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    EXCEPTIONALLY SHARP LENS

    By FRANK M

    from WARWICK N.Y.

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    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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      • No
       
      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Can't beat it for $

      By Btografie

      from Wichita, KS

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worth the $$

      By Lulu

      from Columbia Valley, Washington

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Just what I needed.

        By Don

        from Florida

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        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

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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!

             
            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.

            (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

            Verified Buyer

            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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            • No

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