txatqftqduvuxtyayetxatq

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Sigma19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

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)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (44)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-pro photographer (14), Casual photographer (6), Pro photographer (4)

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.

VS

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.

Reviewed by 72 customers

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Versatile lens

By Joel

from Undisclosed

See all my reviews

Site Member

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

Sigma is a very thoughtful Company. They offer a nice zippered camera pouch, along with a hood and paperwork that may of interest to the Buyer.  As an Amateur Photographer, there is still a certain quality I expect from images. I have a Sony a6000 which was used for this lens.  For me, the pros outnumber the cons :

Pros-  Clarity is decent for outdoor photos in daylight, Macro is achievable with inanimate objects using a 10mm extension tube, very little to no distortion that required distortion control, a nice wide angle view that  can be cropped to other sizes when it's  needed.  I still need to experiment with indoor flash.There is a secure fit of the lens to the body of the Camera. The DOF ( Depth of Field) is remarkably smooth in outdoor shots when I am close to a subject in the foreground.

Cons- Without an Image  or Optical stabilization, I have to be sure that I am not moving when photographing moving subjects. There is too much noise in the image when Flash is not used. Or there is insufficient light in the room. Even during daylight hours. I do have to use my editing software to maximize the clarity of the image. But that is not really a Con, as it is something I have to do with nearly every image regardless of the Lens brand.

I am looking forward to more experiments with this lens and confident that I will use it more than my current 16-50mm lens.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not bad for the price

By James

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Clear images and video but makes a ton of noise and movement when lens is moved.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent walk-around lens

By Mark

from Undisclosed

See all my reviews

Site Member

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

I have been a photographer for over 30 years. My travel/walk-around lens is not this lens. Is it perfect? No. However, if your looking for clear, crisp and colorful images that look great as 24x36 prints this is the one for you.

I have spent over $1,000 in the canon line for this same lens length, and I can tell you this completes very well. As a on-screen image you will see no difference and you will save hundreds of dollars too.

 
5.0

What a cheap great lens!

By camiloramirezphotographer

from Medellin-Colombia

Verified Buyer

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

As many lenses out there this one is not perfect, but what a great copy I get. guess I was very lucky. I got this lens to use it in my Son A6500, it is as a 28mm on apsc, and it is made for APSC. Great detail in center and corners as well even in 2.8. Should be more fast, 1.8 would be great but sure should be more expensive, heavy, bigger. It is great in the A6500 because that body is stabilized. I made some 1/8 sec exposure hand held with zero movement. the color and the glass of this sigma is great. now I'm considering this sigma art line for my bag even of the A7RII that I have too. I put it in the A7RII and the camera automatically down the res from 42 to 18 megapixels because it is a APSC lens, but you can turn off that feature on the A7RII and take a full frame picture. off course you will see the image inside a black circle because it is made for APSC, but in photoshop I cropped manually the image , and I could get a great 24MP image very sharp. maybe something like a 23mm lens. just playing. The lens is light but feels well build. Metallic ring of focus ( very strange ) but for me works perfect, very soft operation and fast AF. Incredible price for a lens like this. The best cheap lenses that I can get are this one and the Sony FE 28 f2.0. it is one of the best cheap prime wide angle that you can get for sony APSC. I highly recommend this small and pretty lens.

 
5.0

Real nice lens !

By William

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Real nice lens. Most bang for your buck. With my Sony A6500 images are tack sharp. Series of three lenses are light weight for portability. Highly recommended by me, Bill, Steamboat Springs CO.

(2 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

one of the worst i had

By tzur

from Undisclosed

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

Big big big disspointment. It was Not sharp, not very clear and to my opinion - does not worth the mony. Had it for a week and sold it right after.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing lens for price!

By Matt

from Undisclosed

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

Can't believe how sharp this lens is, especially for the cost.

(2 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not my favorite lens

By SherryMPhoto

from New Jersey

Verified Buyer

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

It could be that it is plastic and feels flimsy. I needed a wide for my Sony 6300 and figured this is decent quality for the price. Next time I would save my money and buy a sony zeiss or sony G lens.

(3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A MUST HAVE LENS

By BEER AND A SLICE

from CHICO CA.

Verified Buyer

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

A GREAT ADDITION FOR YOUR SONY A5100. VERY SHARP WITH EXCELLENT COLOR RENDITION. MY THANKS TO PATRICK AT B&H PHOTO FOR THE GREAT SERVICE.

(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

CLOSE UP & PERSONAL

By BEER & A SLICE

from CHICO, CA.

Verified Buyer

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

A MUST HAVE LENS, THANK YOU PATRICK AT B&H PHOTO.

(0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

I'm struggling with this lens

By Aftaab

from Undisclosed

See all my reviews

Site Member

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

I have yet to come to grips with getting this lens to focus on a subject in a street scene quickly. It will randomly pick a subject in a crowded scene leaving me with the task of fine tuning the focus to get the subject I want sharp. As I magnify the focus to get it sharp, the moment and composition are out of whack which is not ideal for the kind of work I like to do.

What would help immensely would be distance markings on the barrel which are not available, I'm sure if you have time to play with the focus you'll get the desired results. So far I have hundreds, if not thousands of photos that are out of focus using this lens. I will likely switch to a manual lens which will be much quicker using aperture priority and hyperfocal distance than this one. 

Not the best lens for street shooters which is a shame as it is light, small and well built.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just Ridiculous Value, Haters Gonna Hate

By Chris

from Undisclosed

See all my reviews

Site Member

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

Maybe not the greatest wide angle lens ever, but its of staggeringly good quality for $200. If you want something appreciably better for a6000/a6300 you are looking at the $1500 Carl Zeiss Loxia 2.8/21, which certainly should be better as it costs literally 7.5x as much!

Wide angle lenses arent usually super sharp but Im happy with my 19mm, all the corners look good (way better than the kit lens, and a little better than the Sony SEL1018 - but the tradeoff is fewer focus points and no OIS. However, this is an f/2.8 lens, so its also much faster, so the lack of OIS really only hurts for video use. I have seen focus hunting during video with AF-C, but mostly in low light, low contrast scenes. If you have good light and your focus target is in the center of the frame, AF is fast and deadly accurate!

Color and contrast are somewhat muted, which may be an adjustment for some who do little/no postprocessing or shoot JPEG, and the bokeh is just average but thats not not usually considered much in a wide angle. 

Its a 5 star lens for $200 and its easily the weakest of the 3 Sigma emount lenses, but after owning both it and the SEL1018 for a few months, I definitely would not part with the Sigma!

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Sharp lens, fast autofocus and small for streetphotogra

By Tonyniev

from Las Vegas

Verified Buyer

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

I have been sharing great images from the Sigma Art 19 mm with my photography friends showing the sharp images from this lens on the Sony A6000 shot under good lighting and at night, One image was shot at F3.2 handheld at iso 800 and was so surprised to see deep DoF for this large aperture opening. Three of my friends so far have also purchased this lens based on my sample images.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Pickup!

By Chris

from Chicago

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

I purchased this lens, along with the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN (Sony E-Mount), and was actually very impressed with the quality of it. I'm using this lens in the Sony a6000 and between the 2 sometimes I can't pick which one I want to leave out the house with and experiment with for the day. The lens actually produces some very crisp and clear photos. The center is also very sharp wide open. I'm not saying the corners aren't sharp, but they're not dull either. It produces a nice photo all around. I'd definitely reccomend adding this lens to your repertoire. You can't beat it for the price.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Pleased With Results

By PixelPaula

from Adrian, Michigan

Verified Buyer

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

I purchased this lens to use in low-light environments where flash and tripods are not allowed. I tested it out at the Toledo Museum of Art. A special exhibit by sculpture Jaume Plensa was perfect for this test. This artist has given permission to photograph his works. The sculptures were strategically lit and the result was an almost sepia-toned environment. His sculptures incorporate many typefaces and I was pleased the Sigma lens, mounted on a Sony A6300, auto-focused quickly and accurately. It was a joy to work with and the results were excellent. The attached photos required almost no post-processing, just what was needed to convert them from raw to jpeg.

I also used this lens outside and appreciated using the wide-open aperture to blur distracting backgrounds elements behind some of the outdoor works.

This lens will stay in my bag.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great lens for group shots

By windgate

from Boone, NC

Verified Buyer

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

I currently use the Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens for portrait shots but needed something with a reasonable aperture and wider angle for indoor group/event shots without using a flash. I took this lens to a recent anniversary celebration and took well over 200 photos. I was very pleased with the overall quality of the photos and focusing of the lens. For the cost, I am very happy with this lens and it is a nice match in terms of appearance with the Sony A6000. The rattling sound that people of mentioned with the lens if not powered up for use is not an issue for me.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A superb match for Sony A6000 (A6300 also)

By Claude B.

from Montreal, Canada

Verified Reviewer

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

I love this high quality/price 19mm f/2.8 lens also my 60mm f2.8 as well. I couldn't leave home with them in my small kit.
No problem at all with "clunk sound". That sound disappeared as soon the contact is on.

 
5.0

WHAT A DEAL!!!

By Agrippa

from North Coast of California

Verified Reviewer

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

I was apprehensive about buying a Sigma lens. I figured how good could this be at this price? The answer is very good indeed. This is comparable to my Leica lenses at a fraction of the price. The build quality may not be as good put for this price you can buy 10 of these for the price of a Leica lens. For the price you can't go wrong.

 
5.0

Fantastic

By Jshoff

from Charlotte, NC

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

Working amazingly with Sony a6000. Great native AF functions. Great clarity and image quality. Couldn't ask for more.

 
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.

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

Previous | Next »