Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN Art E-mount lens review by Aavo

reviewer#29679 date: Aug-30-2016
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:E 24/1,8 CZ
E 35/1,8 OSS
FD 50/1,8 canon
E 18-105/4 G OSS at F8,0
price paid:189 €
positive:Sharp from F2,8
Small and light
negative:F2,8 is littlebit slow
comment:Great small lens for portraits. Sharpness can allow lot of croping, so this lens can act alike FF 90-180mm zoom even at F2,8, surely from F3,5, if shutter speed is accordingly selected and 3000x2000 pix from the centre of the frame are enough.

As this lens is really small and light for 90mm FF, I compline because of littlebit slow max aperture. I hope 60/2 lens can come out from Sigma and this one can be awesome. If it happens, I am going to replace my 60/2,8.

My feeling is, that IS is mandatory for novadays small and light mirrorless camera's lenses, if the sensor has no stabilisation.

Added after few month use:
Now with the first IBIS-loaded a6500 Sigma 60/2,8 makes lot of sense. If macro is not the interest, savigs can be remarkabel, as IBIS-loaded body cost can be transfered for use of all lenses with no OSS I own.

The main reason I still have it, is sharpness, nice color and small/light shape. It gives to me 2 EV steps more at 60(90)mm compared to zoom Sony E 18-135/3.5-5.6 OSS I own, for using indoor shooting.

Replaced with Sigma 56/1,4 DC DN.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 10
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 4.60
  • build: 3.90
  • distortion: 4.80
  • flare control: 4.30
  • overall: 4.52 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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