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

reviewer#33743 date: Dec-27-2016
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
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 own this lens
compared to:Minolta MD 50mm f/1.7, Sony 18-55mm kit
price paid:$270 CDN new
positive:small, light, sharp, nice bokeh, quiet
negative:unnerving rattle when camera powered off
comment:Just testing this lens out and I'm really enjoying it. Focus in low light can be a bit slow. That also could the the camera (a3000) so I won't count it against the lens. The sharpness and bokeh are great. Detailed fur on animal subjects and nice round orbs of light in the background. I read reviews of a rattle or sound like something being loose in the lens when the camera is powered off. I'm glad I had warning that this is normal or I would have been worried. The only complaint I have is about the smooth barrel. When manually adjusting focus while wearing gloves it can be tough to tell if you have a decent grip on the lens.

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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