Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN Lens

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Key Features

  • 60mm focal length
  • 90mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras, 120mm equivalent focal length on Four Thirds / Micro Four Thirds cameras
  • F2.8 maximum aperture; F22 minimum
  • 46mm filters
  • 0.50m/19.69" minimum focus
  • Available in Micro Four Thirds, Sony E (NEX) mounts

Product Description

The Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN is a short telephoto lens designed exclusively for use with mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, which offers an effective focal length of 90mm on Sony NEX cameras and 120mm on Micro Four Thirds. Small and well-constructed, this lens benefits from a newly developed linear AF motor which moves the lens elements directly without the need for gears or the drive of other mechanical parts. This system ensures accurate and quiet autofocusing, making the lens suitable for video recording as well as still photos.

Specs

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 60 mm
Image stabilisation No
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds, Sony E (NEX)
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F22.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Aperture notes Rounded blades
Optics
Special elements / coatings SLD glass
Focus
Minimum focus 0.50 m (19.69)
Maximum magnification 0.14×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual Unknown
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Physical
Diameter 61 mm (2.39)
Length 56 mm (2.19)
Sealing No
Filter thread 46 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No

Reviews

User Reviews

4.625 out of 5 stars
  • Theelderkeynes, Dec 6, 2013 GMT:
    Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN - a gem!

    Great portrait lens and very strongly recommended, I am using it on an Olympus E-P2 and it can occasionally hunt a bit to focus in low light - more of an Olympus problem than Sigma I hasten to add - but on the whole incredible value (I paid £129 from SRS in Watford).  My friends and relatives, who have become the subjects of portrait shots, all sing its praises even though it is so sharp as to be revealing of the minute blemishes we associate with ageing.  In simple terms it does what it ...

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  • letsgofishing, Jan 17, 2014 GMT:
    VERY impressed with this lens

    Got this little beauty just the other day - I am VERY impressed. Tack sharp (Idare say verging on OLy 75mm territory) focusses almost instantly on my EM-5, light and pretty compact. For the price (and then some), cannot be beaten. Would definitely recommend!

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  • JoeR, Mar 11, 2014 GMT:
    A very good lens but not without flaws

    Bought this lens for use on my EM1 and GX7. The lens is very sharp thoughout its range and foucuses fast. Its makes a noise as if something was loose inside when the camera is off or the lens is unmounted. Turn the camera on and the noise goes away. Does not seen to interfere with function. The barrel is smooth and makes manual focusung awkward. It is slippery. The lens cap is outstanding as it does not slip out of your fingers as most can. It goes on and off easily even when the hood is on. ...

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  • Bhima78, May 8, 2014 GMT:
    Great contrast, great rendering, sharp as a tack and only $240

    This is likely the most underrated m4/3 lens available which is likely due to a couple of factors: 1) the other sigmas are only good lenses 2) f2.8 isn't as fast as what is available for this system For the first point, this Sigma is literally in a different league compared to the 19 and 30. Just look at all the quantitative data on this lens from photoreview or lenstip to see what I mean. This lens is arguably the 3rd or 4th sharpest m4/3 lens available... right behind the Oly 75 and the ...

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Questions & Answers

QUESTION

Next upgrade question. Lens or new body?

Hi all, I am looking for some advice on my next upgrade move. Currently I have a GX1 body, 14-42mm PZ, and a PL 25mm f1.4 lens. I mainly use the camera indoor or outside at the park for baby portraits / video and some occasional scenery pictures. The PL25 was a wonder when the baby was little and couldn't move as freely. But now since she has grown up and can crawl around a lot faster, I can't get any easy close up big head shots anymore. She will just straight dash towards me and start to trying to grab my camera whenever I point the camera at her. I tried the PZ lens and max zoom, it didn't quiet put me out of her attention zone :( So I am thinking about getting a longer focal length prime lens, with wide aperture. Due to that often times I have to take her photo at night, and wife put up the absolute no flash light rules in front of the baby. I am thinking the olympus 75mm f1.8, or maybe a GX7 for the IBIS (i do have problem taking sharp picture at night when shutter speed start ...

tg9413 asked
4 months ago

ANSWERS

The IBIS won't help with getting clear shots of the little one, unfortunately... If it was up to me, I'd probably go for the lens. The Sigma is very sharp, but it is a lot slower than your PL 25/1.4 - for the same shutter speed, you could be two stops higher in ISO, something I generally like to avoid but especially on the older sensor Panasonics. I don't have a GX1 and am not speaking from experience, but from what I've seen I'd personally want to avoid a two stop ISO bump. Continue Reading

areichow answered
4 months ago

thanks for the input. I am leaning toward the lens myself too as I am really not sure if I can utilize all the feathers that GX7 packs as I am just getting myself around the GX1. I will bring this question to the M43 section see if the people there have experience with the gear listed. Continue Reading

tg9413 answered
4 months ago

Ask over on the Micro Four Thirds forum. Continue Reading

KCook answered
4 months ago

QUESTION

GM1 questions: touch menus and external flash

Hi Just got a GM1 and Sigma 60mm as a tiny travelling outfit. (My normal kit is a Pentax K5 with 15, 28, 50 and 100 primes). Delighted by the quality, even of the jpegs – Apple hasn't yet released RAW support. I'm generally getting used to the touchscreen controls. But there's one thing that troubles me: In iA mode and some of the art modes one can press the +/- (up) button in the controller to get what's called 'defocus control' and then just slide your finger along to move the shutter/aperture combination at constant exposure. In other modes the same thing is called 'programme shift' (manual p85), but you the only way, as far as I can see, of actually doing the shift is by turning the wheel. If you try to slide your finger on the touch screen as in iA mode, it instead invokes the movable focus point. I'm not a fan of the control wheel as there's a danger of pressing say the WB or drive mode. Is there any way I can make the touch screen active for programme shift? Also, what about ...

Paul_R_H asked
5 months ago

ANSWERS

Can't really help Paul.  This is a complex little camera and the manual takes quite a bit of absorbing.  I have tried several MF lenses on it and it integrates well with them. One of the problems of the GM1 is that it has to do a lot of things with a relative small number of external controls - I also think that the out of the box Fn key and default quickmenu could be improved upon.  If you take the trouble to personalise all your function keys - all six of them it will help make the camera easier to follow your wishes.  I am more of a PASM dial man myself and have only played a little with iA. Don't know, but that wheel is designed to be used and used in multiple ways - it is the only wheel device on the camera and it is made work pretty hard.  I manage to lightly twirl the wheel without too many false presses. The camera will certainly be less you if the use of the wheel is left out of the equation. Not much of a flash man but if they are Metz slave flashes then they can be tuned ... Continue Reading

Tom Caldwell answered
5 months ago

I have read that the flash synch speed of the GM1 is only 1/50th of a second. You might want to check that out. Continue Reading

carolya answered
5 months ago

Thanks Indeed it is. But that's why powerful external flash becomes even more important, so that the flashlight isn't drowned by the ambient. Paul Continue Reading

Paul_R_H answered
5 months ago

Warranty Information

"Beginning July 1, 2013, all brand new Sigma Products purchased from authorized Sigma dealers are covered under the 1 year America warranty (North and South America) and U.S.A. extended warranties for a period of three (3) years against defects in manufacturing and workmanship only. Your warranty period begins the day you purchase your Sigma camera, lens and/or flash and runs for a total period of four years from that date (please refer to the warranty policy included with your product)."

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