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19mm, 30mm, 60mm F2.8 Sigma m43 primes
  • Hardly ground breaking, but interesting nonetheless.

    http://www.sigmaphoto.com/news/sigma-announces-new-lenses-cpplus-2013

    All three DN lenses incorporate telecentric optical designs and a linear, auto focusing motor that ensures accurate and quiet focusing for video recording. They also boast metal exteriors and a simply shaped focus ring, with varying textures to distinguish each part of the lens. In addition, DN users can choose between a black or silver finish to match their favorite equipment.


    60mm F2.8 DN

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    Featuring the natural perspective of mid-range telephoto lenses, together with a shallow depth of field, this lens allows the photographer to capture a single part of a subject with great bokeh effects. It has an angle of view equivalent to 120mm on the Micro Four Thirds system and 90mm on the E-mount system (35mm equivalent focal length). The minimum focusing distance is 19.7 inches; the maximum magnification is 1:7.2. This lens also contains Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass, which helps minimize axial and transverse chromatic aberration.


    Available for $209 at https://www.amazon.com/Sigma-60mm-F2-8-Black-Micro/dp/B00CMRTVFE/




    Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN

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    This high-performance, wide-angle telephoto lens has an angle of view equivalent to 38mm on the Micro Four Thirds system and 28.5mm on the E-mount system (35mm equivalent focal length). As a wide-angle lens with excellent mobility, it is ideal for studio photography, architecture and starry skies. Its minimum focusing distance is 7.9 inches and its maximum magnification is 1:7.4.


    Available for $199 at https://www.amazon.com/Sigma-19mm-F2-8-Black-Micro/dp/B00BPZCYK8/




    Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN

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    This high-performance, standard telephoto lens has an angle of view equivalent to 60mm on the Micro Four Thirds system and 45mm on the E-mount system (35mm equivalent focal length). This lens, which is perfect for casual and formal portraiture, documentary photography, travelogues and everyday shooting, includes a double-sided aspherical lens that enhances its optical performance. Its minimum focusing distance of 11.8 inches and its maximum magnification is 1:8.1.


    Available for $169 at https://www.amazon.com/Sigma-30mm-F2-8-Black-Micro/dp/B00BQXL6OY/



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  • I have the Sigma 19mm and 60mm f2.8 primes for MFT. I prefer them for daylight gimbal use over f2.8 zooms, because the Sigmas are ultra-lightweight and their length does not change while focusing. The only reason I didn't buy the Sigma 30mm f2.8 is because of the IBIS-compatible OIS on the Lumix 30mm f2.8 macro.

  • OK, I have had this lens for some time. The Sigma 60mm. Say it. Sounds awful, doesn't it? But it isn't.
    I have also the Olly 75mm which is one of the sharpest lenses--if not the sharpest lens--for m4/3.
    So, quite simply, there is no difference between these two lenses. The Sigma 60mm--which I paid $150 for--simply needs a rubber band on its awful, slippery beercan barrel, and then its perfect. The Olly is a bit longer, a whisker sharper in the corners, but everything else is the same. I tested these lenses on fabrics, trees, bugs, flowers, whatever, there is no real difference. The 60mm is smaller, light, completely silent, and anything else you might want in a lens.
    The Olly is much more expensive, and way heavier and larger, so I kept wanting it to be magically better. It's a super lens, it just isn't different from the Sigma.

  • I initially ignored the Sigma 60mm as it received several mediocre tests. However, it then received a couple of good tests. Did they tweak the formula? Or is it quality control. The tests are all over the map--some say it is sharpest wide open, others F4, others F5.6. yada yada. I actually rarely have seen such different results. So I had to buy one and I'll compare it to the $99 Olly zoom which is pretty freaking sharp 60-70mm and half the price.

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    The Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN ART lens is an amazingly super sharp lens right from its widest aperture of F2.8. The lens delivers punchy colors, great contrast and especially beautiful smooth bokeh. The image quality you get from the Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN ART lens is nothing short of stunning.

    http://www.ravirajkande.com/2016/03/02/sigma-60mm-f2-8-dn-art-lens-user-review/

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    The lens isn't complicated, with just 8 elements in 6 groups, and the product is sharp images pretty much straight out of the gate at ƒ/2.8. According to our test results, it actually does get fractionally better at ƒ/4, but I can't imagine you'd see the difference unless you looked very closely indeed. It's sharp all the way through to the point where diffraction limiting starts to become present, at ƒ/11, but even then it's barely an issue.

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/sigma/60mm-f2.8-dn-a/review/

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    The Sigma 30mm f/2.8 is one of the very best bargains in the photographic industry. It’s a very inexpensive lens ($199 retail, on sale at the time of this writing at $169), but packs serious imaging capabilities. The lens is small, light and puts out images with very high levels of detail right from f/2.8.

    http://admiringlight.com/blog/review-sigma-30mm-f2-8-dn-art-sony-e-mount/

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  • Yea, I've got one 60mm today and I love it... Here is few quick samples that I shot with my GH2 It's sharp and has lovely bookeh for that price :)

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  • I think for the price, and all the reviews I am gonna get this 60mm to pair with my sigma 18-35mm while looking for some thing better for 18-35

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    It's great for shooting in cramped environments and the minimum focusing distance of 20 cm provides some potential for close-up use.

    http://www.photoreview.com.au/reviews/lenses/m4-3/sigma-19mm-f-2.8-dn-a-lens

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    On M4/3 cameras it's a good choice for travellers, being not too large, yet long enough for street photography and some types of wildlife and sports shooting. Its minimum focusing distance of 50 cm limits its use for close-up work, although it can be used for larger flowers and similar-sized subjects.

    http://photoreview.com.au/reviews/lenses/m4-3/sigma-60mm-f-2.8-dn-a-mft-lens

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    The Sigma 30mm ƒ/2.8 DN "A" autofocuses very quickly.

    New Sigma 30mm ƒ/2.8 DN "A" is a very sharp lens, even wide open at ƒ/2.8. There is some corner softness at ƒ/2.8, but overall the effect is minor.

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    http://slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/1592/cat/30

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  • I've been using the 19 and 30 for months. The autofocus can overshoot and return. But I'm usually using manual anyway.

    Crazy, crazy sharp. Great if you have a beautiful clear face to shoot. If not, I grab one of my FD or FL lenses and it softens them up a bit. :)

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    Whether this lens is fitted to A Sony NEX, or Micro Four Thirds camera, the telephoto focal length and fast f/2.8 maximum aperture make this optic a perfectly good lens for portraiture for not a lot of money.

    Even though this lens is reasonably inexpensive, Sigma haven't skimped on build or optical quality. It is capable of delivering pin-sharp results from maximum aperture and it is built well enough to be a worthy investment for many years to come.

    http://www.ephotozine.com/article/sigma-60mm-f-2-8-dn-a-lens-review-22333

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  • Overall, the Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN turned out to be a great lens, especially considering the price. It’s a budget-friendly lens for those looking to shoot at longer focusing distances but don’t want to splurge on any of the more expensive options available. For the Sony E-Mount a good prime lens in this focal length is hard to find outside of zooms, so for now this may be your best option. Just know the build quality isn’t the best and sharpness may need to be improved in post.

    http://www.thephoblographer.com/2013/06/14/review-sigma-60mm-f2-8-dn-sony/