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Loving the Sigma 60mm

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by tlovegrove, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. tlovegrove

    tlovegrove Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 3, 2014
    Southern California
    Tim
    I find that the Sigma 60mm is becoming my go-to portrait lens. A few days ago, we had a few minutes in our front yard when the sunlight was reflecting off the house windows in a useful way. I grabbed the E-M5 + Sigma 60mm and shot fast. Here's some of the result (album here):

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    Tim
     
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  2. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    Well, Tim, you gotta admit that with those subjects, any lens/camera combination would be forced to make a good photo :biggrin:. Cute kids.

    I have the 45mm and keep telling myself that I don't really need a 60mm - but those portraits are almost enough to make me press the 'buy' button.

    Thanks for posting!

    Regards,

    Jim
     
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  3. Search

    Search Mu-43 Regular

    79
    Mar 23, 2014
    I was hoping to get the Sigma 60 on sale or used, but I may just have to buy at the regular price.
     
  4. HaViet

    HaViet Mu-43 Veteran

    314
    Mar 20, 2014
    Hartford, CT
    Very nice pics.

    Can anyone share performances of the Sigma 60mm under low/indoor lights? I currently have the Sigma 30mm, but it's not fast enough for me indoors.
     
  5. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    There's a whole thread on Sigma 60mm pics:

    https://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=44462

    Although the 30mm and 60mm are both f/2.8, so one may not be any faster than the other under low light conditions...

    I have the Panasonic f/1.7 as my 'go to' indoors lens but others have reported focus searching and slow focus with that lens. I've not found that to be the case but perhaps I got a good copy :confused: .

    Regards,

    Jim
     
  6. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013
    The 45 is my second most used lens. Its a much more versatile focal length than the 60 (60 is significantly longer), as well as being quite a bit faster, and it renders quite nicely. If I had to get rid of either the 45 or 60, the 60 would have to go. That being said, I like the way the 60 renders a lot better. I'm used to wides, but I find myself walking around with this awkward focal length telephoto prime because I like the way it renders so much. So if you are considering it, I think you will be happy with it. They are different enough focal lengths that having both isn't overkill.
     
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  7. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    GFFPhoto - I've seen your samples in the other thread and you're not helping my resistance to buying this lens one little bit.

    :biggrin:

    Regards,

    Jim
     
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  8. bhima

    bhima Mu-43 Regular

    146
    Mar 25, 2014
    Yeah, that one street shot he took was the clincher for me. Oh well, its cheap at $240 for what you get and I can rationalize it with one word: Amortize!
     
  9. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    The Sigma 60 really does deserve more attention! I've had mine for a month now and I'm totally loving it!
     
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  10. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013
    This is the guy who will show you how to get the most out of a portrait lens, check out his stuff!
     
  11. bhima

    bhima Mu-43 Regular

    146
    Mar 25, 2014
    Yep, I'm already following his work on Flickr. Great stuff!
     
  12. Dave Reynell

    Dave Reynell Guest

    Superb ! Superb !
     
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