My user experience and review of Sigma 60mm f2.8

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by rav, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. rav

    rav Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  2. Engawa

    Engawa Mu-43 Regular

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    Thanks for the review. I was thinking of consolidating my Olympus 45mm and 75mm lenses into this one since I don't use longer than normal focal lengths very often.
     
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  3. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Andrew
    Thanks. The sigma 60mm is probably the most underrated lens in the whole system, unfortunately mainly sigmas fault. As per the lenses you compared against its not as fast(45 & 75) or lacks features (weather proof, macro). They made a really really good performing lens that most look past. Had they managed to make it a f2 even with a moderate price increase I bet it would be multiple times more popular. Then there is the fact its appearance is definitely subject to extreme opinions (love it or hate it).
     
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  4. rav

    rav Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Agree with you on all points. The lens is a incredible value for money lens when we compare the price to performance ratio.
     
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  5. Hazza

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    Harry
    I think it is probably one of the sharpest lenses that I own, and that includes the Olympus 45mm and the Panasonic 20mm. The focal length for me is far more useful for portraits as I like a bit more distance between my subject and the camera, ( less intimidating ). I find that I rarely use the 45mm for portraits and tend to use it only occasionally for anything, whereas the 20mm gets a lot of use because of the exceptional rendering it gives to images.
    I must admit that since buying the Olympus 12-40 pro zoom, most of my other lenses seem to have taken a back seat. I must make more effort to shoot with all of them and rekindle the fire that I had when I bought them.
    Thanks for the very good users view Rav, and I shall return to your Blog and read the other articles when time permits. :)
     
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  6. rav

    rav Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks very much for visiting the blog and do visit it again.
     
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  7. Dave Reynell

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    I wholly agree with your comments on this lens. I live with only three primes (Oly 12/2.0, Panasonic 20/1.7 and the Sigma 60/2.8) - no zooms. The 60 is a wonderful lens for stitched panoramas, the focal length is ideal for "compressing" or "drawing in" the background. As for its price !

    Dave
     
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  8. rav

    rav Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dave thanks very much for visiting the blog
     
  9. Taurahe

    Taurahe Mu-43 Regular

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    Brandon
    Excellent review and great images too. I too have been looking at this lens for much of the same uses. I have the 19 2.8 and I love it. Most definitely will be adding this to my kit soon.

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  10. rav

    rav Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks glad you liked the review and pictures.you can't go wrong with the Sigma 60mm.