Sigma 60mm - Am I hallucinating ?

colonelpurple

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Just bought this lens for ...... £120 !!!! new

Was going to do a review and then I read www.lenstip.com which summed it up for (except I don't believe in Santa Claus):
"I stopped believing in Santa Claus somewhere around 1978 but Sigma might make me start to believe in him again.
Why? If several months ago somebody told me that for the price of about 200 USD you can get a lens produced completely in Japan, made mostly of metal, with outstanding resolution right from the maximum relative aperture, a device correcting most of the basic optical aberrations very well, with a hard case and a hood included in box (something that other brand name producers add only to lenses costing several thousands USD) and two-year warranty period which can be optionally extended to three years, I would tell them they were off their rocker.
Sigma made that pipe dream come true – because of their product I do feel it’s high time I started to believe in Santa Claus again…"​


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dougjgreen

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I would say that it is, along with the Olympus 75mm, the sharpest lens in the system - and IMHO, the focal length is more useful than the Oly 75mm. I paid $161 mint used for mine.
 

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This has to be the must underrated Lens amongst m4/3 shooters, I think a lot write it off because of it's looks and it's cheap price, I only bought it because it was cheap and on the shelf in a camera shop... but what an AWESOME little lens.
 

dougjgreen

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BTW, this Sigma does extremely well with good apochromat close-up diopters added to it.


If only it were a macro...

Went with the Oly due simply to the macro uses.... Otherwise, would have gone the Sigma. I'd love to see some fast primes form Sigma...

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BTW, this Sigma does extremely well with good apochromat close-up diopters added to it.
Yes, but I need to house it - it's for use in scuba conditions. adding diopters and so on becomes difficult, as there are limits to the amount of space available inside the ports that house the lens. They are usually designed specifically for a particular lens, and nothing else will fit...

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I picked one up and in a single outing it went from an Olympus 75 pacifier to riding shotgun with my Panasonic 20. The lens is just stunning. You could make it smell bad and I would still treasure it. I even like the smooth focus ring now!
 

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I bought this lens just for taking pictures of my pet, plus for carrying this kind of telephoto lens when I travel. (The reason was that it was cheap!)
But, from the first shot I have astonished by its great image quality. From that moment I have forgot the needs for Olympus 75mm F1.8 which I had wanted to buy before I bought Sigma 60mm.
 

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I've read several reviews that stated when they woke the camera from sleep or initial power on it took up to 2 seconds before they were ready to take an image. Has anyone here who has the Sigma 30 or 60mm experienced this? This is something that has prevented me from buying this lens.

I'd love to test it myself, but no shop has any of the Sigma lenses locally to test out.
 

JohnN

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Just ordered one of these too - shame is so damned ugly though :smile:
 

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I've read several reviews that stated when they woke the camera from sleep or initial power on it took up to 2 seconds before they were ready to take an image. Has anyone here who has the Sigma 30 or 60mm experienced this? This is something that has prevented me from buying this lens.

I'd love to test it myself, but no shop has any of the Sigma lenses locally to test out.
I have the 19mm and the 30mm and have never had a long start up time. Switch on and shoot. Both on my EPL2 and my G3 - same quick start up times. The 60mm is going to be my Birthday gift to myself :)
 

Belin

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It's in my wishlist. I have just started using the 30mm which I find excellent....I think some 60mm might be useful when street photographing when I am bit shy to get too close to subject.
 
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