Sigma 60mm f2.8 $184 at B&H

HaViet

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Follow my link. Search for the Sigma 60mm and then add to cart. Discount of $25 should apply automatically. Otherwise, sign into your account and then add coupon at check out.
 

edwardconde

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Follow my link. Search for the Sigma 60mm and then add to cart. Discount of $25 should apply automatically. Otherwise, sign into your account and then add coupon at check out.
I don't see an option to enter the coupon code... Price shows as $209 after $30 rebate...
 

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Just used it, worked fine. Price $184 in cart. Placed order.

Thanks! Just what I needed - another lens :rolleyes:

EDIT: Sorry Barry, earlier response I had here I failed to realize which link you were referring to as broken! Eddie's link was working fine at the time, but that wasn't the one your were talking about. Sorry for the confusion!
 

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My silver 60mm was just delivered by the brown man.

It looks great, love the stainless steel look. It is much bulkier than the Sigma 30mm I had previously.
 

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Hey kwalsh, do you actually use all those lenses that you got?

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Ha ha. Some of them definitely not anymore. I've been in the system a long time and so many have essentially been replaced by others and I haven't gotten around to selling the old ones. The 45-200, 12/2, 17/1.8 and 20/1.7 all should be sold. And probably one or two more as well.

Thing is lenses don't depreciate much so I've not been in rush to sell. But I'm getting too many unused lenses now so it is getting close to time to sell a lot of them. I was planning on doing a nice big comparison of all of them before selling so that keeps delaying the inevitable!

Anyway it is ridiculous number of lenses - I've got the 30/2.8 and 60/2.8 now to try as a nice small pano-stitching setup with my GM1. Given the great deal I'll just sell them used at a small loss if I don't like them for that. Basically I've found it is usually just as cheap or cheaper to buy a lens at a good price and sell it later than it would be to rent it from some place like LensRentals. I just take forever to get around to selling (was almost three years of not using all my Canon glass before I sold that). Really I think the only lens I'll take a loss on and didn't use very much is the 12/2 - haven't used that one enough to justify having it around and prices have dropped a fair bit since I bought it. Everything other lens I get to own for as long as I want for anywhere from zero to fifty dollars after selling again. Of course I end up with a lot of dollars locked in lenses between buying and selling! It is sort of scary and crazy.
 

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Anyone noticed that the Sigma 60 is slower to focus than the Oly 45 or 75 lenses? I had a quick look at one, and wondered if my first impression was right or not. I haven't seen any tests discussing this.
 

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Just tried all three (45/1.8, 60/2.8 and 75/1.8) on a GM1 focusing from about 4ft out to 10ft and back. All three seem very close in focus speed. I did not measure the time using a video camera or anything, just tested all three in quick succession. No noticeable difference. AF is of course a complicated thing and so this simple test might not exposed less obvious differences such as hunting, tracking or low light performance. I know the 20/1.7 tests very close to other lenses in a test like this but in practical use is clearly slower to focus in many situations. I just don't have enough experience with the 60/2.8 yet to form any opinion beyond this very simple test.
 

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Thanks. I had tried it in isolation in an unusually dim arena, thinking it might be a good substitute for the 75. Perhaps an unfair test, since this arena was 2 stops worse than the local hockey arenas here. I did lots of post-processing on the photos and then cursed and put the lens in a drawer and went back to the 75 :)

Perhaps I'll give it a fair shake this weekend.
 

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Anyone noticed that the Sigma 60 is slower to focus than the Oly 45 or 75 lenses? I had a quick look at one, and wondered if my first impression was right or not. I haven't seen any tests discussing this.
In low light, yes, I have noticed this. In good light, there doesn't seem to be much of a difference. Edited to add that I am comparing to the Oly 45 - don't own the 75mm.
 

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I am waiting for mine. What do you all think about the IQ for portrait? I am not a pro :)
 

ean10775

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I am waiting for mine. What do you all think about the IQ for portrait? I am not a pro :)
I think the focal length and rendering is wonderful for portraits. The f2.8 aperture gives just the right amount of DOF at head and shoulders portrait distances.
 
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