Sigma 60mm f2.8 DN on Older Olympus bodies

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by ean10775, May 30, 2014.

  1. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
    Is anybody using the Sigma 60mm f2.8 on older Olympus bodies like the E-P1, E-P2 or E-PL1? I have been considering picking one up, but this note from Lens Rentals give me pause:

    "Please Note. We’ve had reports that some of the first generation Micro 4/3 cameras have issues with the Sigma DN lenses. We haven’t tested this ourselves, so we can’t confirm how widespread this is. With that said, you may want to think twice about using with early cameras like the E-P1 & E-PL1."

    Has anyone using this lens on the older bodies had any issues? If so, what are they? Thanks.
     
  2. jziegler

    jziegler Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 15, 2012
    Salem County, New Jersey
    James
    I don't have the Sigma 60, but I have the 19 and the 30. They have the same warning on lensrentals.com. I have used mine on my E-PL1 with no problems. I know I'm just one data point. If you're worried, you could always rent one for a short time before you buy, or look at the Olympus 60mm instead.
     
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  3. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
    Thanks. I have no issue with renting, however, with such an inexpensive lens it hardly makes sense to me seeing as a 4-day rental would be more than 20% of the cost of the lens. I'd probably rather just purchase it, and sell it if it didn't work out (it would probably cost me the same and I'd get to use it a little longer), but I was hoping some users here might have some experience.
     
  4. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    I just tried my 60/2.8 on an E-PL2 and it worked perfectly.
     
  5. Droogie

    Droogie Mu-43 Veteran

    297
    Feb 23, 2013
    Washington State
    I use the 19mm and the 30mm on my EPL2 on a regular basis and there are no issues at all. Actually the 19mm is the perfect lens for my EPL2.
     
  6. Dave Reynell

    Dave Reynell Guest

    Anyone tried this lens on a Panny G1 (the first ever mirrorless camera) ? I'm keen to get the 60 / Sigma but still use my trusty G1.
     
  7. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
    I have not, but as the OP I'll provide an update that I have purchased the lens and can confirm it works fine on an E-PL1 (although I'm sure the AF is faster on newer bodies)