- Compact and fairly well constructed lens with a metal exterior
- Absolutely brilliant sharpness straight from maximum aperture
- Rather nice bokeh
- Excellent control of chromatic aberration
- Very low distortion
- Good control of flare and vignetting
- Autofocus is quick, quiet and accurate
- Excellent color and contrast at all apertures
- Includes a case and hood in the package
- Exceptional value
- Doesn’t support phase-detect autofocus for tracking moving subjects
- Focus ring shows fingerprints easily
Yup, that’s a short ‘cons’ list, and one of them doesn’t even affect use of the lens. Sigma has done something remarkable with this little lens. They’ve managed to create a lens that is well-built, focuses quickly and has absolutely stunning optics, at an astoundingly low price of $239. You simply can’t get a better performing lens at this price. The Sigma 60mm f/2.8 is among the sharpest lenses I’ve ever used on a mirrorless camera, and it controls all major imaging aspects beautifully, producing images with virtually zero chromatic aberration, minimal distortion, excellent color and contrast and good bokeh. Optically, the lens performs like a professional grade optic, and is among the cheapest new lenses one can buy for an interchangeable lens camera. What more could you ask for?
Ok, perhaps one thing. The Sigma 60mm f/2.8 doesn’t support phase-dectect autofocus, so it won’t be the lens of choice for tracking moving subjects. Hopefully Sigma remedies that situation with a firmware update at some point. Otherwise, even given the modest maximum aperture, there’s really nothing to complain about. The lens is truly a brilliant optic and one of the best bargains in the camera industry.
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