Sigma just released a New E-Mount Lens, which should be available on May 16th, called the Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens. The DN stands for the “dedicated to interchangeable mirroless”, and this lens is filed under Sigma’s Art Category. I’m really happy to see this release, because the 19mm and 30mm Sigma E-Mount lenses (Click Here for bundle deal), were great for the value in my opinion. As far as the new DN series goes, I have not tested them yet, but I will shortly ? Available in Black and Silver!!
The New Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens is going for $239 US @ BHPhoto, and considering the record of the previous Sigma E-Mount lenses, I will speculate that this is a serious bargain!! No OSS, but sharp, affordable, no nonsense auto focus lenses are great to have available when the native lens choices are either to expensive, or are not up to the optical quality your looking for. The Sigma 19mm and 30mm lens I reviewed Here >>, illustrates how affordable optics are totally possible if you cut out the luxuries such as silent AF and Optical Steadshot.
Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens
Here is Sigma’s official overview:
At home under the Art category, this high-performance standard lens is designed exclusively for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras and has the equivalent angle of view as 120mm on the Micro Four Thirds system and 90mm on the E-mount system (35mm equivalent focal length. This lens features SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass, which helps minimize axial and transverse chromatic aberration. Glass mold aspherical lenses help minimize coma. Optimized power distribution helps ensure exceptional image quality from the center to the edges of the images. In addition, the inner focusing system corrects the fluctuation of aberration to maintain image quality regardless of the focusing position. The superior telecentric optical design improves the image quality throughout the frame. The optical design also allows the lens to be compact and lightweight. This lens benefits from a newly developed linear AF motor, which moves the lens elements directly without the need for gears or the drive of other mechanical parts. This system ensures accurate and quiet autofocusing, making the lens suitable for video recording as well as still photos. The lens features a rounded 7-blade diaphragm creating an attractive blur to the out of focus areas of the image. This Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN has a minimum focusing distance of 50cm/19.7in and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:7.2, and comes in either a silver or black finish.
Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens Overview
Courtesy of BHPhoto
The 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras from Sigma is a prime lens compatible with Sony E-mount cameras. With a 90mm focal length equivalent in the 35mm format, this is a mid-range telephoto length lens with numerous applications including portraiture. A maximum aperture of f/2.8 provides shallow depth of field and makes this lens effective in low light. The minimum focus distance on this lens is 19.7″ (50 cm) and its maximum magnification ratio is 1:7.2. A newly developed linear auto focus motor provides accurate ad quiet focusing which is ideal when shooting video. With Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements and glass molded aspherical elements, this lens minimizes chromatic aberrations for sharp, high resolution images. A seven-bladed diaphragm creates an attractive blur in the out of focus areas.
- 60mm lens for Sony E-mount Cameras mirrorless cameras with a 90mm equivalent focal range.
- Maximum aperture of f/2.8 is effective in low light and provides shallow depth of field.
- Linear auto focus motor provides smooth, quiet and accurate autofocus
- Special Low Dispersion glass and aspherical elements minimize aberrations to provide sharp imaging throughout the frame
- Part of Sigma’s new “Art” class of fast aperture, sharp prime lenses
Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens Specs
|Lens Construction||TBD – really? why?|
|Angle of View||20.4 degrees
(Sony E-mount 26.6 degrees)
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7 (Rounded)|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||50cm / 19.7in|
|Filter Size (mm)||46mm|
(Diameter x Length)
|60.8mm x 55.5mm / 2.4in x 2.2in|
|Weight||TBD – Really? Why?|
|DN– Designed exclusively for mirrorless interchangeable cameras|