Sigma 60mm f/2.8 Art Lens Review: A simple, light & affordable tele prime for mirrorless photographers


posted Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 1:39 PM EDT


Sometimes, the simplest things are best, and this is certainly the case with the Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Art lens. One of the few lenses from Sigma designed specifically for mirrorless cameras -- offered in two flavors: Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-mount -- the 60mm f/2.8 Art-series lens is a small, compact telephoto portrait prime that's about as simple as they come. There are no fancy dials or switches, no built-in image stabilization, no special modes or unique focusing capabilities like macro.

What it does offers is a solid, lightweight design coupled with excellent optical qualities all for an affordable price point of around $200. Offering a 120mm-equivalent focal length for Micro Four Thirds users, or 90mm-eq. for Sony E-mount, the Sigma 60mm is a seriously sharp and super-compact portrait lens. Though it's not as bright as some other portrait lenses, like the Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7 or the Sony E 50mm f/1.8, the Sigma 60mm offers a bit more reach and is more affordable than either of those two alternatives.

Panasonic GX1: f/3.5, 1/3200s, ISO 160

Head over to our full Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Art review, complete with test results, lab sample images, handling notes and more, for all the details on this simple little lens. It's light, it's sharp, and at around $200, it doesn't make much of a dent in your wallet. If you're an MFT or E-mount owner in need of a compact telephoto lens, this Sigma 60mm f/2.8 lens is worth consideration. 

For real-world gallery images shot using our Panasonic GX1 test camera, head over to our Flickr page.

Panasonic GX1: f/5, 1/1300s, ISO 160
Panasonic GX1: f/11, 1/160s, ISO 160

Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Art Review