The Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN ($239 direct) is the largest and most expensive lens that the company currently offers for mirrorless cameras, but it's still fairly light and compact when compared with SLR glass. The prime produces a 90mm (full-frame equivalent) field of view when paired with a Sony NEX camera, and a tighter 120mm viewpoint when mounted on a Micro Four Thirds camera. It's not optically stabilized, which is a downer given its short-telephoto design, but Olympus Micro Four Thirds photographers and panasonic owners will be fine thanks to in-body stabilization.

 

Review Date October 28, 2013

Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN

Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN
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  • PROS

    Very sharp from edge to edge. Minimal distortion. Available for Micro Four Thirds and NEX cameras. Includes hood and soft case.

  • CONSLacks image stabilization.
  • BOTTOM LINE

    The Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN is the largest and most expensive mirrorless lens in the company's lineup. It's sharp, but lacks image stabilization.

BY JIM FISHER

The Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN ($239 direct) is the largest and most expensive lens that the company currently offers for mirrorless cameras, but it's still fairly light and compact when compared with SLR glass. The prime produces a 90mm (full-frame equivalent) field of view when paired with a Sony NEX camera, and a tighter 120mm viewpoint when mounted on a Micro Four Thirds camera. It's not optically stabilized, which is a downer given its short-telephoto design, but Olympus Micro Four Thirds photographers and Panasonic GX7 owners will be fine thanks to in-body stabilization.

It measures 2.2 by 2.4 inches (HD), weighs 7.5 ounces, and sports a 46mm filter thread. Like the other lenses in the DN series, it's available in black or silver, its barrel is metal, and the focus ring has no texture to it. Your mileage may vary, but I prefer a focus ring that delivers a bit more grip. A reversible lens hood is included, as is a soft carrying case. The minimum focus distance is 19.7 inches, so it's by no means a macro lens. Micro Four Thirds shooters should look to the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f2.8 Macro$499.00 at Amazon if close focus is a concern.