Sigma USA gives details of 60mm F2.8 DN Art for mirrorless cameras










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Sigma USA has given the price and introduction date of the 60mm F2.8 DN Art lens for mirrorless systems, originally announced at CP+. The 60mm DN will be available in the US for both Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-mount from mid-May at a cost of around $239. It will offer a 90mm equivalent field-of-view when mounted on Sony NEX bodies or 120mm equivalent on Micro Four Thirds cameras. This third lens for mirrorless cameras from Sigma (joining the affordable 19mm F2.8 DN Art and 30mm F2.8 DN Art), will also be available in a choice of black or silver finishes.

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Sigma Corporation announces pricing and availability for new 60mm F2.8 DN

Newest lens for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras to arrive in U.S. mid-May

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., — May 2, 2013Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, today announced that its new 60mm F2.8 DN Art lens for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) will hit shelves in the United States mid-May for the street price of $239.

First revealed at the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show in Japan earlier this year, the 60mm F2.8 is a new focal length in the Sigma lineup for both Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-Mount camera systems. It joins Sigma’s other DN lenses for MILCs: the 19mm F2.8 DN and the 30mm F2.8 DN.

“We’re constantly working to add new focal lengths to our lineup so photographers can have as many options as possible,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “This mid-range telephoto lens and its shallow depth of field will produce some very pleasing bokeh effects.”

As part of the company’s Global Vision category restructuring, the new 60mm F2.8 DN Art category lens has an angle of view equivalent to 120mm on the Micro Four Thirds system and 90mm on the E-mount system (35mm equivalent focal length). The minimum focusing distance is 19.7 inches; the maximum magnification is 1:7.2. This lens also contains Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass, which helps minimize axial and transverse chromatic aberration.

This lens incorporates telecentric optical designs and a linear, auto focusing motor that ensures accurate and quiet focusing for video recording. Featuring a metal exterior and a simply-shaped focus ring, it has varying textures to distinguish each part of the lens. Under its new manufacturing process, Sigma’s DN users can also choose between a black or silver finish to match their favorite equipment. 

For information about Sigma Corporation of America, visit www.sigmaphoto.com.

Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN specifications





Comments


tkpenalty

Sigma needs to basically release a full set of lenses for the NEX line… just because Sony isn’t.


SETI

For MFT the only positive is the price. I have Olympus 60mm Macro and it’s one of the best lenses I ever had.


Iskender

The Sigma is more compact too. This matters to a lot of M43 users.


abortabort

Everyone has ‘if it had this or that’… Man I have been EAGERLY awaiting the new 60mm (admittedly for m43) as a much cheaper fast mid tele prime than either the 60mm if you don’t need the macro or 75mm 1.8 – I already have the 45mm which is cool, but wanted something longer… At least while I hold myself back from the 75mm 😉


ShatteredSky

Now if this just would be a macro …, then yes.


sarit

Awful pricing for the E-mount version since for a little more you can get the SEL50 which is 1.3 stops faster and also has OSS.


zapatista

In 9 months when it’s selling for $149, I’d buy one.


lesnapanda

too bad I sold my nex… if it performs as good as the 30mm, it might be one of the best lenses for the system. For good light conditions though.


Anepo

A very VERY ugly looking lens, to bad the olympus 60mm already exists, now maybe if sigma made lenses that do NOT exist yet, 100mm prime maybe or 200mm?


Nishi Drew

I didn’t realize we bought lenses to look at, I thought we were supposed to look “through” them?


Plastek

We are photographers, people who care most about the “looks” – so yes, I’d say that a design of gear we use also should be decent. If you are a chemist and use your gear only for documentation than you can ignore how the gear looks like.


brendon1000

Pretty lame FL. For a little more you can get a 50mm f1.8 lens for Sony and a 45mm f1.8 lens for Olympus.

If Sigma made a 70mm or 80mm f2.8 it would have gathered much more attention as neither system has a proper low priced lens at around 70mm/80mm.


ijustloveshooting

not good, price is very close to SEL50F1.8, which is way brighter lens with great OSS….i never choose that lens over sel50 with this price,,,,


plainwhite

Good price


Plastek

not at all.

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