Excerpt: This is a useful lens for me, joining my my first two M43 lenses -- the M.Zuiko 12-40mm PRO and the M.Zuiko 75-300mm, so it was also a much cheaper purchase. The Sigma 60mm falls in a useful range, reaching a bit further than the 12-40mm while being much smaller and lighter, yet about as sharp. It's noticeably sharper than the 75-300mm, while having a faster f/2.8 aperture. The colors come out a bit more saturated than the zooms though still true to life.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Summary: Got it today and already in love with this lens. The focus ring is extremely sensitive and accurate and a joy to use. Amazingly sharp. Coming from the pany 14mm pancake I can definitely see the difference between the 2.8 (sigma) vs. 2.5 for the pany, but it is what it is and what it is is amazing. Will be taking it out tomorrow for shooting around the city. Outstanding lens at a giveaway price. You won't be disappointed.
Excerpt: Purchased after reading reviews around the interweb. Turns out it really is a lens that is well worth the money spent - and more! Being used with Olympus m4/3 cameras. Using it for landscape, portrait and anything else that fits my vision for a lens of this focal length.Focus is fast, the lens is sharp from f2.8 on. I don't find the metal barrel too slick to focus manually, a non issue for me.The lens internals do rattle when off the camera.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Sharp Fast
Unbelievable price for a great prime lens! Get it..... if you can...
chris d williams, Amazon
29 August 2014
Summary: This is an essential prime lens for micro four thirds at crazy good pricing. Also, this lens is remarkably made in Japan! That means high quality. The image quality is as good as it gets. Don't worry about some of the rattling people speak to. Get this lens, use it, and see what I mean. The construction is first rate with a metal lens barrel. The noise, or rattling, is part of the construction, the design, of the glass inside the lens.
presenting a far better deal than branded glass from Olympus and Panasonic
fair review, Amazon
20 August 2014
Summary: All one has to do is read the reviews and it should be obvious that this lens is the rare item that probably delivers more than one would expect. It appears to be an overwhelming value at this price, presenting a far better deal than branded glass from Olympus and Panasonic. If anything, it may actually be too sharp for portraits!
Excerpt: This is as stellar lens for the price! The smoth body is not great for grip, but does look sharp. My only concern is the metallic sound when moving the lens/camera around. In older models the noise was noticed until the camera was turned on. My noise in the lens is always there. Hmmm.
Excerpt: Overall I'm happy with the lens and nothing else comes close in this price range. Some small issues are that the barrel is very slick and tough to manually focus. Also, because most of the barrel is a focus ring, it is a bit tough to take the lens off the camera as (depending on the camera) it is tough to get your fingers at the base of the lens. There also is the clicking that happens when the focus system engages when turning on the camera.