Since I decided to keep fixed lenses only as I wrote in my last article, I tried to complete the portfolio with lenses so I can cover the areas what I shoot most often. Now I have Zuiko 17 mm f/1.8, Zuiko 45 mm f/1.8 and I was missing a mid range telephoto. Of course I wanted to have Zuiko 75 mm f/1.8 but I did not want to spend too much money. Accidentally I came across information that Sigma makes a wide range of lenses for m4/3 format … with the subname “Art”. Short list can be found for example here. Of those I was most interested in the 60 mm lens. Price almost ridiculous and the output good enough for my purposes. Because I did successfully certified for Microsoft SharePoint 2013 I thought I deserve a reward. I bought it. And I don’t regret it.
It is “mid range telephoto lens” or how it is called. Basically it’s a 120 mm if you recalculate for the 35mm frame … even if it does not have aperture f1.8 …. it’s pretty good performing on a separation of the object from the background. Also lens makes very nice bokeh. There are few gotchas – you really have to take a step backwards :-). But this is almost the only “issue” that I had with this lens. Well, one of them is actually a mental one – if you turn off the camera and lens rattles. This is just because the linear drive that focuses has this feature. It’s correct functionality, not a problem.
For the money it’s worth this has a great price/performance ratio .. Now Sigma even offers 4-year warranty here in CZ. And that’s really worth it :-)
Below are some sample photos I got out of it so far. But of course the quality of the photos is mainly determined by the quality of the photographer.