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Sigma Gives Availability and Price for 60mm f2.8 DN
by Laura Hicks -  5/1/2013

Sigma's 60mm f2.8 DN lens is designed exclusively for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. It has the equivalent angle of view as 120mm on the Micro Four Thirds system and 90mm on the E-mount system (35mm equivalent focal length). This lens contains SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass, which helps minimize chromatic aberration. The lens was engineered to be compact and lightweight. This lens benefits from a newly developed linear AF motor, which moves the lens elements directly without the need for gears or the drive of other mechanical parts. This system ensures accurate and quiet autofocusing, making the lens suitable for video recording as well as still photos. The lens features a rounded 7-blade diaphragm creating an attractive blur to the out of focus areas of the image. This Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN has a minimum focusing distance of 19.7in.

"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."

The 60mm lens joins Sigma's other DN lenses for MILCs: the 19mm F2.8 DN and the 30mm F2.8 DN.

The 60mm f2.8 DN lens will be available mid-May for $239. It will be available in either a silver or black finish.