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Wondering if anyone on NFS has had any experiences with these lenses for video and what your thoughts are. I'm talking about the cheap 19mm, 30mm, and 60mm (all 2.8 and $200).
First off, these are NOT ART lenses which cost way more than these lenses do. Sigma ART lenses cost about $800 and go up from there.
The lenses you mention are Sigma DN lenses are a pretty good deal for the low price. They are sharp and produce a nice image, but they have NO manual focus so it's auto-focus ONLY with these lenses. If you can live with shooting everything in AF mode, then they are a great deal considering their optical quality.
February 17, 2015 at 12:08AM
Thanks for your response. I was really confused about the "Art" title because on the Sigma website these lenses are listed under the Art series but Art isn't in the title (it's DN, like you mentioned.) http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/art-lenses
No manual focus is a definite deal breaker for me even at that low price. I knew these were too good to be true haha.
February 18, 2015 at 9:12AM