Sigma 60mm f2.8 for Sony A7

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by Norman, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. Norman

    Norman New to TalkEmount

    Apr 3, 2017
    Hi all Looking to buy a lens for my Sony A7 tired of using the kit lens that came with the camera. I was looking at the Sigma 60mm f2.8 emont. Will th Sigma 60mm f2.8 work with my Sony a7 full frame? What other recommendation lenses should I look at. I'm not looking for expensive lenses just something that is moderate to low budget.

    Thanks for any help
  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    FF lenses on APS-C Sensors work great. You loose a bit of the corners on the lens, but for most lenses that is not a bad idea.

    APS-C lenses on FF sensors are less useful. You loose the same corners, but this time on the sensor.
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  3. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Feb 17, 2015
    Are you looking for lenses that will auto focus etc on the A7?
  4. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    The Sigma 60mm f/2.8 Art is for APS-C E-mount, wasn't designed for the FE-mount A7. You'd have to shoot in the reduced resolution APS-C mode of your A7.
    That being said...
    There are tinkerers and DIYers who have modified some of these APS-C lenses to function on full-frame. By either removing, cutting, or replacing the rear shrouds on the APS-C lenses. YMMV.
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  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    It'll work, but as Will said, it's designed for an APS-C sensor. You can remove the plastic baffle on the rear of the lens. But it won't deliver a pleasing picture unless you either shoot in APS-C mode, or crop the image down to almost APS-C size. Either way, I wouldn't buy one to use on an A7.

    Why not get the Sony 50mm f/1.8 instead? It's cheap for a Sony full-frame, autofocus lens, and though I've never tried it, I've read good reports about it.
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  6. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    ^ Oh yeah, the FE 50mm f/1.8 is crazy affordable in the USA. I think Best Buy had open box versions for $169 shipped free. Excellent image quality, albeit noisy AF motor.
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  7. Norman

    Norman New to TalkEmount

    Apr 3, 2017
  8. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 3, 2015
    As David and Will have suggested, for auto focusing E mount lenses for full frame cameras, the 50/1.8 would be budget friendly. Going up the scale in prices would be the 28/2 and 35/2.8. It depends on how much you're willing to spend and the focal length that you want.
  9. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    No need to also agree with the above comments that the FE 50mm 1.8 would be a better choice for your A7 :D 

    Unfortunately, (most) full frame SONY lenses are expensive :( 
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