For today’s article, we will be focusing on what we feel is the sharpest lens for Sony a6000 cameras currently on the market right now, in fact, we will be taking a look at two of them. One for portrait photography and one for landscape photography but if you are interested in other photography niches you can check out the full sharp lens range by clicking here.
Both of these lenses are extremely sharp and offer excellent performance. They both also come with the Sony E-mount meaning that they will natively fit onto your a6000 camera body without the need to purchase any additional attachments or converters.
The Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN ART Lens
It’s no secret that the sharpest lenses available with the Sony E-mount connector is the Sigma ART range. It is pretty much universally agreed that the Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN ART Lens (Click here to check for product prices and availability) is the sharpest lens in the range and coincidently the first lens we will be taking a look. The excellent build quality of the lens, awesome functionality, great performance, and crystal clear sharpness has made the lens popular. It has earned a fair few reviews from the community (click to read them) over the years that you can check out if you like.
Being a prime lens based around the 60mm focal length makes the lens ideal for some crystal clear portraits as well as a number of other photography niches such as sharp image macro photography. Although we have seen some reports criticizing the lenses low light performance we feel that these are unfounded and that the lens can easily hold its own against its competition when it comes to snapping in low light conditions.
The autofocus on the lens is also very fast, accurate and sharp and considering its performance the autofocus motor is also very quiet in all fairness. As the use of lens, filters is becoming more and more popular we would also like to point out that the Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN ART Lens comes with a lens filter thread of 46mm. If you are wanting to pick up some lens filters then we would highly recommend checking out the Gobe 46mm lens range (Click here to check for product prices and availability) for some high-quality, budget-friendly filters.
If you own a Sony a6000 and are after a niche sharp lens then we would definitely recommend that you seriously consider picking up the Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN ART Lens. It is an all-around good lens that is suitable for multiple photography niches and will serve both you and your a6000 well.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Sigma 60mm f/2.8 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Sigma 30mm F1.4 Art DC HSM Lens
Coming from Sigma, it should be obvious that you are getting a very high level of build quality that can take more than its fair share of punishment without showing the signs of damage. Just like the 60mm variant above the 30mm variant has an excellent autofocus system that is very fast and sharp with a close to silent motor.
As the focal range of the lens is designed more for landscape photography the level of sharpness can seem to be a little lower than it actually is due to the amount of detail the lens is capturing in its photograph. That said, we feel that the image above does a nice job of showing both the sharpness the lens offers as well as its landscape photography potential.
Unlike the 60mm variant covered above, the 30mm variant of the lens offers some excellent low light performance with many independent photographers taking time to post reviews (click to read them) specifically commenting on it. This low light capability allows you to use the Sigma 30mm F1.4 Art DC HSM Lens to capture extremely sharp photographs in both low light and variable light conditions although we would recommend that you let its autofocus take a little longer in low light to get the best photograph possible.
The Sigma 30mm F1.4 Art DC HSM Lens will make an excellent addition to your camera accessories for your a6000. It will allow you to capture some beautiful sharp landscape photographs without the need to break the bank when expanding your lens collection.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Sigma 30mm F1.4 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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Daniel Grothe – Bee Macro – https://flic.kr/p/WVPeSF
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Dennis Wong – Sunset (not HDR) – https://flic.kr/p/6fC6Lt