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Sigma 65mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Review

  
 
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jmmaher wrote:
Currently considering purchasing a Sigma 65 2.0. All the comments here are very favorable but a little dated. Any changes in opinion or still a great choice? Thinking of pairing with my GM 35 1.4. -Jim


I use the 65mm with my 35mm GM. Depending on what you shoot it's a good pair. I used to be a 24mm 50mm guy. I tried out a 35mm 85mm for 6 months and liked the 35mm lack of stretch. While I liked the 85mm for some situations I found it a bit restrictive for overall wedding shooting. Meaning a bit too tele for small hotel room shooting and the close focus for detail shots was not there at almost 3ft. The 65 gives me a better reach vs a 50mm and the close focus is much better than an 85mm...

The build quality is so good on these Sigma mid level lenses and the focusing speed is good enough for what they are. I know I'm in the minority here but I wish I could get a plastic lens hood. The metal is super nice but it will scratch the heck out of whatever it rubs on in your bag and plastic is more shock absorbent if you drop your camera lens down.



Oct 29, 2023 at 05:00 PM
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John Straus wrote:
I use the 65mm with my 35mm GM. Depending on what you shoot it's a good pair. I used to be a 24mm 50mm guy. I tried out a 35mm 85mm for 6 months and liked the 35mm lack of stretch. While I liked the 85mm for some situations I found it a bit restrictive for overall wedding shooting. Meaning a bit too tele for small hotel room shooting and the close focus for detail shots was not there at almost 3ft. The 65 gives me a better reach vs a 50mm and the close focus is much better
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Itís still. Metal but lighter is the Hoage hoods you can get to fit these Sigma lenses. The have a protective cap Leís cap.

https://www.amazon.com/Haoge-Square-Bayonet-Contemporary-Mirrorless/dp/B096XF352L/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3KKMAVHV0STR0&keywords=Sigma+65mm+hood+Hoage&qid=1698620666&sprefix=sigma+65mm+hood+hoage%2Caps%2C194&sr=8-1

Iíve used these on the Sigmas, Fuji, and Sony lenses. Not the cheapest but a nice product I think.



Oct 29, 2023 at 06:07 PM
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swldstn wrote:
Itís still. Metal but lighter is the Hoage hoods you can get to fit these Sigma lenses. The have a protective cap Leís cap.

https://www.amazon.com/Haoge-Square-Bayonet-Contemporary-Mirrorless/dp/B096XF352L/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3KKMAVHV0STR0&keywords=Sigma+65mm+hood+Hoage&qid=1698620666&sprefix=sigma+65mm+hood+hoage%2Caps%2C194&sr=8-1

Iíve used these on the Sigmas, Fuji, and Sony lenses. Not the cheapest but a nice product I think.


I am buying one for sure. At least it doesn't have that sawtooth edge that does the scratching!! I've put large black ranger bands on the end of the Sigma hood but you have to make sure they stay overlaping the front edge...







Oct 30, 2023 at 04:18 PM
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Fun little lens! Happy Halloween, everybody.



Oct 31, 2023 at 08:02 PM
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What a huge and heavy lens 500g with caps, hood and a 62mm Hoya filter. The giant heavy hood makes it nearly as large as a 85/1.4!

My 85/1.4 with hood, caps & filter is 700g. So only a 200g difference, while size is roughly equal.

How is the Haoge hood for the 65/2? https://www.amazon.com/Haoge-Square-Bayonet-Contemporary-Mirrorless/dp/B096XF352L/

Does that work with a filter too? Or perhaps I should get a regular screw-in hood so it works better with polarizers.



E: Perhaps I should just order a "standard" vented hood for a 35/2 and then a standard tubular hood for the 65/2. A few bucks and they just work. I have them in all my other lenses too, I don't use any of the huge stock hoods with my other mirrorless lenses.



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HahaÖI donít understand the issue with the metal Sigma hoods. People complain about them being heavy all the time. Just weighed mine for the 65mm and itís 55g. My plastic hood from a Sony 20-70 is 23g. Obviously, the metal hood is heavier but in my hand or in my bag I canít detect a 30g difference. I guess if youíre carrying a lot of these hoods and you swap them all out for lighter versions it could be detectable, but this is approaching the logic of those backpackers that cut their toothbrush handles short. 🤣


Apr 12, 2024 at 12:42 PM
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Not to mention these metal hoods have plastic fittings inside. I dropped mine and the plastic inside broke and the hood was worthless. If it was all plastic and not as heavy maybe it would not have.


Apr 12, 2024 at 01:55 PM
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Ihmemies2 wrote:
What a huge and heavy lens 500g with caps, hood and a 62mm Hoya filter. The giant heavy hood makes it nearly as large as a 85/1.4!

My 85/1.4 with hood, caps & filter is 700g. So only a 200g difference, while size is roughly equal.

How is the Haoge hood for the 65/2? https://www.amazon.com/Haoge-Square-Bayonet-Contemporary-Mirrorless/dp/B096XF352L/

Does that work with a filter too? Or perhaps I should get a regular screw-in hood so it works better with polarizers.

https://hakkarainen.kuvat.fi/kuvat/2024/temp/IMG_5103.jpg/_medium.jpg

E: Perhaps I should just order a "standard" vented hood for a 35/2 and then a standard tubular hood for the 65/2. A few bucks
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I have the Hoage on a lot of lenses and for a lot of the Sigma I-Series lenses. I like them but do wish they were a little cheaper.



Apr 12, 2024 at 06:39 PM
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p.11 #9 · p.11 #9 · Sigma 65mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Review


I guess the 65mm is quite tight when you are used to 50mm.. but not that long compared to a 85mm
This will probably take some time to get used to. Still, a sharp lens for 350Ä and f/2 is fast enough. Dof is about as shallow as with a 50/1.4 lens. If L-mount had a 400g 50/1.4 available I'd most likely switch to that though.











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