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Sigma 65mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Review

  
 
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p.10 #1 · p.10 #1 · Sigma 65mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Review


I eventually use the Sigma 65f2 on L mount (currently S1H) and sometimes use the Leica M 75f2 but I assume you mean the new Leica L mount 75f2. The Sigma 65 is really excellent, very sharp from f2 across the frame, less LaCa than the M 75f2. The haptics of the lens is wonderful, just like a M, I love the aperture ring (one main reason I mostly shoot Fuji X and GFX), the AF is quick, silent and precise.
Absolutely nothing to complain, especially for that incredible fair price.

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Anyone using this lens on L mount? Strongly considering the Sigma 65/2 and the Leica 75/2, both seem to be excellent but different. I would be interested in an honest opinion from anyone who has experience with both with respect to imagine quality. I will using it for 1) landscape/city scenes and 2) people/portraits.




Dec 19, 2021 at 05:15 AM
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p.10 #2 · p.10 #2 · Sigma 65mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Review


I bought the 65/2 several weeks ago. Very impressed with this lens. This is my first sigma lens, and I expect it won't be the last. It is beautifully made, handles very nicely, really like the aperture ring, great image quality, like the focal length and it's reasonably priced. I expect the SL75 is optically better, it better be, but the is a great alternative.
Some day, I might like to compare it against the SL75, but I'm in no rush.



Dec 24, 2021 at 01:30 PM
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p.10 #3 · p.10 #3 · Sigma 65mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Review


Some shots with this lens at Labuan Bajo, Indonesia. Taken with Sony A7RII.

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p.10 #4 · p.10 #4 · Sigma 65mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Review


Bringing back from archives. It was archived by mistake.


May 17, 2023 at 03:22 PM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
Perhaps minority here but I really like that the Sigma 35/2 is noticeable wider than 35mm. Similar to what I had with the RX1.


If Sigma 35/2 is actualy wider than I think 40mm may be better to pair it with Sigma 65/2 + 24/2 for landscape set?



Jun 17, 2023 at 05:27 PM
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p.10 #6 · p.10 #6 · Sigma 65mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Review


S1R & 65mm F2.0








Jun 19, 2023 at 07:55 AM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
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My personal lens choices depend on the application they are used for. For landscapes, I look for lenses with high resolution/contrast and low lateral CA. I also prefer carrying smaller lenses.

For portraits, I care for the shape and quality of specular highlights more than resolution/contrast. For general photography and travel, I am bias towards compact lenses with high IQ and great rendering...so, it's a mix.

Currently my landscape set-up is:
Sigma 14-24/2.8, Sigma 35/2, Sigma 65/2 and Zeiss 100-300. (May replace the Sigma 35/2 with the Voigtlander 35/2 APO depending on performance). Sometimes bring the Batis 135 instead of Zeiss 100-300.

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Great to know. Thank you for sharing.



Jun 19, 2023 at 09:18 AM
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I just picked this up. Looking forward to taking it out as soon as the temperature isn't in the 100's F/40's C.


Aug 17, 2023 at 02:44 PM
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I've received some inquiries about a review for the Voigtlander 65/2 APO lens. I haven't done a detailed review of this lens, but I did make a comparison with the Sigma 65/2 DG DN lens here:

Resolution and Contrast:
https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1689786/0?keyword=sigma,65#chapter3

Rendering:
https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1689786/1#15521879



Sep 02, 2023 at 08:59 PM
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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


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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'm still putting mine through the paces, so to speak, as I picked up an 85 Art and that sort of overshadowed my 65i. But, I did just do a weekend away with some friends and got to use the 65 a lot more and I must say, it's a very impressive lens. It's very sharp, basically anywhere, at any aperture. That's not a surprise, as Fred's tests linked above show it not that far behind the CV65 APO, an absolute reference class lens.

No, the surprise is that it renders so well. Great bokeh, very uniform specular highlights and a pretty gentle transition from in to out of focus in the background, even with messes of trees and branches. I was very pleased and suspect I will be well into the future.

Sigma Canada had an absolute fire sale in February, and I got mine for $584.85 CAD, $655.15 with taxes; that's about $506 USD...an absolute steal for such a lens.

I'll try to post some photos in the next few days.



Sep 27, 2023 at 05:52 PM
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Dave Sanders wrote:
I'm still putting mine through the paces, so to speak, as I picked up an 85 Art and that sort of overshadowed my 65i. But, I did just do a weekend away with some friends and got to use the 65 a lot more and I must say, it's a very impressive lens. It's very sharp, basically anywhere, at any aperture. That's not a surprise, as Fred's tests linked above show it not that far behind the CV65 APO, an absolute reference class lens.

No, the surprise is that it renders so well. Great bokeh, very uniform specular highlights
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Amazon had one whose packaging had gotten damaged. I took a risk knowing I could return it and ended up with a perfectly centered copy for US$387.53.



Sep 27, 2023 at 06:28 PM
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p.10 #13 · p.10 #13 · Sigma 65mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Review


Now that's a great deal!

MAubrey wrote:
Amazon had one whose packaging had gotten damaged. I took a risk knowing I could return it and ended up with a perfectly centered copy for US$387.53.




Sep 27, 2023 at 06:42 PM
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p.10 #14 · p.10 #14 · Sigma 65mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Review


Some shots from my annual farm weekend in Lund. Lots of cider consumed this weekend, but we got some real work done too... That's not always the case.

Fire ban understood, but a bummer none the less.

Anyways, not 'serious' work but I thought a nice showing. Fun to compose with. All shots unedited, just transferred to my phone with the (semi-functional) app.






























































Sep 27, 2023 at 07:26 PM
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Nice Bike!


Sep 28, 2023 at 09:56 AM
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I have sold a good camera and lenses (A7Riii, 65/2i, 50/1.2GM) to finance my Leica M adventure (which ended up in disaster), hence I have to re-purchase them all over again. The R3 was replaced by an R4, today I have just bought the 65/2i, so what is left is the "king of them all". Just waiting (and hoping) for the Black Friday deals....


Sep 30, 2023 at 09:18 AM
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catacore wrote:
I have sold a good camera and lenses (A7Riii, 65/2i, 50/1.2GM) to finance my Leica M adventure (which ended up in disaster), hence I have to re-purchase them all over again. The R3 was replaced by an R4, today I have just bought the 65/2i, so what is left is the "king of them all". Just waiting (and hoping) for the Black Friday deals....


a bit off-topic, but how and why did your Leica M adventure end in disaster?



Sep 30, 2023 at 10:01 AM
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chiron wrote:
a bit off-topic, but how and why did your Leica M adventure end in disaster?


Well, I wanted to simplify the photographic process, and Leica M is advertised as one way to achieve this. But I could not really stand its basic limitations (starting with framing). And not talking here about prices at all.

I can understand all those old guys that have started their photographic journey with Leica, so using it became their second nature. But I can't see why one would switch today from say, Sony, to Leica M, apart from being "cool".....



Sep 30, 2023 at 12:19 PM
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p.10 #19 · p.10 #19 · Sigma 65mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Review


Good lens! Interesting FL, great weight and build.

A+++ would buy again.



Oct 23, 2023 at 01:22 AM
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p.10 #20 · p.10 #20 · Sigma 65mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Review


Have it but really need to spend more time with min.


Oct 23, 2023 at 10:32 AM
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