What We Think Is The Best Lens For Portrait Photography With A Sony A6000!

We will be taking a look at what we think is the best lens for portraits for a Sony a6000 camera in this article to try and help any of our readers thinking of picking up a solid little portrait lens for their a6000. With the Sony a6000 being such a popular camera and portrait photography being one of the biggest photography niches, we feel that many people could be considering adding a portrait lens to their camera accessories.

All that said and done, we feel that the Sigma 60mm F2.8 EX DN Art is the best lens for portrait photography for your Sony A6000. We think this due to it having a very budget friendly price tag while providing some great performance and functionality that you would expect from a much higher price point camera in the market.

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This allows you to pick this lens up without having to break the bank while also helping to improve the image quality of your portrait photography. In addition to this, you can further improve your portrait photography by implementing some of these portrait photography tips and tricks.

As the Sigma 60mm F2.8 EX DN Art is from the Simga Art range, it can provide some of the absolute sharpest image quality available. The depth of field of the lens is also ideal for capturing yourself some high-quality portrait photographs too. It allows you to quickly and easily manipulate the levels of Bokeh in your image without having to waste time.

This can help improve the portraits that you capture as it blurs out the background of the image while still leaving the colors in it removing anything in the background that may take your attention away from the main subject of your photo. This is largely due to to the easy to rotate manual focus ring on the lens allowing you to tweak the focus levels of your subject with ease to get the perfect level of bokeh every time. One the flip side of this though, if you want quick and easy portraits with the background fully visible then the autofocus on the Sigma 60mm F2.8 EX DN Art will do this very quickly and is fully compatible with the Sony A6000 too.

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If you have have been involved in the Sony camera space for any space of time then you have probably heard of the reputation of the Sigma Art lens range. Their build quality is second to none for their price tags and their reputation within both the photography and videography communities is excellent too. Due to this, there are many other articles recommending this lens for portrait photography with a Sony a6000 as well as some dedicated lens reviews like the video embed below that go into great detail of what the lens can offer you.

 As the Sigma 60mm F2.8 EX DN Art is a prime lens based around the 60mm focal length it is very close to the 50mm focal range that is widely considered to be the best focal length for a portrait lens. In our opinion, the image quality and price tag of the lens allow you to overlook this slight difference as it still works perfectly for portraits and is used as the go-to lens of choice for many people.

As we have mentioned a few times through the article now, due to it being more of a budget-friendly lens, Sigma has had to take steps to try and keep the price tag of the lens as low as possible. To do this, they have had to use an f/2.8 aperture for the lens rather than the f/1.8 that the premium portrait lenses tend to use. That said though, its low light performance is still very good in our opinion and does much better in the low light niche than the lenses trying to compete with it.

In addition to this, to help keep the costs of the lens as low as possible, Sigma has also used some slightly heavier materials to construct the body of the lens. Although this should not be an issue for the majority of people anyway, we just wanted to point it out. That said though if you are not a portrait photographer based in a traditional photography studio and you have to travel around a whole bunch this can have an effect on your luggage allowance, especially if you travel with a ton of other items in your photography kit bag.

One positive for the Sigma 60mm F2.8 EX DN Art that we would like to stress is that it does come with the Sony E-mount lens connector as standard. When using third-party lenses, especially ones that are from the entry level lens ranges you may require a lens adaptor to mount your lens of choice to your A6000 camera body. Thankfully, with the Sigma 60mm, this is not an issue and it will mount and unmount from your Sony A6000 camera body.

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Another common issue with the cheaper portrait photography lenses on the market is that they can have low quality glass used in their elements. Thankfully, as always, Sigma has used the highest possible glass available to them while also keeping the cost of the lens as low as possible. Although we have been unable to find any recent confirmation of this, to our knowledge, they use some of the highest possible Japanese glass to help ensure their lenses provide some of the sharpest image quality out there.

We hope that we have done a good job of explaining why we feel that the Sigma 60mm F2.8 EX DN Art if a great choice of lens for your Sony A6000 for portrait photography. There is a reason that the lens has such an excellent reputation within the market and only shows signs of becoming more popular while also holding its outstanding reputation that it has today.