Sigma 19mm f/2.8 Lens REVIEW: Watch THIS Before You BUY! 🎥

Today I’m finally doing a prime wide angle lens Sigma 19mm f2.8 Art REVIEW! The Sigma 19mm f2.8 Art lens is generally seen as a phenomenal lens available for a steal of a price – but is it really any good when using it for video? I’ll show you my Sigma 19mm f2.8 video test when using the Sigma 19mm f2.8 Sony a6500 combo (which will look very similar, if not identical, to a Sigma 19mm f2.8 Sony a6300 or Sigma 19mm f2.8 Sony a6000 combo) and who you a major issue I’ve found when using this Sigma 19mm f2.8 DN lens with autofocus video. I’ve heard great things about the Sigma 19mm f2.8 Sony E-Mount lens and my experience has been pretty solid thus far – except for this one MAJOR downfall. In this Sigma 19mm f2.8 Art review, we’ll discuss what that issue is and whether or not you should consider purchasing a Sigma 19mm f2.8 DN lens (Sony E) because of it. My review of the Sigma 19mm f2.8 would probably be a 10/10 if it won’t for that. I hope you enjoy this Sigma 19mm review and don’t forget to subscribe for more Sigma lens review videos like this one! Examples of my Sigma 19mm f2.8 vlog videos and links to the Sigma AF 19mm f2.8 lens can be found below.

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Filmed on a Sony a6500 with a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens.
Uploaded on 9.28.2017 – 37,853 Subscribers. 2,101,685 Views.


Benjamin Sendrow says:

Talking to Alexa? Are you channeling Jared Polin?

Martin Richards says:

You could try turning off the in-body stabilisation on the A6500 when the camera is mounted on a tripod. Might help.

BMACadelic says:

What are your thoughts on the Sigma 19mm f/2.8 Art lens? If you have this lens, what are your thoughts? If not, will you now be getting it?

Fallen Star Features says:

The fluctuation you’re seeing in the corners of the frame are due to lens focus breathing. This is a side-effect produced by the auto-focus mechanism as it attempts to track the weaving motions of your face. It pretty much only happens to bloggers who use auto-focus on a tripod-mounted wide-angle lens to videotape a close-up headshot of themselves against a static background. The rest of us would use a portrait lens at a farther distance to stabilize the plane of focus and eliminate the need to use auto-focus on a tripod-mounted prime lens in the first place.

Darwin Tlp says:

jesus.. this could be a 3 minutes video but your rambling and pointless hand gestures extend it to 8 minutes. might want to work on it a little bit. its really fucking distracting.

missnae703 says:

Nice vid! I’m just getting into photography. Right now, I generally feel locked in with prime lenses. The only go to prime lens for me is the 50 mm. I have the canon 70d btw. Was thinking about getting the Sony a6500 due to the size and weight. But since it’s just a hobby I keep going back and forth on the cost. Not solely for the camera, but new Sony lenses as well. Can you give me the top ten features for the camera and potential lenses I could begin with?

Rahul N says:

If not this, what wide angle lens do you recommend for video with a6500? Sony 10-18 is way too expensive

Joachim M says:

aficinado = literally addicted

Calling Jesse says:

Blah blah blah 100 miles an hour. Attention seeker.

1000sofusernames says:

I felt like someone just shouted a review into my face for 8 minutes

Klaus Lampe says:

What a annoying guy..

Noam Debel says:

Great video! Saved me from wasting my money, thanks allot

haxxy says:

Did you try updating the firmware of the lens? Maybe you have an old version

Jo Olmedo says:

Thanks for the review. Will probably still pick this lens up for video work but will only be using manual focus. Again thanks for the review!

Chiripá - Phaim says:

If using this lens in Glide with auto-focus on, will you still get the same problem with the background?
Great video!

Luciana Micaela Ramos says:

Could I use this lens with a Sony a6000 in manual focus?

JeepTravels says:

What are your thoughts on the 30mm?

raffy says:

great review i will buy this lens soon,

Arun Barnard says:


5UP3R 8UNNY says:

Damn, I have the flu right now. It’s bad. Anyway, nice vid!

Will.Mase.Albert says:

1. Is the caveat for video that it’s ok when you AND the subject(s) are moving i.e. the shakiness is mostly an issue on tripod/static situations?

2. Is this better than a6000 kit lens for general night photos and basic closeup portraits?

Blue Serpent Media says:

When on a tripod with my A6500 i found that if i did not turn off my in body camera stabilisation with this and the 19mm and 30mm F2.8 “““`sigma i had almost the same result …. once i turned off image stab in the camera it was just peachy …. you might want to give it a go …. same kind of result on my A6300 but its called steady shot in the menu …. in both cases this only happened when on a tripod or fixed surface ….. hope this helps you too

High Castle Technology says:

HAHA, this is a funny review. You say how great the lens is then discredit as a video lens because of an AF issue that may or may not be user error. Your test footage was a stationary vlog shot. Why do you need AF for that? Why do you need AF for basically any video?

Blitzcreeg Cinema says:

what lens did you shoot this video on?

brett hatfield says:

Guy is loud and annoying. First minute was a waste of time. His sample videos were graded badly and looked like crap. What a fool.

rallo says:

Were you in AF-C mode when it was pulsating?

Robert Grimley says:

Great video. Thank you. It’s a shame Sigma didn’t come up with a better explanation of the issue. I was close to buying this lens but now I’m far less likely to do so. Anyway, can you suggest a similar alternative lens for shooting general video on (using a A6300) I guess mostly using a tripod. Mainly going to be videos of people in like music video settings… Gutted as I thought I had for my upgrade from the kit lens…

Dowdy Dowd says:

Hey BMac- I use a Lumix G7 with a  25 some of the time on videos…it has some hunting issues (a bit different than the Sigma issue). I’ve pretty much stopped using auto focus and just held my mark during ‘casts. Thanks for the review though!

Oxidator says:

Aside from vlogging, where autofocus seems necessary, I can’t find myself using autofocus in video. Isn’t manual focusing just more natural and, mainly, way more fun? For me it’s a big aspect of a shooting process of anything. Great video nontheless. 😉

patricio shotit says:

Your full of shit

Uncaged says:

Get to the point

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