Opinions on Sigma glass with 4/3 mount?

Started Jul 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
Manny E
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Re: Manny,
In reply to Stefan Kaben, Jul 27, 2012

Hi Stefan,

The 1st shot was taken wide open. Yes it is soft at f2.8 especially if you get used to Zuiko HGs at f2.8, steeping down 1/3 stops already shows a significant increase in sharpness and contrast but never approaches the performance of the Zuiko 50-200.

Strangely the Sigma's rendering makes it a nice lens when shooting people/portraits because it is not too harsh. The HSM motor is faster than Zuikos without SWD motors that it why I use it for scenes with fast action although a Zuiko 50-200 would track better once it acquires focus.

I'd say if it's really cheap go for it but if a 50-200 can be had at around the same price then go for the Zuiko instead.
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