SLRGear: Oly 17mm F1.8 tested

Started Mar 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
sgoldswo
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Re: Compared to the 12-35/2.8...
In reply to Sergey Borachev, Mar 22, 2013

kenw wrote:

Thanks for the link. Interesting to see the 12-35/2.8 doing better, especially in the corners, at the apertures they overlap at. I think that is about the only directly comparable lens on SLRGear right now - everything else was tested on a different body making comparisons irrelevant.

Based on SLRGear's tests, the cheap Sigma 19mm/f2.8 is also better than the Olympus 17mm/f.18, clearly better at every single aperture from f/2.8. Although the Olympus is faster, I don't see all that much value in the extra apertures when they are so poor in IQ.

http://slrgear.com/reviews/zproducts/sigma19f28dn/tloader.htm

All that shiny, fancy exterior and high price are not worth it.

I have noticed many times that SLRGear always use very nice words in their descriptions, like very good, etc, but the actual graphs tell a less pretty story.

They aren't poor! The sigma is a nice lens but doesn't have such attractive bokeh and is slower. It's far less suitable for social and street photography which kills it vs this lens.

I can't even believe people are talking about the same lens as me...

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