Who would buy a 'Sigma' 12/2.8 Prime @ $399

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
Tim200
Regular MemberPosts: 176Gear list
Like?
Re: Who would buy a 'Sigma' 12/2.8 Prime @ $399
In reply to Future user, Mar 28, 2013

Future user wrote:

Tim200 wrote:

I would seriously consider it.  I need something wide with larger aperture for tight indoor video.  For photo, I get by ok with 14-45+flash.  Longer term, the 12-35 f2.8 will be the answer and I'm patiently saving for it.  An inexpensive sigma would be a nice filler until then.  I'd really like 12mm, but the 14 f2.5 is the fallback if nothing else comes along.  Will probably wait a few months to see.  The only other option I'm aware of is the slr magic 12mm, but would prefer something smaller w/auto focus.

Another possibility is a front-mounted 0.5x wide converter to the Panasonic 25mm f1.4. Has anyone tried this?

Interesting.  I have the 25mm.  I've never used a converter.  How much, if at all, do they distort the image?

 Tim200's gear list:Tim200's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1:1.8 Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 +1 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
noNew
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow