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

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: no interest
In reply to Chez Wimpy, Mar 28, 2013

Chez Wimpy wrote:

Chas J wrote:

How much interest is there ? ... Who would buy a 12mm f 2.8 prime from them rather than the Oly f 2.0 ? ... I know that I would.

Seeing as they would simply re purpose a NEX targeted UWA APS-C lens, we would be getting a rather oversized yet under-performing optic for the asking price.  The 14/2.5 is already cheap, small, and optically good, and can be stitched easily enough with two quick shots in vertical orientation.

14/2.5 is small, cheap and optically just average... so Sigma has a window for 12/2.8 for a prime shooter looking for something wider than P14/2.5 and cheaper than O12/2 provided that they can do better than P14/2.5 optically (even at expense of size vs P14/2.5).

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