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

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
marike6
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Re: I would not
In reply to KenBalbari, Mar 29, 2013

KenBalbari wrote:

marike6 wrote:

 The 19 2.8 even comes with a lens hood, unlike some other m43 lensmakers who I can think of.

The only place it seems they "skimped" was in making it f2.8 rather than f2.0 or faster.

They are f2.8 because they are APS-C lenses originally, for Sigma's DP1 and DP2 compact line. Had they been f2 lenses, they would have been larger and more expensive, so it wasn't that Sigma was "skimping" as I think the original DP camera had an f4 lens.  Sigma made the DP lens brighter which is why these two lenses are f2.8, not f4.

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