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

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
KenBalbari
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In reply to Thorgrem, Mar 29, 2013

Thorgrem wrote:

I don't have any interest in Sigma lenses if they don't make them specially for m4/3. The other Sigma lenses for m4/3 are APS-C lenses with a m4/3 mount. That makes them unnecessary big.

This really isn't true.  First off, the APS-C image circle is only 6.5mm larger.  Second, Sigma keeps costs down partly by not making these large enough to provide really good coverage for APS-C.  They are really only just big enough to perform well on m4/3.

I'm not sure how anyone can say a 5 ounce lens is too big.  They're no bigger than the 14-42 II.  The Panasonic 45 f/2.8 is 70% larger,  and the 25/1.4 is more than 3 times the size of these lenses (by weight or volume).

Other than pancake lenses, what is smaller?

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