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

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Even the Oly 12mm F/2 lens is useless...
In reply to Chas J, Mar 29, 2013

At least in my opinion. I have the Pana 12-35mm lens and for the asking price of the Oly, I largely prefer the Pana lens as it's only a stop slower and offers zoom as well.

Neither lens does a great job when used wide open for night landscapes, with light sources, there's too much bloom. I know some folks may use it for niche portraiture, but not me.

The only other scenario where either lens would prove useful is to capture starlit skies, which means wide open long exposures at high ISO, for that purpose, both lenses would do well enough.

Bottomline, I wouldn't spend money on an ultra wide fast prime on mFT as of now as the Pana is just a stellar lens.

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