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

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
KenBalbari
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Re: I would not
In reply to forpetessake, Mar 30, 2013

forpetessake wrote:

The lenses were designed for bigger image circle and they do perform much better on APS-C both in terms or resolution and light gathering (f/4.2 FF equivalent on APS-C, and f/5.6 FF equivalent on m4/3).

But only because every lens will perform better on APS-C in terms of resolution; it has a larger sensor!

It's true also that there are sharper primes, for two or three times as much money, available on m4/3.  But the Sigma's will be sharper than any zoom available in their range, save the 12-35.  And at f4.0, those lens rentals tests had them about as sharp as the Olympus 45mm f/1.8.

Maybe they don't make much sense once you already have the 20 f1.7 and 25 1.4 (which are sharper and brighter).  But it's still a nice pair of lenses for anyone who is saving up for those, and wants something nice to shoot with in the meantime.

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