Oly 25mm 1.8 available for pre-order on Amazon

Started Jan 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Sigma 30mm instead?
In reply to mh2000, Jan 30, 2014

mh2000 wrote:

FrankS009 wrote:

If looking for a good inexpensive normal prime, I wonder if a Sigma 30 might not be a better buy than the Olympus 25mm. Yes the Sigma is slower. And the corners are not as consistently sharp, but the Sigma is quite a lot sharper in the centre. The Sigma weights almost exactly the same as the Olympus, and costs a bit more than half as much.

Yup, the Sigma 30 is a great cheap lens. That is why I'm not considering the 25/1.8 at this time. I still don't like the size that much, but...

As a "walk about" lens, 30 mm is a bit too long on the m4/3 format.  Working distance is also a problem if you want to use it indoors with tight space.

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