Sigma 4/3 Micro Lens Kit

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Re: Sigma 4/3 Micro Lens Kit
In reply to esophoria, Apr 11, 2013

esophoria wrote:

Anyone have experience with the Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN and 30mm f/2.8 EX DN for Micro Four Thirds Lens Kit From B&H?

The price seems extroadinarily inexpensive ($199 US) for a two lens set.  I have used Sigma products for my Nikon cameras and have had great results.

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Re: Sigma 4/3 Micro Lens Kit
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I believe you can still get the 30mm at B&H for $199, that is still a great buy though. it is a nice lens.

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Re: Sigma 4/3 Micro Lens Kit
In reply to amalric, Apr 11, 2013

amalric wrote:

esophoria wrote:

Anyone have experience with the Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN and 30mm f/2.8 EX DN for Micro Four Thirds Lens Kit From B&H?

The price seems extroadinarily inexpensive ($199 US) for a two lens set.  I have used Sigma products for my Nikon cameras and have had great results.

I have the 30mm and I am quite enthusiastic about it. To me it is comparable with the 14/2.5 which is v. sharp too. I think I will use both as my travel/street kit.

Contrary to old hat opinion here I think that 2.8 is more than adequate for GP use, because of IBIS and the sensitivity of new sensors.

Therefore if you can find them at half the price, it's the deal of the century. The 30 is a v. solid lens, also in terms of true to life colours, lack of flare, and v. limited CA.

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Yep there both very good, just love the 19mm, and fully agree with the above comment about f2.8 being enough, I found fast lenses are not necessary on the street when extra depth of field matters.

I don`t own the 30mm but I will more than likely get the 60mm f2.8 at some point.

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In reply to Droogie45, Apr 11, 2013

Droogie45 wrote:

I believe you can still get the 30mm at B&H for $199, that is still a great buy though. it is a nice lens.

That was a really good deal, I'm sorry I missed it. I'm not 100% sure about what lenses I want for MFT yet so I did not react fast enough.

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The 30/2.8 was a good deal at $199
In reply to esophoria, Apr 11, 2013

Both together is a fantastic deal.  I have the 30/2.8 and find the image quality wonderful.  Nice lens.  I would've bought the 19 as well, but I already have the Oly17/2.8, so no point.

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150C$ each @ Henry's
In reply to Russ Houston, Apr 11, 2013

Here is a Link to Henry's.

http://www.henrys.com/69561-SIGMA-30MM-F2-8-EX-DN-LENS-M4-3.aspx

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Re: Good price here.....
In reply to esophoria, Apr 11, 2013

You might be interested in a used through 3rd party at Amazon.  I just purchased the 19mm/f2.8 like new in box with everything for $124......is was brand new - box never opened!

They have one like new for $119 plus shipping.  Ratings are good on all deals listed.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B007F7G6WW/ref=sr_1_1_olp?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1365690237&sr=1-1&keywords=sigma+19mm+f+2.8+ex+dn+for+micro+4+3&condition=used

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In reply to esophoria, Apr 11, 2013

I own the Sigma 30mm and am very pleased with it. Great for when the 45mm is just a little too tight for framing. I've read about the slow camera start-up using the lens, but haven't noticed it with my E-M5. I have 17mm 1.8 so have no real need for the Sigma 19mm.

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Sample with the 19 mm
In reply to Marla, Apr 11, 2013

Shot @ a stage show from the front row.

Now look @ this crop from the shot above.

Edit, not sure why the first pic is not showing but just click on the text where it should be.

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Re: Sigma 19mm f/2.8 is a nice little lens
In reply to Droogie45, Apr 11, 2013

You can get a smart looking hood for the 30mm for $3.99.

Here is a link to the source:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Metal-Lens-Hood-46mm-Panasonic-Lumix-20mm-F1-7-14mm-F2-5-Leica-Olympus-MH-46-/390574837535?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5af0130f1f

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Re: Sample with the 19 mm
In reply to Ron Evers, Apr 12, 2013

Wow!  Beautiful shot!  I'm so glad you posted this.  I haven't had a chance to use mine with this type of lighting.  I'm surprised it is so sharp - and great color!

Great job!

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