Opinions on Sigma glass with 4/3 mount?

Started Jul 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
Manny E Forum Member • Posts: 81
Re: Manny,

Hi Stefan,

The 1st shot was taken wide open. Yes it is soft at f2.8 especially if you get used to Zuiko HGs at f2.8, steeping down 1/3 stops already shows a significant increase in sharpness and contrast but never approaches the performance of the Zuiko 50-200.

Strangely the Sigma's rendering makes it a nice lens when shooting people/portraits because it is not too harsh. The HSM motor is faster than Zuikos without SWD motors that it why I use it for scenes with fast action although a Zuiko 50-200 would track better once it acquires focus.

I'd say if it's really cheap go for it but if a 50-200 can be had at around the same price then go for the Zuiko instead.
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