2 Sigmas (19&30), or 20mm 1.7

Started May 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
jquagga Contributing Member • Posts: 616
Re: 2 Sigmas (19&30), or 20mm 1.7

You're going to get half the folks voting for the 20 and half for the Sigma's.  Which camera and what are you shooting?  Are you doing video or not?

Since you haven't specified I've decided that you're shooting in lower light on an older generation body (read: anything that isn't the GH3 or current generation PEN/OM-D).  As such, the 20 is the natural choice since it's a bit over a stop faster.  Inside that makes the difference between ISO 800 (very usable on an older generation camera) and ISO 1600 grainy / a little icky on the previous gen.

Of course even if you had a current generation camera, that stop is a big difference.  Although, the $300 difference between the two options is also a big difference.  I love my 20 though.  It's hard not to vote for the "classic".  Pancakes have their own advantages too.

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