Oly 17mm 1.8, Oly 25mm 1.8 or the sigma 19mm?

Started Apr 19, 2014 | Questions thread
Cafe Racer Regular Member • Posts: 474
Re: Here's what I bought

amalric wrote:

Great review. First time I see full justice done to the 19mm, while doing so to the 20mm too.

In fact I am completely happy to use 19mm for Street, for the very reasons you mention.

I tend to use the 30mm when higher resolution is required, but in Street, content, and thus reactiveness are more important.

Thank you for all the good work.


Hi Amalric,

Thanks for you're feedback. So many people ask the same question about the Sigma 19mm, I thought it would be worth doing some kind of comparison.

I too tend to use the Sigma 30mm for high resolution and the benefit of the f2.8 aperture. My Pana 14-45mm has a maximum aperture of only f5.3 at 30mm, so the Sigma adds more flexibility to my shooting at a very low cost.

Coincidently, I was looking at your blog on Thursday. Keep up the good work.


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Olympus PEN E-P5 Panasonic G85 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm F4-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm 1:1.8 +2 more
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