Oly 45mm 1.8 vs Sigma 56mm 1.4

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kcdogger Senior Member • Posts: 2,792
Re: Oly 45mm 1.8 vs Sigma 56mm 1.4

Thomas An wrote:

kcdogger wrote:

epozar wrote:

Sigma lens is a gem

+1 Excellent lens. I also have the Oly 45, but head to head, I'd go with the Sigma 56 sharp!



Could we inconvenience you for some comparison photos of the same subject with both lenses ?

Some pictures per your request -

1st 3 - Oly 45mm f1.8 at f1.8, f2.8, f5.6

2nd 3 - Pan 42.5mm f1.7 at f1.7, f2.8, f5.6

3rd 3 - Sigma 56mm f1.4 - at f1.4, f2.8, f5.6

All photos taken in my basement with EM1 v1 (It's the first one I picked up.), on tripod (Manfrotto), 12 second timer, AF, aperture priority.  All photos SOOC - no adjustments.  Shutter speed not considered.

Oly 45/1.8 at 1.8

Oly 45/1/8 at 2.8

Oly 45/1.8 at 5.6

Pan 42.5/1.7 at 1.7

Pan 42.5/1.7 at 2.8

Pan 42.5/1.7 at 5.6

Sigma 56/1.4 at 1.4

Sigma 56/1.4 at 2.8

Sigma 56/1.4 at 5.6

Not sure this helps much as they all look pretty good.  The Oly 45 is the smallest, followed by the Pan 42.5, and then the Sigma 56.  All lenses are small.  You asked for a picture comparison, so I'll let you decide which one you like best.  These are SOOC - no adjustments at all on any of them.  I haven't even downloaded them to photoshop on my computer.




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