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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:32 PM   #1
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Default 2 Sigma prime lens pack for $199

I saw this deal earlier for $199 including a 19mm f/2.8 and a 30mm f/2.8. The lens body is made of plastic and the price drops since introduction of the new versions with the metal body.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ist&sku=913512

I just ordered one!
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 2:03 AM   #2
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Review of the 19mm f/2.8:
http://slrgear.com/reviews/showprodu...ct/1484/cat/30

Review of the 30mm f/2.8:
http://slrgear.com/reviews/showprodu...ct/1483/cat/30

The only things missing from these lenses are the absence of AF/MF selector switch and OIS.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 11:19 AM   #3
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They are back-ordered but I suppose one can place the order to guarantee the price? I don't know if B&H allows that. Amazon does.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 3:31 PM   #4
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Tullio,

B&H is still in stock, I was just at their site. Adorama is out of stock, but you can place the order now and it will ship when the camera comes in. No charge will be levied on your credit card until they have the camera and same price is guaranteed. Are you interested?

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I checked B&H this past w/e and it said out-of-stock. They must have got some since then.

No, I'm not, thanks. I just bought the 30mm back in December and since I have the Lumix 14mm and the 14-45mm, I figured that the 19mm wouldn't be worth getting. Actually, I think buying the 30mm was a waste of money because f2.8 is really not fast enough for anything. But, it's too late now.
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I checked B&H this past w/e and it said out-of-stock. They must have got some since then.

No, I'm not, thanks. I just bought the 30mm back in December and since I have the Lumix 14mm and the 14-45mm, I figured that the 19mm wouldn't be worth getting. Actually, I think buying the 30mm was a waste of money because f2.8 is really not fast enough for anything. But, it's too late now.
Tullio,

The Lumix 14mm and 14-45mm are good lenses, you don't need the 19mm and 30mm Sigma. These 2 lenses are only for those like myself who don't own any prime lens and have a lesser quality kit lens.

The 14-42mm isn't a ''constant'' lens, in that as you increase the focal length, both the minimum and maximum aperture sizes increase. The following table reflects the change in aperture size with focal length:

Focal Length
14mm Largest aperture ƒ/3.5
18mm Largest aperture ƒ/4
25mm Largest aperture ƒ/4.6
36mm Largest aperture ƒ/5.3
42mm Largest aperture f/5.6

Based on this excerpt from a review, the f/2.8 on both the 19mm and 30mm is 2 f/stops better than my kit lens.
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The reason I decided to get the 30mm was because the 14-45 at 30mm has an aperture of f5.2, which is a lot slower than the Sigma's f2.8. Since I have the 14 f2.5, I figured that the 19mm wouldn't buy me much. The Sigma can be a good inexpensive portrait lens. Of course it can't be compared with the Zuiko 45mm but it allows me to photograph people indoors with artificial light without the flash, which I prefer.
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B&H is out of stock! Adorama is still in stock:

http://www.adorama.com/SG3028DSONK.html
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