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Old May 2, 2012, 12:06 PM   #1
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Default 30mm and 19mm f2.8 sigma DN lenses

Noticed these are now on the market at $199 each. IMHO it is really great to see more lenses on the market in this price range especially.

SLR Gear has reviewed the 30mm and gives it pretty good marks especially for it's price tag. While it's no Panasonic Summilux 25mm f1.4 it does seem like a budget alternative.

Obviously the 19mm is an alternative to the 20mm f1.7.

http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showp...ct/1483/cat/30

Anyone pick one up or thinking of picking one up?
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Im thinking about getting the sigma 30mm. It will fit nicely between my 14mm and 45-200mm. Im also interested in hearing if anyone has this lens and what are the experiences.
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sasaboss - I am in the same boat with both the 14 and the 45-200mm and think the 30mm would be a nice addition to the line up. There are some discussions on the 30mm and most seem to be very positive. It is a big boon for the NEX community as they don't have much choice when it comes to primes.
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found a coupon (abesaves) on abes of maine that brings this down to $189 preorder... really really thinking about getting the 30mm
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at $189 and with good reviews popping up the temptation was too much, I just placed my order... I'll share pics when it arrives (it's pre-order status so I am not sure how long...)
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I've also read positive reviews, especially in sharpness and color. Too many things I want. I am the proverbial guy who wants a Cadillac Escalade but has a Chevy budget.
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I've also read positive reviews, especially in sharpness and color. Too many things I want. I am the proverbial guy who wants a Cadillac Escalade but has a Chevy budget.
I know how you feel

I actually just canceled my order because I found myself an Olympus 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Zuiko ED.... now I need to get the adapter

with this purchase I have to put off the 30mm prime.... at least until I sell some of my MF 300mm primes.
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Why buy the Sigma 19mm f2.8 if there is the Zuiko 17mm also f2.8 but much smaller, most likely lighter and wider? The 19mm is much slower than the Lumix 20mm, so I don't see it as an alternative. The only positive is its price IMO.
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Why buy the Sigma 19mm f2.8 if there is the Zuiko 17mm also f2.8 but much smaller, most likely lighter and wider? The 19mm is much slower than the Lumix 20mm, so I don't see it as an alternative. The only positive is its price IMO.
If you don't shoot a lot of low light without a flash most of your photos won't need the extra stops the 20mm Lumix gives you, that and the price $189 vs. $359...

anyways the big win for Sigma with these lenses will be with the Sony Nex crowd who has been left w/o all the wonderful choices we get in m43. Sigma will sell a ton of these two lenses in Sony Nex mount and will gladly offer it in m43.
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The 20mm is not just faster but it's sharper and smaller as well. I do agree about the NEX crowed. These lenses are very welcomed.
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