E-PM1 annoying startup time with Sigma EX DN 19mm lens

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by MisterNLK, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. MisterNLK

    MisterNLK New to Mu-43

    Hi everybody!

    I've just received a Sigma EX DN 19mm f2.8 for my e-pm1, the lens quality is very good for the price (about 169 euros in France), but i've notice a "lag" when powering on the camera (about 3 seconds)before i can take a photo.
    Does anybody got the same problem on this combo? Starting time with an Olympus lens is much faster...

    Will a firmware upgrade fix the problem?(1.2 for the cam, 1.0 for the lens)

    Sorry for my english :smile:

    Thanks for your help.
  2. CiaranCReilly

    CiaranCReilly Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 18, 2012
    Ciaran Reilly
    Hi, I think this is just how it is with the Sigma lenses, something to do with the autofocus system starting itself up. I have the same delay with the first generation (ribbed plastic body) 30mm on my E-PM1.

    Is your 19mm first generation (ribbed body) or second generation (smooth body)? I read somewhere that start up lag should be improved in second generation lenses.
  3. keko

    keko Mu-43 Rookie

    May 19, 2013
    Same thing happens with my Sigma 30mm first generation on both my E-P1 and E-M5.
    From what I've read it's "normal".
  4. Al.

    Al. Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 3, 2010
    Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
    just tried my gx1 and less than a second
  5. jziegler

    jziegler Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 15, 2012
    Salem County, New Jersey
    That's pretty normal for the sigma lenses. I just tried the 19 on both my e-pl1 and g3 and startup is around 2 second. The 30mm is similar

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  6. MisterNLK

    MisterNLK New to Mu-43

    Ok guys thanks for the replies, i guess i'll have to live with that !
  7. chipbutty

    chipbutty Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Yes my Sigma 30mm (older version) takes a few seconds on my E-PM1. Barely any start up lag on my G3 though.
  8. audiodrive

    audiodrive Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 9, 2013
    I also have a EPM1 & the Sigma 19mm (older model) and using it for quite a while now, I havent noticed any startup lag with my unit. With the cheap price and quality photos it produces, even with any lag, i won't have any issue with it.

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  9. Droogie

    Droogie Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 23, 2013
    Washington State
    I use the 30 and the 19 on my EPL2 and my G3 and really don't notice any lag time.
  10. MisterNLK

    MisterNLK New to Mu-43

    By curiosity could you give me your lens firmware version? :wink: