New Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN / 30mm F2.8 DN

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by bullsfan, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. bullsfan

    bullsfan New to Mu-43

    Mar 13, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    anyone planning to buy these lenses? They are supposed to be available soon...I'm looking for a wide angle on a budget... thoughts anyone? :smile:
  2. rfortson

    rfortson Mu-43 Veteran

    I have the older one, bought it last summer (the 30/2.8). It's a nice lens and sharp from 2.8 on up. I paid $199, which is a good deal. When it hit $99 a while back, that was an amazing deal.

    What's the difference between this lens and the new ones?
  3. NRV

    NRV Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 3, 2013
    New York
    cosmetics and build (metal as opposed to plastic) afaik. No changes to the optics.

    I'm lookig out for the 60mm. Hopefully pricing on that one will be revealed soon.
  4. suntoryjim

    suntoryjim Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 6, 2013
    Placing a pre-order with B&H for the 30mm. It should complete my prime collection of Pany 20/1.7 and 14/2.5. The 60mm is next in my sights. :wink:
  5. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    I think the metal is just a shell on the outside; no change on the inside.

    The 19 is only equivalent to a 38mm FOV, and not much of a wide angle.

    For a good, small walk around kit I use an E-PL5 with a 14/2.5 & 30/2.8.
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  6. mrjr

    mrjr Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 25, 2012
    If you want wide angle on a budget, you should be looking at the Panasonic 14mm f2.5. The 19mm is nice--I really do like it...great walk around lens--but it's not wide.
  7. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 22, 2013
    Yeah, the 19 is more of a normal lens than a wide angle. 38mm equivalent vs 28 for the Panasonic, or 34 for the Olympus. It's more of a cheaper, slower alternative to the Panasonic 20mm.

    The 30mm does a nice job of filling a gap between the 25mm panny and the 45mm oly.

    Depending on the price and quality, the 60mm should be a nice alternative to the 75mm.
  8. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    I have been debating buying the 30 to fill the gap between my 17 and (soon to acquire 25 pana and 45 Oly. But I still haven't been convinced to buy it before the 25 or even at all
  9. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
    I had the 30, intended to fill the gap between 20 and 45. I found I never needed it. One or two steps forward or back, perhaps a little cropping. So I sold it and don't miss it. Very good lens, though.
  10. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 22, 2013
    I suppose the opposite would work too -- for people who don't have the 20 or the 45, the 30 could fill the role.

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