Olympus 17mm 2.8 vs Sigma 19mm 2.8 - Comparisons?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Jonathan F/2, May 5, 2012.

  1. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I've given my wife the E-PM1, but I really despise the kit lens and want her to use a prime lens instead. Has anyone compared the Olympus 17mm to the Sigma 19mm yet? They're about the same price if I go with a refurb'ed 17mm or slightly cheaper used. Any experience with both would be appreciated. Thanks!
  2. EP1-GF1

    EP1-GF1 Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 12, 2011
    Quite a difference in size between the two - but I think focus speed is going to be a fair bit slower on the 17mm. I've not tried the Sigma but I have the 17mm and it's slooooow compared with the newest kit lens. So although the kit lens feels cheap it does focus very fast.
  3. Kelton

    Kelton Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 13, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    You should also consider the 14/2.5. They're about 150 new.

    I would probably go with Olympus, but I don't have either lens so...your call!