Sigma 19/2.8 VS Olympus kitlens14-42 mm

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by tumblr, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. tumblr

    tumblr New to Mu-43

    Oct 6, 2013
    Is there anybody who can compare this two lens? thx :) i want buy sigma but i cant find some compare of this 2 lenses.
  2. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade
    In my boredom, I tested Sigma 19mm f2.8, Olympus OM 24mm 2.8, OM 28mm 3.5, Takumar 28mm 3.5, Takumar 55mm f4, kit14-42mm and more.

    Tripod was used..and as unscientific as it may have been, no lenses above could come close to the IQ of Sigma 19mm f2.8. Pixel peeped every picture.

    That's when I decided to and lost my interest in the old nostalgic Manual Focus lenses.
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  3. tumblr

    tumblr New to Mu-43

    Oct 6, 2013
  4. kevin boyer

    kevin boyer Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 26, 2013
    Bozeman MT / Winder GA
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    I am contemplating adding the Sigma 19mm f/2.8 to my "want" list. Your testing has now made my decision much easier.

  5. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    When I got into u43 I dabbled with some old adopted lenses, but (against a limited repertoire - Tak 50/1.4, OM 50/1.8, Cosina 100/3.5 macro), I found none that matched the sharpness or contrast of any of my native lenses, esp wide open. On top of that of course, it was manual focus and more annoyingly, manual aperture. So, I gave up on adapted lenses too.