Sigma 19mm 2.8 or Olympus 17mm 1.8

Discussion in 'This or That?' started by aaronlongphoto, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. aaronlongphoto

    aaronlongphoto Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 2, 2013
    Louisville KY
    Real Name:
    Aaron Long
    I currently own the Sigma 19mm 2.8 and I love it its super sharp at 2.8 and a great focal length. However I was wondering if how much better(or worse) is the Olympus 17mm 1.8?

    is it worth the upgrade?

    I am using a Panasonic G5
  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    What about the Lumix 20 ƒ1.7 :confused:
  3. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Depends on your budget. If you want the extra light gathering I'd go for the 17mm for the slightly wider FOV or the 20mm for the better corner sharpness. If the 19mm satisfies your needs, I wouldn't bother spending the extra cash.
  4. DeoreDX

    DeoreDX Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 13, 2013
    Don't tell him that Johnathan I was hoping to see a cheap 19/2.8 in the classifieds lol :biggrin: