Sigma 19mm Interior Low Light Performance

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by cheidi, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. cheidi

    cheidi New to Mu-43

    Oct 3, 2013
    New Jersey, USA
    I am a new user here and just bought the olympus omd em-5. I have an upcoming trip to Paris and am looking to buy a prime for shooting interiors. I was looking into the Sigma 19mm and was wondering how it performs in low light situations. Or would I just be better off purchasing the Panasonic 20mm?
  2. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    20 is a better lens for sure and a lot faster than the Sigma. Not that the Sigma is bad but the 20 is one of the best lenses.

    Alternately you could look into the new 15/1.7 (not out yet) which is wider so would be easier to hand hold in low-light. 14/2.5 is as easy to hold as the 20, I believe. 12/2 is the easiest, but more expensive.
  3. Theo

    Theo Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 26, 2013
    Theo K.
    Be aware that Sigma 19 auto focus is quicker for sure than the P20, especially on Olympus bodies and in low lighting, even though the P20 has much wider aperture.

    Many also mentioned that the P20 has banding issue with ISO of higher than 1600 on 16MP Olympus bodies.

    Therefore, depending on which angle you look at them, the P20 may not be the best choice for 16MP Olympus bodies.
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