Allow me to contribute the first sample of this lens to this forum Just got the lens last night and the weather is crummy today so it's not much special...but my girl was kind enough to sit still for me for a few seconds...
It's almost the exact same size as the 75mm. Definitely feels cheaper though since it's all plastic. Focus seems ok but to be honest i haven't given it a thorough evaluation yet. It's very sharp wide open and as you can see...bokeh looks very smoothLooks good. My lens comes in on Tuesday!
P.s. any comments about size, focus speed, material quality, etc. ?
Great, thanks for the samples !
Did owners update the lens firmware yet? There was a new update released last week that corrects barrel distortion in the lens; wonder if these pics are using that.
EDIT: I just went on SIGMA's website. Apparently the issue only applies to JPEG shooting.
Just out of interest, are vignetting/distortion corrections being automatically applied to RAW files in Lightroom? You should get this message: "Built in lens profile applied" under the Lens Corrections tab when developing the pic.
This lens metadata is part of the m43 standard and all oly and panasonic lenses include it, but my Sigma ART 60mm 2.8 doesn't. I assumed that this is what the new lens firmware adds (with this metadata, distortion will be corrected automatically for JPEGs).
Btw, I'm following this thread closely as I quite want this lens to replace my Oly 45mm 1.8.
I don't really get on the 45mm focal length, it's just too tight for my style of portraits and also not useful for general shooting (so I don't usually take it out in my bag).
So if you want a standard type lens for m4/3 we now have a 20mm, THREE 25mms (4 if you count Voigtlander), and two 30mm lenses to choose from. Surely there is something there for everyone?
make that FIVE:
Oly 25mm 1.8
Panasonic 25mm 1.7
Pana/Leica 25mm 1.4
Voigtlander 25mm 0.95
Mitakon 25mm 0.95
edit: There's also the Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 which comes in MFT mount.