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  • Lens dilemma (Sigma 10-20mm V Oly 11-22mm) & (Sigma 70-200mm V Oly 50-200mm)

    Jason.

    E-M1, E-M5, EP-3, E1
    ZD 9-18, 12-60, 14-54, 50-200, 70-300, 12-50, 40-150, EC14, EC20, EX25
    Sigma 30

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gadgeteer2004/

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    Re: Lens dilemma (Sigma 10-20mm V Oly 11-22mm) & (Sigma 70-200mm V Oly 50-200mm)

    On the telephoto side, the Sigma is a beast compared with the Olympus version. Not sure what the weights are but there is a marked difference because the Sigma was designed for use on 35mm as opposed to 4/3 like the Olympus lens.

    Amusingly I was using a Sigma 70-200 and my Dad an Oly 50-200 at a polo match in which the young princes were playing. I was approached by a steward "excuse me, sir, do you represent a press organisation" with the intention of putting me in the Pappo stand. Dad was left alone!
    Bodies: E3, E-P1
    Lenses: 8mm, 14-42mm, 12-60mm, 50-200mm

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    • #3
      Re: Lens dilemma (Sigma 10-20mm V Oly 11-22mm) & (Sigma 70-200mm V Oly 50-200mm)

      Hi,

      I currently use the 18-50 sigma on my E510 along with the 70-300 Oly lens and the 11-22 lens in question.

      The 11-22 is the best lens of the three, so bright and sharp. The construction is bullet proof and has a realy nice feal to use. At that price BUY IT!!.

      All the best,
      Yorkie

      OMD EM-1 MkII, 40-150mm Pro, 12-40mm Pro, 75-300mm, Oly 60mm f2.8 Macro, Oly 45mm, FL-50R, Manfrotto 190XPro/Mag Head

      Gallery and web site at: http://harphoto.smugmug.com/

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      • #4
        Re: Lens dilemma (Sigma 10-20mm V Oly 11-22mm) & (Sigma 70-200mm V Oly 50-200mm)

        I use the two Oly kit lenses and also the 11-22mm.

        The 14-42 and 40-150 are surprisingly good lenses, but I agree that the 11-22mm is in a completely different league!! Its heavier and larger than the kit lenses, but oh - so well made :-)

        Pete
        Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.


        Pete's photoblog Misleading the public since 2010.

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        • #5
          Re: Lens dilemma (Sigma 10-20mm V Oly 11-22mm) & (Sigma 70-200mm V Oly 50-200mm)

          Guys

          Many thanks for your replies, they are all very helpful. It seems that you are confirming what I was suspecting anyway, at least as far as the Olympus 11-22 is concerned. I probably knew it was the better lens (and a good bargain) but was looking for reassurance over the lost 1mm compared to the Sigma.

          As for the telephoto, I still a little undecided, the Olympus does look excellent and is available now but again is the slight loss of speed over the Sigma significant (especially when used with a teleconverter).

          Thanks again

          Jason.
          Jason.

          E-M1, E-M5, EP-3, E1
          ZD 9-18, 12-60, 14-54, 50-200, 70-300, 12-50, 40-150, EC14, EC20, EX25
          Sigma 30

          http://www.flickr.com/photos/gadgeteer2004/

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              Re: Lens dilemma (Sigma 10-20mm V Oly 11-22mm) & (Sigma 70-200mm V Oly 50-200mm)

              Jason,

              I wouldnt get too excited about the 11-22 price at DigitalCameras ...

              I ordered one last Friday and it appeared to be accepted.

              Yesterday, Tuesday I got an email saying cancelled.

              I suspect no stock.

              Regards

              Chris

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                Re: Lens dilemma (Sigma 10-20mm V Oly 11-22mm) & (Sigma 70-200mm V Oly 50-200mm)

                Originally posted by ChrisG View Post
                Jason,

                I wouldnt get too excited about the 11-22 price at DigitalCameras ...

                I ordered one last Friday and it appeared to be accepted.

                Yesterday, Tuesday I got an email saying cancelled.

                I suspect no stock.

                Regards

                Chris
                I had the same reply to my order for the e-410 twn lens kit as well, as have a few others it appears. I'm begining to suspect something is not right and am keeping a eye om my credit card transaction .
                Regards Paul.
                One day I hope to be the person my dogs think I am.

                https://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_silk/

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                • #9
                  Re: Lens dilemma (Sigma 10-20mm V Oly 11-22mm) & (Sigma 70-200mm V Oly 50-200mm)

                  Originally posted by Who's_E View Post
                  On the telephoto side, the Sigma is a beast compared with the Olympus version. Not sure what the weights are but there is a marked difference because the Sigma was designed for use on 35mm as opposed to 4/3 like the Olympus lens.

                  Amusingly I was using a Sigma 70-200 and my Dad an Oly 50-200 at a polo match in which the young princes were playing. I was approached by a steward "excuse me, sir, do you represent a press organisation" with the intention of putting me in the Pappo stand. Dad was left alone!
                  At least the steward had some good news for you for a change!

                  The Sigma 70-200 is bigger and heavier than the Oly 50-200 because it has a constant open aperture of f/2.8 through the range, it really doesn't have anything to do with which format the lens was designed for. The 50-200 drops two thirds of a stop to f/3.5 by the time you reach 200mm. I personally think this is a good compromise on the part of Olympus. If Olympus designed a 70-200 f/2.8 for the E-System, it would be of a similar size and weight to the sigma one.

                  Ian
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                    Re: Lens dilemma (Sigma 10-20mm V Oly 11-22mm) & (Sigma 70-200mm V Oly 50-200mm)

                    Originally posted by Ian View Post
                    At least the steward had some good news for you for a change!

                    The Sigma 70-200 is bigger and heavier than the Oly 50-200 because it has a constant open aperture of f/2.8 through the range, it really doesn't have anything to do with which format the lens was designed for. The 50-200 drops two thirds of a stop to f/3.5 by the time you reach 200mm. I personally think this is a good compromise on the part of Olympus. If Olympus designed a 70-200 f/2.8 for the E-System, it would be of a similar size and weight to the sigma one.

                    Ian
                    My apologies for my misunderstanding. In that case, I agree about the compromise: The 50-200 is much more manageable.

                    Nick
                    Bodies: E3, E-P1
                    Lenses: 8mm, 14-42mm, 12-60mm, 50-200mm

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                    • #11
                      Jason.

                      E-M1, E-M5, EP-3, E1
                      ZD 9-18, 12-60, 14-54, 50-200, 70-300, 12-50, 40-150, EC14, EC20, EX25
                      Sigma 30

                      http://www.flickr.com/photos/gadgeteer2004/

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                      • #12
                        Re: Lens dilemma (Sigma 10-20mm V Oly 11-22mm) & (Sigma 70-200mm V Oly 50-200mm)

                        I should have the Sigma 10 - 20 by the end of this week, I can take some sample shots with it if you'd like?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Lens dilemma (Sigma 10-20mm V Oly 11-22mm) & (Sigma 70-200mm V Oly 50-200mm)

                          Originally posted by Garrie View Post
                          I should have the Sigma 10 - 20 by the end of this week, I can take some sample shots with it if you'd like?



                          OOOHHHH!

                          I was looking at these through a contact on ebay (Chinaarts) and nearly dropped for one, so i would be interested in seeing your shots from it.

                          I know it can be a little soft around the edges on the APS-C sensors, but sharp in the middle, so the smaller image circle of the 4/3rd should give it the edge (pardon the pun!) over the APS-C version.

                          Chris

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                          • #14
                            Re: Lens dilemma (Sigma 10-20mm V Oly 11-22mm) & (Sigma 70-200mm V Oly 50-200mm)

                            Originally posted by Chillimonster View Post
                            .........but sharp in the middle, so the smaller image circle of the 4/3rd should give it the edge (pardon the pun!) over the APS-C version....
                            That's what I feel too. I am now waiting for the 70-200 as well as the 10-20 to hit my shores..(it may never will)
                            * Henry
                            * Location: Subang Jaya, Selangor
                            * Malaysia


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                            • #15
                              Re: Lens dilemma (Sigma 10-20mm V Oly 11-22mm) & (Sigma 70-200mm V Oly 50-200mm)

                              Hi all,

                              Not had chance to take any decent shots with the sigma 10 - 20 itself but got a few with the lens attached to my E510 using Susan's new 35 macro..









                              Cheers
                              G

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