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Oly 9-18 verses sigma 10-20.

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Please note this about 4/3 not M4/3.

How is the image quality of the Oly 9-19mm verses the Sigma 10-20mm. I have a 12-60 which I use lot but I would like a wider lens. I hate the Oly focus by wire system and so I dont fancy the 9-18. Many of my shots are taken by setting the focusing in manual to a set distance setting the required aperture and firing away to get maximum dof. This is not possible with FBW hence the dislike.

I cannot afford what I want which is a 7-14mm.
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Re: Oly 9-18 verses sigma 10-20.

Hi there Alf!

I have been very happy with my Sigma 10-20mm, I haven't had the opertunity to try the 9-18mm oly. I'll have a dig about to see if I have any images taken with it for you to judge the IQ (bearing in mind that the photographer is probably the limiting factor!)

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Re: Oly 9-18 verses sigma 10-20.

I have the 9-18 but wish I'd bought the 11-22 instead. The former is quite nice, very sharp and light weight, but used prices on the latter are similar, at least over here. And my 9-18 did fall apart recently, the outer element ejected itself onto the ground like a limp skyrocket, which cost a third of the purchaser price to repair. Which only only half answers your question, I guess....
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Re: Oly 9-18 verses sigma 10-20.

Thanks for the info so far guys.
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