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Comparing the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8

Inspired by the thread here http://www.fourthirds-user.com/forum...ead.php?t=7449 discussing the 14-35 Zuiko Digital and the Sigma 18-50 f/2.8, here are some test shots that show the Sigma is rather soft at 50mm although it sharpens up nicely at mid and wide focal lengths:


Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 - @ f/2.8 and 50mm


Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 - @ f/4 and 50mm


Olympus Zuiko Digital 12-60mm f/2.8-4 @f/4 and 49mm


Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 - @ f/2.8 and 25mm


Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 - @ f/2.8 and 18mm

The crops shown here are from the centre of the frame.

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Re: Comparing the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8

Even wide open the 12-60 is a still a bit sharper than the Sigma is stopped down to f4.0.

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Re: Comparing the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8

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Even wide open the 12-60 is a still a bit sharper than the Sigma is stopped down to f4.0.

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Indeed - and so it should be considering the price difference

The Sigma is much better at 25mm and 18mm than 50mm.

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Re: Comparing the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8

Against the 14-35mm I doubt the Sigma would even be in the same race. That doesn't mean it's not a good lens for the money but if money was no object I know which I would have.
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