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Sigma 19mm M4/3 lens UW

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by PhilW, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. rhincodon

    rhincodon Barracuda

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    Yeah too bad we missed each other, I could of used a dive buddy! I was there Fri and Sat. Did you see anything good?
     
  2. ConchyJoe

    ConchyJoe Regular of the Pub

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    Or did I? I met a few people from Michigan. Hard to miss my bald noggin..

    We found a lot of Jawfish with eggs, which is always cool. A pipefish, a really large light colored Mantis. I somehow forgot my mask with the 2.0 diopters, so I had a hard time seeing really small things. Then we dove LBTS Sunday evening, and came across a
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  3. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    What species is this? Is it a native marine animal for this area?
     
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  4. PHIL RUDIN

    PHIL RUDIN Scuba Media & Publications

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    For those of you looking for a good value the Sigma 19 & 30mm lenses are now selling two for the cost of one $199.00. Both good top side lenses for the price.

    Phil Rudin
     
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  5. DuskySound

    DuskySound Angel Fish

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    Anyone know how the 19mm and 30mm would go with an EPL2 and standard Oly EP03housing? From what I have read they are both faster (light not focus) and sharper than the kit 14-42 lens ... although there may be issues with build quality. At US $199 for both it is worth getting them shipped down under to NZ if they will work in the standard flat port housing.
     
  6. rhincodon

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    The 19mm is very short, it already sits back in the small 45mm port. I would be skeptical that it would work in the standard flat port. That is an incredible value though. I paid that much for the 19mm alone and thought I was getting a good deal.

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    Hmmm. There were so many people there Sat. I dont think I was one of the Michiganders you met. The bridge does not dissapoint. Great shots! Really like the mantis shrimp. Not so sure about the last pic:rofl3:
     
  7. PHIL RUDIN

    PHIL RUDIN Scuba Media & Publications

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    I think rhincodon, (I wish people would attach a name) is correct, I think the 19 would vignette in the stock Olympus housing. I also think the 30mm will sit very far back in the same port but will work without vignetting, however it will reduce the distance between subject and port glass. I think the Zen port for the 45 macro will be the best choice for the 30mm although I have not yet seen the lens. I may have the 30mm soon and I will report on how well it fits in my Nauticam Panasonic 45 macro port.

    Phil Rudin
     
  8. Lizard Leg

    Lizard Leg Manta Ray

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    What store?
     
  9. DuskySound

    DuskySound Angel Fish

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    Thnaks. i wondered if they might sit too far back in the standard housing. At that price though they will be useful above water. I found them on B & H. They are currently out of stock but taking back orders.
     
  10. rhincodon

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    Sorry Phil...its Jon Churchill. I've read just about every article you have written on micro four thirds housing, lens, etc. I found it extremely helpful and appreciate your contributions!

    One thing I forgot to mention about the Sigma 19mm is the camera start up time is very slow with this lens. I read some review state it is three to four seconds. I just occasionally half depressed shutter as I was swimming around. May not be an issue for those that use the EVF. Also it does focus fairly fast.

    Jon
     
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