Sigma Art Vs Contemporary Vs Sport

By | 31/10/2022

Sigma lens “Art” vs “Contemporary” tiers?

glassoholic

Re: Sigma lens “Fine art” vs “Contemporary” tiers?


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The trio of f2.8 m43 lenses were originally branded “Fine art” from what I recollect and and so the rubber focus rings were dropped for the curious designed smooth surface but no other changes and reference to Art was dropped. Today Fine art means Sigmas highest quality besides as unique usually very high aperture speed and ordinarily very big size and weight. And then the m43 trio does not fit the Fine art tradition. Just optically they arguably do authorize as Art. The current “Contemporary” 16mm and 30mm (and forthcoming 56mm f1.four) are considered a cut below Art (in ultimate wide open speed design and structure mainly) but are very practiced and a bully remainder of IQ and cost. So the f2.8 trio are sort of orphaned from a historical design and marketing philosophy. If you desire affordable and very proficient IQ, they are an fantabulous pick, especially if you don’t mind changing lenses between all iii vs a zoom like the Panasonic Leica 12-60mm f2.viii-f4.0 (which will still cost more than all iii Sigmas). If you lot have just a xiv-42 kit zoom, and then two of the Sigmas, 60mm and either 19 or 30mm, make a good and affordable upgrade. If you lot want high speed f1.4, the newer Contempory designs are a good way to get into that without selling a kidney!

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