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Sigma19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black)
 
4.4

(based on 16 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Strong construction (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easily interchangeable (4)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Video (6)
  • Low light (5)
  • Landscape/scenery (4)
  • Weddings (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sharp, Slick, Light, Efficient, Affordable & Very Usable on

By Casey

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

I've owned and extensively used this lens for about 5 and a half months now. 

This is the sharpest lens for the price on MFT mount I've ever used. I use it on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, which most people know has a 2.88x crop factor. This 19mm on the BMPCC still feels fairly wide-normal.

If I hold the BMPCC out with my arm selfie-style with this lens, I can actually frame myself in a basic closeup. You couldn't get that wide with most lenses on the BMPCC.

I tested the lens out in Bodega Bay, Point Reyes lighthouse, in Lake Tahoe, and all nature and human subjects I've filmed look very sharp, even wide open which is refreshing. Zero barre distortion. 

I haven't noticed any chromatic aberration either, even punched in. 

Build notes:
Mount is metal, the lens itself feels like it's mostly plastic. But very high quality. The lens is very light which is great for transportation in smaller bags. 

The only real complaint I see is people saying the slick focus ring is unusable. I've had no problem. 

If you don't focus with the tips of your nails or after eating pizza without wiping your hands, you won't have an issue:

1.) Is it odd?
  -Yes.

2.) Was it worth the cosmetic slick design in terms of function?
  -No. 

3.) Does it really cause any problems?
  -No. 

4.) Should you focus your lens with unclean pizza hands?
  -NO. 

You get my point. 

One thing to mention: when it is off (not electronically contacted with the camera body) there is a component that goes dormant in the lens. When you tilt the lens while it is disconnected, you will hear said component shift inside. It's supposed to do that. It's weird and annoying and naturally makes you cringe a bit, but if you don't treat your lens like a maraca you'll be fine. 

In conclusion, I highly recommend this lens to any BMPCC user. Definitely worth the price and unexpectedly very sharp. Definitely gonna look into the other Sigma models similar to this lens that are different focal lengths.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best deal

By Richard Pittman

from Bryson City NC

Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

This Sigma len fantastic! It works very well with my Olympus and Panasonic micro four thirds cameras . it's a high-quality prime lens I have 19mm and 30mm. And soon the 60mm.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great value

By Radums

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Video

    Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

    These series of lenses are perfect for the price. Not the best but great value. If you need a faster lens then you'll pay for that.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good buy

    By Barry the H

    from Florida

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Tough To Attach

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light

    Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

    Good lens for a good price

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good lens

    By Barry

    from Orlando, Fl

    Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

    So much better then the kit lens. Very well made and sharp. Lens comes with a lens shade and a padded case. I will be buying the the other 2 in this series foe sure. Fits real tight on my m10. Do a google search to see the unique way to fix this problem, it really works!

    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Lens and affordable

    By Phill the filmmaker

    from Austin Tx

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

        I use the lens for video.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Not what I expected but good

        By Jeff

        from Hollywood, FL

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

        I'm using this lens on a BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera. It's giving me the shallow depth of field that I was looking for in a wide angle lens, but is limited in it's uses. I got what I paid for.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great little lens, great little price!

        By Mikey@

        from Lake Anna, Virginia

        Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

        So far I'm really liking the 19mm Art lens. Nice field of view and sharpness. Used it for bird shots, landscapes, and night photography. Great walk around lens! Some of my photos taken with it will be publishied in a regional mag I write for next month. Thinking I will also get the 60mm sometime soon. All of the little nit picks others have talked about are non issues for me. Manual focus is fine and no mount issues or bothers with the off-line clunking. Really great for the price and come with a case and hood. What's their not to like about this lens?

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent

        By JVE

        from Annapolis

        Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

        Really nice lenses for the price!

         
        5.0

        Just awesome!!

        By Rio

        from Florida

        Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Silver):

        Amazing lens great price!!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect for the BMPCC

        By Segev

        from NYC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Video

          Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Silver):

          Beautiful, sharp, and excellent build quality - The best value normal lens for the BMPCC.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Enough field of view in most cases

          By Anthony

          from Newark, DE

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Quality Wide Angle
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

            This lens has offers just enough field of view for landscapes and group portraiture with minimal distortion.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent quality for the price

            By Loki454

            from Westfield, NJ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Video

              Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

              This lens makes a great general purpose lens when zoom is not required. The quality is a bit better than your average chinese made, panasonic lenses for micro four thirds systems out there. It is light weight and compact.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I wouldn't hesitate to buy this product

              By Jasiu

              from Reading, Pa

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Macro Photography
                • Night Photography
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Silver):

                It is very light weight and the photos it takes are very sharp. Great indoors when takin family and friends at a gathering. The finish (silver) looks fantastic and seem very durable. So far no cons.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                i don´t like it

                By King Arthur

                from Monterrey,NL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Slow Focus

                Best Uses

                • Video

                Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

                I thought I was going to have a better quality.
                I'm thinking about buying the leica 1.4, the manual focus is horrible. I do not know where they thought, is slippery.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great lens for my GX1

                By parks5920

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about 19mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black):

                  Great lens all around, good in low light, fast enough and excellent design.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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