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A lot of attention is given to the Oly's as being small & lightweight ... which is very true. Unfortunately, sometimes so much attention is given to that fact that people have a tendency to 'assume' that the Oly might compromise IQ in order to achieve their small size ... not so. Some of the Oly's do seem willing to trade off some mfd, but imo that is a very acceptable way of retaining the drawing style / IQ they have ... for me, it's not the size ... it's the Oly colors.
Just like Zeiss has a look (drawing style) of it's own, so does Oly (& Nikon, etc.). If you are looking for the Zeiss look ... you have to go with the Zeiss. If you are looking for anything OTHER than the Zeiss 21 (cost or drawing style) ... the Oly's shouldn't be dismissed. I also considered the Voigt 20mm in my quest (haven't shot it) but it is a bit too 'punchy' for my taste.
The Zeiss 21 is tough to beat in many ways, for many reasons ... but comes at a premium of cost, size & weight ... seeing one in person for the first time can be a bit of an 'omg' experience.
Bill ... bring on the pics !!!
Regarding the OP's reference to the Sigma 20 1.8. I rented one to do some concert work. I can't comment on it's corner sharpness, since I was shooting on 1D MK II, but the 'purple fringe' was pretty significant ... always a trade-off. Depends on what matters most to you.
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