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|Weight||15.34 oz (435 g)|
|Dimensions (DxL)||Approx. 2.91 x 2.48" (74 x 63 mm)|
|Filter Thread||Front:62 mm|
|Minimum Focus Distance||11.8" (29.97 cm)|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||1:6.8|
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 45 mm
|Camera Mount Type||Sony Alpha, Minolta AF|
The Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM is a solid option for APS-C photographers who want a standard-angle prime with an f/1.4 aperture, but it's a little pricey compared with f/1.8 lenses.
Compact. Opens to f/1.4. Very sharp when stopped down. 0.3-meter close focus. Sturdy build.
Some edge softness at wide apertures. Modest barrel distortion. Lacks optical stabilization. Pricey.
Over the course of the past several pages, we've taken an in-depth look at the optical and mechanical performance of this compelling fast normal prime lens from Sigma.
Fast F1.4 maximum aperture, Convenient focal length on APS-C, Beautiful bokeh, Excellent center sharpness, Compact and easy to hold, Minimal vignetting at F2 and above, Resistant to flare and ghosting, 4-year warranty (USA), Very affordable
More distortion that we'd like to see in a premium prime, Purple fringing near edges/corners, Low contrast wide-open, Somewhat heavy given its size, Average corner sharpness, Not weather-sealed, Sluggish autofocus
Is the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know about the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Lens in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!
Handling and features This standard lens for APS-C format cameras sports a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture and silent rear focusing with full time manual override. It is available to fit Canon, Nikon and Sigma cameras and costs around £260.
Not exactly small - in fact it is chunky, especially compared to the Pentax 31mm f/1.8 competitor. But f/1.4 performance is quite respectable (and infinitely better than the Pentax 31mm), f/2 is excellent and on par in peak center contrast with the 31mm f/1.8 @ f/2 (though that one's got better...
Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh
this lens is sharp when you can get it focused.... front focus is a major issue. i have to manually focus the lens in order to get it properly focused when at lower f stops
First let me say that I am a photography enthusiast, and that I am still improving my skills. I invested in a Canon T3i body about a year ago. I first bought the Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 zoom lens.