Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN C E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 3   
reviewer#37839 date: Apr-21-2017
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta AF 24mm 2.8, Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN A, Sony Sony 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS, Olympus 28mm 2.8
price paid:$339 US (New)
positive:Very sharp for the money, also very fast in terms of both aperture and transmission/adsorption. Build quality is amazing and the focus ring is super smooth. Good contrast and flare control.
negative:Barrel distortion and some CA at the edges, both fixable in post. Only stops down to f/16, so DoF when shooting up close is always shallow. Consider bringing along an ND filter, too.
comment:Overall I'm very satisfied with this lens. If you're looking for a good walkaround lens it's difficult to beat. The size of the lens is large on a mirrorless body, but it balances well in the hand and doesn't feel bulky.
reviewer#29635 date: Jul-20-2016
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:SEL 35/1.8 OSS
price paid:1500PLN/340USD
positive:- sharpness
- CA control
- built quality
- AF
- f/1.4
negative:- relatively big
- no stabilization
comment:Pretty decent lens especially if you consider price/IQ ratio. It was too big for my purposes (I went into E-mount for small size - Sigma 30/1.4 is bigger than 35/1.8) and doesn't have OSS (useful in certain cases). Otherwise - this lens is a no-brainer. Pretty nice IQ, f:1.4 and the price make it a great lens, especially in the e-mount system. Beats SEL 35/1.8 in most aspects.
reviewer#28628 date: Jul-13-2016
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 4
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS
price paid:330 euro new
positive:great sharpness even at f1.4
nice bokeh when the subject is close
build
negative:flare
distortion (the latest LR has lens profile to correct it)
comment:For the price, it is a great lens.Solid build, great sharpness, nice bokeh when focusing close. With distant objects, it's not so great, but acceptable. Flare can be an issue.
AF is less accurate as a Sony lens, but it is a third party lens, so it is not a suprise.
reviews found: 3   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 3
  • sharpness: 4.67
  • color: 4.67
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 4.33
  • overall: 4.53

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