Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC A-mount lens review by der dickgg

reviewer#10190 date: May-12-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
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; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Zoom lenses
price paid:€ 200,- mint
positive:High speed, small, (relative) small filtersize.
negative:No HSM.
comment:Not the best IQ in the corners at 1,4! But stopped down to 2,0 or 2,8 improves a lot. I use this lens to avoid the use of flashlight during wedding-receptions (or funerals). It gives a clear view with the A700 in dark enviroment. Altough it has no HSM the focus is pretty fast, even in lowlight conditions. Overall I'm quite enthousiast about this little treasure.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 50
  • sharpness: 4.61
  • color: 4.68
  • build: 4.52
  • distortion: 4.56
  • flare control: 4.52
  • overall: 4.58 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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