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

reviewer#10975 date: Mar-12-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
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; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:sigma 50 1.4
price paid:570 usd new
positive:f1.4 good for low light
sharp centres
good size
negative:soft corners
no HSM
focus ring rotates on AF
comment:good for portraits, when corner sharpness is not so important.
large aperture is handy for low light situations.
focus ring rotates when AF, which is annoying as sometimes your hand touches it.

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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