Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC A-mount lens review by michalm2

reviewer#12129 date: Feb-13-2015
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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:Sony SAL1855
Minolta 24-105mm D
Minolta 50/1.7
Minolta 50/2.8 Macro
Sigma 55-200 DC
price paid:190 EUR (used)
Fixed length
negative:Plastic body
My body has sometimes autofocus problems with lens wide open (no problems when shooting at f2 and more)
comment:It's superb lens. I really like it. It's very sharp even wide open. Only corners are sometimes little bit soft when shooting wide open, but I never found it annoying.

I compared it with Minolta 50/1.7 and this lens is much better so I sold Minolta. I compared it with Minolta 50/1.4 too and Sigma wins again. Maybe it's little bit more expensive than Minolta 50/1.4 but it's much sharper and more useful on APS-C.

This lens is really worth the price i paid.

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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