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

reviewer#1695 date: Jan-24-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:
price paid:
positive:Fast 1.4
negative:Check for focusing issues
comment:When i first bought this lens it was sharp and fast at day time..After some usage at low light area i have discovered that it back focuses, so i sent it to Sigma for calibration.
After i got it, things are very sharp even at wide open, very usable. Colors are warmer, as compares to other brands, standard color os sigma glasses.
Bokeh is nice also.
For the price paid, it is well worth it.

The reason i rated sharpness at 4.5 beuase i need to send it for calibration. If i didn't it would be 5

Just make sure you have a good copy...

rating summary

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  • 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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