Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC A-mount lens review by Mauricio11

reviewer#2243 date: May-1-2007
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; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 50/1.4, Minolta 28/2.8
price paid:429 USD
positive:- Super center sharpness, even at f/1.4
- Contrast
- Colors
- Bokeh
- Focus ring
negative:- Some CA
comment:This lens rocks! Normal FoV, very high DoF control, exceptional center sharpness at all apertures. Stoping down make corners sharper.
It performs great for indoors and low light shoots. I have choosen this one thinking about aperture and bokeh against Min 28/2 (which has very very good contrast and corner sharpness)
As I read once: "If you want a great lens for low light and bokeh, this is for you. If you go to sleep and keep thinking about corner sharpness, this is not for you."

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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