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

reviewer#29675 date: Aug-27-2016
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 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:Sigma 28 f1.8. Zeiss 85mm f1.4. Sigma 50mm f1.4. Minolta 50mm f1.7. Minolta 35mm f2.0. Minolta 20mm f2.8. Zeiss 135mm f1.8. Zeiss 35mm f2.8. Sony 28mm f2.0.
price paid:225 GBP
positive:Tack sharp. Well made. Compact. Much improved over earlier examples.
comment:It is possible that I just got lucky with a brilliant example but it is much more likely that the second generation that doesn't have the flock finish had benefited from some further development.
For the money this lens is a no brainer.

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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