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

reviewer#3531 date: Apr-28-2008
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.6
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 35 F1.4
price paid:
negative:Corner sharpness
comment:Good lens for the price. Bokeh is very nice, but sharpness is nothing compared to the Sony/Minolta 35 F1.4. My camera might have some trouble with focussing. Noticed major backfocus on my a700 since I have this 1.4 but it seems I have the same trouble with my minolta 85 F1.4. I will update this review when my a700 is back from repair.

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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