Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC A-mount lens review by mike2008

reviewer#3635 date: May-27-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.1
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:
price paid:430 USD (new)
positive:Compact, great viewing angle on a APS-C sensor, very very fast
negative:A little soft wide open
comment:This lens tests the AF system on the A350 to its limit. The very shallow DOF means that focussing is critical, very easy to miss the intended focussing point. Saying that the results are excellent, very sharp at f/8 and great low light opportunities at f/1.4 and iso800.

However, the best thing about this lens is it has the near perfect focal length for indoor shots.

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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