Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC A-mount lens review by nokiamia
|nokiamia#5433 date: May-22-2009|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||*tamron 1750|
*minolta 50mm f/1.7 rs
|price paid:||RM1800 (+/- USD520)|
|positive:||*i love the size. not as petite as 50f/1.4, but it's just nice.|
*sharpness is good at wide open (f/1.4).
*colors are great. nothing to fault here.
*focal length is PERFECT.
*blazing fast focusing on my a350!
|negative:||*focusing noise is kinda annoying.|
*min focus length is 1 feet. i wish it's shorter (like my tamron 1750)
*for APSC sensor, it's expensive!
|comment:||this focal length represents the TRUE 'standard' focal length given the 1.5x crop factor of an apsc sensor. so, it's very easy to get true-to-eye view shots. i'm quite amazed of the fact that i've not taken the lens off my camera, despite after almost a week of acquiring it, with >300 shots under its belt. |
for a person who owns a fast lens (tamron 1750), this is a strong statement to how versatile the 30mm focal length is. it's also perfect for photo journalism work.
and with f/1.4, it has a superb capability to isolate the subject from the surroundings.
i particularly like the fact that i can stay with iso 200 in almost all light conditions, without having to go to iso 400 (unless i have to), and still able to shoot within reasonable shutter speed.
i truly recommend this lens to.... ANYONE!