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

reviewer#5529 date: Jun-14-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
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:Tamron 17-50
Minolta 50mm RS
Sony CZ 1680
price paid:€400 (new)
positive:I wanted a ~30mm lens. I have been thinking about the 35mm Sony. I considered it too expensive for my daily use.
I like the lens for street photography (better than the 50mm Minolta)
negative:The protruding back lens
comment:Stupidly enough I formed the habit of putting lenses on the back end when changing them. The protruding last lens gets damaged that way :(
I like the lens, it's sharp (from 1,4 on, on the subject) to 2.0 where it us great allover.
The build rating is only related to the protruding end (WATCH IT)
I changed using my Minolta 50 for this one as my most used fixed focal lens

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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