Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC A-mount lens review by gillbod
|gillbod#6310 date: Nov-2-2009|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||km 50/1.7|
|price paid:||379 EUR (new)|
beautiful out-of-focus rendering
auto-focus hit and miss wide open in poor light
|comment:||i think the sharpness is great on this lens. i looked at the photozone review, and perhaps the far corners are soft wide open. but towards the edge is fine, and centre is completely sharp. sharpness really isn't an issue.|
the bokeh of the the lens is fantastic. a bit of optical vingetting wide open gives it a bit of shape towards the edge of the frame, but the spherical abberation is almost perfectly corrected, which leads to perfect disks, and a great sharpness in the plane of focus.
i am very happy with this lens. i'd rather use this 30/1.4 on a crop sensor than a 50/1.7 on full-frame. the 50/1.7 on full frame would have resolution going for it, but this 30/1.4 has the out of focus characteristics nailed, and that's what affects the overall feel of the image more, in my opinion.
my copy focuses very accurately. it's a great walkaround.