Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC A-mount lens review by hayasa8

reviewer#7809 date: Aug-12-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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:Minolta 50 1.7 and 1.4. 17-35g
price paid:350 USD (new)
positive:Incredible lens. I no exactly what to expect with it, so consistent on a700. Perfect bokeh and good color.
negative:Not a full frame lens and attaching the hood always gives me trouble.
comment:Great lens for a700. Somehow more consistent than minolta primes mentioned in regard to sharpness. Don't really know how to explain that other than I know where sharp is more easily with this. Certainly as sharp as anything else this open at any price. Build quality is superior. Doesn't always attach to the camera properly, kind of have to twist it after its locked to get it to function properly, even when new.

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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