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

reviewer#8626 date: Feb-7-2011
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 used to own this lens
compared to:
price paid:250 Euro(used mint)
positive:Sharp(if you get a good copy)
Very fast
Light and small compared to other fast Sigma primes
negative:Very long MFD
Sample variation
comment:The first one I bought second hand from this lens had a backfocus problem of 2cm so I had to send it back to the seller.

The second one was tack sharp.

Unlike most modern Sigma's this lens had a very long MFD(and I like short MFD's like with the Sigma 20mm 1.8 EX DG).

For some reason I didn't fall in love with this lens(it couldn't do nothing which my Sigma 20mm 1.8 EX DG couldn't do) and I sold it shortly after I bought it without loss.

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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania