Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN A E-mount lens review by iullian

reviewer#11719 date: Mar-11-2014
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:Sony 50/1.8
SLR Magic 35/T1.4
Zeiss FE 35/2.8
Zeiss FE 55/1.8
price paid:150 USD
positive:Light, sharp, good contrast
negative:Slow F2.8 aperture.
Nice but cheap build feeling.
comment:I used it only on A7 in both crop-mode and FF mode.
On A7, optically is on par with Zeiss 35/2.8. The same sharpness and contrast. If it will exist in FE mode, it will be an instant hit.
In FF mode, with the baffle removed, it was very very clode to the performance af the Zeiss 35/2.8

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 6
  • sharpness: 4.83
  • color: 4.67
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 4.67
  • flare control: 4.33
  • overall: 4.50 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania