Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM

Announced Feb 14, 2005 •
Prime lens | Canon EF, Four Thirds, Nikon F (DX), Pentax KAF, Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha
chkugler
 
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a really great lens. fantastic fov and SHARP! some pictures : www.luke-photoblog.blogspot.de/2014/05/amsterdam.html

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I bought my copy for $350 from Amazon -- right before an even greater price reduction to clear it out for the newer model -- and have been very happy with it ever since. I'm sure it's not as sharp or as accurate focusing as the newer model, but I have been very pleased with the lens nonetheless. I bough it primarily to take indoor photos of my family without having to use the on-camera flash. During the day, I typically can get away with sub-1600 ISO at 1/250 and f/1.8. In the evening, with ...

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Isherwood
 
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I get on very well with this lens. It isn't technically perfect as it shows significant corner softness wide open, but this has never been a problem in real life. Colours, saturation, bokeh & flare-resistance are all fine for my needs & it is a nice size. Once I stop looking at the numbers & start taking pictures it just works really well for me. The only negative is that it doesn't have a slip clutch in the focus gear train & this needs to be bourn in mind when turning the focus ring to ...

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linux99
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Did a low light fashion shoot last week with this lens - outdoors and with only streetlights to work from. Was a great companion to my m4/3 kit. Although originally purchased for use with an e620 4/3 this "legacy" lens worked a treat. Not so fast to focus but the images were punchy, sharp and had great subject / background separation when shooting at f2.

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Leoshin
 
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Very much also it is very quite good. I don't have HG&SHG series lenses, therefore can compare only to a series the standard. It is made well. A matte rough covering which in photos looks as metal, actually plastic. It is spoiled, but it is not critical. (I managed a lens 2008г sales and it looks normally) Blenda is big. The image: It was pleasant to me. The balance white a little gets off at flash use. I have a hammered temperature on 5600К and so withdraws in warm colors a little. But it is ...

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beelzebot23
 
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I have bought the Sigma 30mm F1.4 together with my Pentax K10D more than four years ago. It became my favorite little lens, at least for portraits e.g. of children. Its field of view combined with the large aperture provide a very intimate feeling in the pictures made with the lens. I love the color rendition it gives, as well as the bokeh. Sharpness is excellent in the image center, and just as many other reviewers noted, rather mediocre in the image corners. However, when you use the lens ...

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Until early 2005 a fast normal prime lens for an APS-C class DSLR meant either a 35mm f/2 or going into hock for a 35mm f/1.4. Having been impressed with the general consensus with regards to the Sigma 30mm f/1.4's performance I decided to purchase this lens in August 2006 as my primary walk-around lens for my new Canon EOS 30D. After using it for two months I felt ready to talk about my experiences with it. Resolution The sharpest lens that I have ever used was my Carl Zeiss 45mm f/2 ...

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