Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN | C for Sony E-mount

Announced Feb 23, 2016 •
Prime lens | Sony E
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Announced Feb 23, 2016

The Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary is a compact, fast prime for Sony E-mount cameras. It has a fast stepping motor for smooth and quiet focusing during video recording. It has both aspherical and double-sided aspherical elements, nine rounded aperture blades, and a minimum focus distance of 30cm/11.9in.

Quick specs
Lens type Prime lens
Focal length 30 mm
Image stab. No
Lens mount Sony E
Max aperture F1.4
Min aperture F16
Min focus 0.30 m (11.81)
Max magnification 0.14×
Weight 265 g (0.58 lb)
Length 73 mm (2.87)

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Our review

The Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN | C is one of the sharpest lenses available for Sony E-mount, and costs less than many of the prime lenses it outperforms. Combine that with being one of the brightest autofocus lenses available as well, and the result is an excellent lens for anyone interested, whether they're just getting started, or are a seasoned shooter.

Good for: A wide variety of shooting situations such as environmental portraits, low light, street shooting. Great as a standalone prime, or paired with a kit zoom.

Not so good for: High magnification/macro shooting, or shooters that prefer prime lenses with a wider field of view, or use in inclement weather.

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