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Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC /HSM

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Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM

PC Magazine
11 September 2008
  • Conclusion: The Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM is a fast normal angle lens for APS-C cameras, but suffers from a lack of sharpness and a good amount of barrel distortion.
  • Pros: Fast aperture. Available for many camera systems.
  • Cons: Expensive. Soft images. Noticeable distortion.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Audio & image quality 4
4.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Sigma AF 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM (Nikon DX) - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
23 July 2008
  • Conclusion: It seems the primary design priority for the Sigma AF 30mm f/1.4 EX DC was to achieve the highest possible center resolution without caring too much about the rest. The border performance of the lens is just so-so at f/1.4 and only good when stopped down. Vignetting is high at large apertures and neither CAs nor distortion are overly impressive for a prime lens.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Overall quality 4
4.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Sigma AF 30mm f/1.4 EX DC (Pentax K) Review / Test Report

photozone.de
23 July 2008
  • Conclusion: A quite strange design priority but there're applications for this. This is a pretty interesting lens if you want to isolate a (near-centered) object from the rest of the scene using an ultra-large aperture setting. The quality of the bokeh (out-of-focus blur) depends somewhat on the background/foreground structure - it can look "smeary" close to the image borders if the scene is a bit nervous. This is probably a side effect of the low resolution here.
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Overall 6
6.3
Value for money 6
6.0
Overall quality 4
4.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Sigma AF 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
22 July 2008
  • Conclusion: We all know that zoom lenses are compromises regarding speed and performance but we expect fix-focals to perform better than that. Sigma AF 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM may perform pretty good in absolute terms but for a fix-focal the lens disappoints a little. The center performance is exceptionally high but the borders are not all that impressive. The other image parameters such as distortions, vignetting and CAs are Okay but nothing to rave about.
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