Reviews and Problems with Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC /HSM
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Great field of view for APS-C sensors.
5 June 2014
Summary: This lens isn't quite as teack-sharp as some of the other Sigma Art lenses, but those are hard to match. The sharpness is still incredible. The size is compact and on a Canon APS-C sensor you will get close to a 48mm field of view, which is about as close as you can get to a 50mm on a full frame camera. Great lens to have in your kit.
Summary: I got this lens because I wanted a fast prime with shorter focal length than the ordinary 35 mm. On the paper this lens looks ideal with 30 mm focal lenght and a fast f/1.4 apperture. In reality however, it is a different matter. Central sharphes is good, but edge sharpnes is awful, not to mention the corners. Stopping down improves sharpnes, but even at f/5.6 corners are not good at all.
Pros: Large aperture, ideal focal lengh for a normal prime on DX, affordable
Summary: I am using for comparison the Pentax 31mm f/1.8 fa limited lens, this may not be fair sense the Pentax is currently almost 4x more money, but I feel the Sigma compare quite well to this lens in image quality where it counts on a lens of this type the center is very sharp! I mostly use this for portraits and picture that I want a creamy brokah to give a picture a 3D pop and this lens delivers!
Summary: Producto 100% recomendable. Servicio rapido y confiable. Lente de muy buena calidad, buenos acabados. Profundidad de campo decente, nitidez muy buena. Enfoque normal para ser Sigma y no Nikon. Precio y calidad en su justa medida.
Excerpt: You need to have this in your bag! I bought this lens for a few main reasons. I wanted a really fast aperture for low-light conditions and a prime lens. The Sigma for me has it all. Its sharp, crisp and extremely quiet. Auto focus at f1.4 for me was a challenge at first. the more you use it the easier it becomes.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great build quality, Great in Low Light, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Great portrait lens. I love it - Read why the other reviews are lame.
5 November 2013
Summary: I really wanted a good portrait lens to go with my kit. I have a 10-20, an 18-250 and a 50. The 50 was just too much as you had to walk halfway across the room to "zoom out" enough to get a good field of view. Because of this, I LOVE the 30 and gave the 50 to a friend and have never missed it for a second. The 1.4 is nice but it does get a minutely soft around the edges at 1.4 but at 1.6 it totally clears up. But read on and see why this doesn't matter...
Summary: This lens is amazing, especially for the price. I shoot with Nikon d5100 and its auto focus ability makes it so much better. I love it, except it does not focus on live-view... or video really. Good thing i normally dont use those. But if you are a portrait/wedding photographer i would recommend it.
Summary: I wish this len would learn from Mr. Miyagi, "FOCUS." At close range, about a foot, it works great. But when you step back from that distance and take a picture of your object of interest, ITS NOT IN FOCUS. I've tried different f-stops and shutter speeds, and still it is not truly in focus. My purpose for this lens was to get more wide angle then my NIKON 50mm 1.8f on my D5200. If you are planning to use this as your go-to lens, overall you will be disappointed.