Reviews and Problems with Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC /HSM
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FANTASTIC LENS but
23 October 2013
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: this lens cost me more than twice its price in local market because i had to pay very high shipping cost and then i had to pay someone to unblock it from custom service in half way to its destination also the custom cost and fees were high .. Now in review i notice its not as fast as i hope and its bit overexpose the photos .. i also notice that in video mode loose the auto focus ability just seems like stuck in close up limit.
Summary: It is better than Canon 50 mm F/1.4 for a crop DSLR, and it is much cheaper than Canon 35 mm F/1.4 L. There might be some mis-focus based on different samples. My first one has a misfocus ~1.5 cm when implanted on my Canon T2i. Then I returned it back and changed it into a new one. The second one is perfect.
Summary: Since I purchased this lens, it has been on my Canon 7D 90% of the time. In that time, I've noticed that wide open, it's definitely not tack sharp. A lot of the time it's no where NEAR sharp. I find myself really over-shooting to compensate for the lack of focus when I need it to be wide open at 1.4, just to get one or two shots that are really focused well and sharp.
Summary: This is a pretty good lens for the price with little aberration at the edges. The one problem is that there seem to be artifacts of point light sources if those sources are near the center of the picture.
Decent lens that takes good low-light shots and has pretty quick AF
Berkeley Bulldog Audio, Amazon
4 May 2013
Summary: After previously owning the Nikon 35mm f/1.8, I picked this up and have been using it for a few weeks. Overall, I am very happy with it considering that it's a f/1.4 and relatively inexpensive. The AF isn't as quick as the Nikon but it's not very much slower. It has been quick enough to capture every shot I've needed. Pros: Having that extra stop is huge. In really low-light situations, it's allowed me to get crisper pictures.
Summary: Sure, it's not perfect for pixel peepers, but for the purpose Sigma markets this (it's aimed at folks wanting a fast, widish APS-C prime for indoor kids' parties and soforth) it does a great job. Not as sharp as the Sony 35 1.8, but the extra 2/3 stop is nice to have. And you can use the MF/AF toggle on the camera to swap focus modes, which you can't do with Sony's own low-cost equivalent. Recommended.