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Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC /HSM

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Reviews and Problems with Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC /HSM

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2.0

User Review

SandyFleischman, Adorama
4 September 2011
  • Excerpt: I tested several of these lenses. There are too many problems with them. Either lens is not sharp at all or mis-focuses when used in AF mode. No wonder it got discontinued.
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2.0

Focus Issue

Edward E. Craven "ERDoc 98", Amazon
9 July 2009
  • Summary: Having read multiple reviews from every web site I could find on the most bang for your buck 50mm for canon, I made the leap of faith and purchased this lens at the local shop. This was not one that had been sitting around, because they had just gotten in a new shipment. I had read about the focus problems with this lens when it first shipped, but I was under the impression from most reviewers that this issue had been resolved. In my case, this was not true.
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Overall 2
2.0

So much potential; so little QC

Bhakti-rider, Amazon
19 January 2009
  • Summary: I tried four copies; three were bad, one was awful. This lens has been very favorably reviewed, and I find their 50 f1.4 to be magnificent, so I took a chance. The only thing I can think, based on what I saw in the files, is that in each case, one or more of the elements was out of alignment, because they didn't produce a normally focused image at any focus distance.
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2.0

User Review

Jon Lopes, Adorama
19 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Front Focuses on anything within 5 feet. Back focuses on anything beyond 10 feet. Inconsistant in the mid range. Looking at reviews in forums this is a pretty normal thing with sigmas. When they are built well they are really good, when not they are terrible. Trouble is you never know which you will receive. Are you feeling lucky?
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Overall 2
2.0

Mis-focus

Budweezer, Amazon
6 September 2008
  • Summary: I was 0 for 2 with the Sigma 30mm bought at Amazon. Got the first one, focus was terrible. I mean the only thing I could get in focus on my xti was a shot outside at f/8 and infinity. I tried to focus on my birdfeeder at 30 feet and was really blurry (with plenty of shutter speed). Inside was a little better but completely unacceptable compared to my 50mm f/1.8. Sent it back and got another from Amazon. A little better inside.
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Overall 2
2.0

bad copy

A. J. Arzaga, Amazon
17 July 2008
  • Summary: I received a bad copy from adorama.com today. I was really disappointed because I had great expectations from adorama.com..I'm sending it back today.
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointing and Defective.

Burning Water, Amazon
11 October 2007
  • Summary: I had high hopes for this lens. My 50mm f/1.8 nikkor is a great lens, but sometimes I just don't have enough room to get everything in the shot. So I purchased the Sigma 30mm f/1.4, also being excited about the extra stop because I often take photos in low-light situations. I was aware that there were some defective copies of this lens, but thought that maybe I would get lucky. Alas, no such luck.
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Overall 2
2.0

Shockingly bad

Johanne Parsons, Amazon
26 July 2012
  • Summary: I have a canon 60d and was looking for a lens equivalent to 50mm on my cropped sensor. I spent hours/days reviewing what lens to buy. I knew I was taking a gample going for a Sigma lens as it was clear after reading copious amount of reviews that you are playing Russion Roulette in trying to get a good copy. I decided to take the gamble, as it seems when you get a good one, it's apprently extremely good (I didn't acutally buy it from amazon). However, I got a duff one.
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointing

F. Poole, Amazon
28 December 2010
  • Summary: I held off for quite some time before getting this lens, put off by reviews mentioning focusing issues. in the end i couldn't resist. I really wanted to love it, i went through 4 copies to get a copy which focussed spot on with my body (550d). However even though focussing charts were spot on, i found the lens missed focus far too often, especially in lower light which is exactly when you would want to be reaching for this lens.
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Overall 2
2.0

Total enttäuschend!

K. HARDER "Amigo", Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Lange Zeit habe ich an meine Canon 60D nur das Canon 15 - 85mm Objektiv gelassen. Super, Empfehlung. Trifft eigentlich immer, sofern ich es nicht selbst verpfusche. Dann das Canon 85mm 1,8 USM. Als Porträt-Linse einfach klasse und das zu dem Preis. Allerdings muß man für Innenaufnahmen dann schon Platz haben und das geht ja nicht immer. Also Festbrennweite so um die 30mm.
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