Reviews and Problems with Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC /HSM
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Inaccurate Focus-sent it back
Tim, B&H Photo
25 August 2014
Excerpt: My use for this lens is a fast "normal view" for my T4i. Mostly indoor capability where a longer focal length is too close. It's wide aperture allowed me to take pictures without flash that would normally require my ISO to be way too high. The build quality is it's best attribute.
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.
very soft.terrible quality control overall, do not buy or try at least more
8 March 2013
Summary: tested 4 of these lenses , they were all VERY SOFT. recently i borrowed the same lens from a friend to give it another try. that one was sharp. also recently Sigma advertises with ; "enhanced quality control" . nice they more or less admit the previous era was terrible!
Summary: I read all the reviews online and comments in this area for this lens and I decided to give it a shot. It appears well built and connected quite securly to my t3i. I was having difficulty with a bit of front focusing on my first copy but I decided to give it a long trial period.
Excerpt: I picked up a copy of this lens (for my Canon T2i) and was initially impressed by the image quality it produced. After closer inspection I found that the lens front focused quite a bit which is a dealbreaker with a fast prime and shallow DOF.
Summary: I purchased this lens as a good low light and portrait lens. Unfortunately, after thorough testing the sharpness was not up to par. At first, I thought it was me, so I took a few sample shots. My first sample shot was a close distance (5 ft) handheld.
Summary: I had very high hopes for this lens. And, out of the box, beatifully constructed. Unfortunately, it front focuses repeatedly. This is a known problem with some sigma 35/camera combo's. See the reviews on photo.net The body used was a d90.
Summary: I wanted to love this lens. Sadly, it simply doesn't perform well. The focus issues with this lens have been written about ad nauseum, but I found that the focus issues manifested themselves differently than what I'd read here.