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 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.
Excellent image quality and bokeh, but know what you are getting
M. Morris "the generalist", Amazon
6 April 2013
Summary: Photographers expect excellent image quality from a prime - contrast, color, bokeh, and sharpness. This lens delivers on each front, with one partial exception: the Sigma 30 delivers excellent center sharpness even at f/1.4, but it has poor edge and corner sharpness. This makes it a great short portrait lens, but a poor landscape lens. It delivers the contrast and color needed for landscapes, but if output at large sizes, you'll notice the edge and corner weakness.
Sent to Sigma NY for focus adjustment. Same old story.
Awdio Kreep "tlaloc", Amazon
30 September 2012
Summary: In early September I received a brand new Sigma Canon version of the lens that front focused severely and would not focus properly on anything, near or far. I sent the lens -- with my Canon T3i camera -- to the Sigma New York facility that promised a 48-hour turnaround for adjustment. Disappointment: $20 shipping charge. UPDATE 08-30-2012.
Great lens for video, not the sharpest for wide aperture pictures.
12 August 2012
Summary: Brand new. Seems like it's going to serve me very well. Have noticed issues with image sharpness at wider apertures. Also, focus ring is a little grainy, but still consistent and not jerky. Lens is hefty, strong, and feels well built.
Summary: Well I picked up this lens after deciding i loved the canon 1.8 and wanted an upgrade. I did a ton of research and was well aware of the focusing issues that people have had with this lens. When i recieved it i was impressed with the build quality when compared with the canon 1.8(duh!
Summary: (Sigma 30mm 1.4 with Canon 60D) I read lots of great reviews mixed with lots of not so great reviews for this lens. But for the price, I had to take the chance. (I bought this used here in mint condition from an Amazon seller.) Yes, it's true that the picture quality is somewhat "soft" and "fuzzy" wide open at 1.4. That was very obvious. BUT...like many of us have learned, it's much sharper closed down a bit from the largest aperture.