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Sigma-30mm-f2-8-ex-dn.33321577
9.3 out of 10

Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN

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Reviews and Problems with Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN

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Overall 6
6.0

Great lens, questionable compatibility (using a NEX 5r)

Kevin, Amazon
27 September 2014
  • Summary: Pros: This is a very good lens, especially for the price. It's sharper than the kit lens, even at f2.8 compared to f4, but honestly for me, it's not really a very significant difference unless you start pixel peeping. The main reason why I got this lens was to have a faster lens than my kit lens with auto focus so I wouldn't always have to resort to manual-focus legacy lenses in low-light situations.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice image, but look out

Disappointed BMPCC user, B&H Photo
30 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Image quality on the Sigma 30mm f2.8 is nice for a lens in this price range. Looks great and is compact. However, there is no manual/auto focus switch on the outside, which means you can only switch between the two in-camera. So, don't buy this if you're planning on using it with the Black Magic Pocket camera. Some people report that it works fine with their pockets, but it definitely did not with mine.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice image, Strong Construction
  • Cons: No Support For Bmpcc
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Overall 6
6.0

way better than the kit lens that came with my camera

DA-aK, Amazon
25 July 2014
  • Summary: I'm mixed about this lens. The colors it captures are vibrant and when in focus it's fairly sharp; way, way better than the kit lens that came with my camera. Unfortunately on my Panasonic DMC-G5, the auto-focus is pretty terrible. It hunts, it's loud and nearly inaccurate each time, especially for action shots. In low-light auto-focus is practically useless.
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Overall 6
6.0

Really Think About Your Application...

Doc1 "doc", Amazon
28 June 2014
  • Summary: I own the newer, silver version of this lens. I run it primarily on a Sony Alpha A6000. By now everyone knows the good... it is a good value, prime lens for your e-mount Sony body. For the price, you will have to go with an older adapted manual for anything sharper. For what it is, it is wonderful. The drawbacks... ** It can be painfully slow depending upon lighting. So much so that if I am shooting a portrait, I grab a manual 30yr old 50mm prime / adapter.
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Overall 6
6.0

First one defective

KelFox, Amazon
3 April 2014
  • Summary: Ordered this in advance of a convention I wanted to document, got the lens in, initial tests seemed ok. But when I got to the convention, within the first day just shooting some portraits the focusing motor malfunctioned, and then the lens completely bricked. Neither camera I tried it on, Lumix DMC-G5 or Olympus E-P3 would recognize there was a lens attached.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sigma 30mm rather than Sony 30mm

Adorama
18 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Love the lens for photo crispness. It's rated better by the photo experts, which I am not. It works well on my Sony NEX-7 camera and is the equvalent of a 55mm lens. Nevertheless, the big downside is its lack of internal stabilization for the NEX cameras which do not have that. Others who have perfected the technique for taking still pictures while walking around may not see that as detrimental.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

Good sharp lens but

Daniel Coley, Amazon
17 January 2014
  • Summary: Good sharp lens but need and should have been faster. With Sigma's know how it should have been a f1.2 or f1.4. Focus is sharp on my E-M5. I still don't understand why for what you spend on quality lens, they don't come with hoods.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not a bad lens for under $200

B. Vo, Amazon
16 December 2013
  • Summary: I've been using this lens for a couple of months now and I found that the autofocus is even slower than the kit lens. It does take sharper pictures and the depth of field is nice at 2.8. However, there is a one major flaw in the design. The focus ring is made of a very slippery metal ring that gives you no grip whatsoever. It's not an issue if you're using it indoors, but outdoors when it's cold out it is difficult to get a grip.
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Overall 6
6.0

this lens is OK

Alain Delmas, Amazon
19 October 2013
  • Summary: sigma 30mm is a good lens for sony E mount. It complete the standard lens on low light scènes and it as better definition
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Overall 6
6.0

Bang for the bick

eertyab, B&H Photo
3 October 2013
  • Excerpt: This isn't a bad alternative for the money, reasonably good performance, very compact.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Af, Good Resolution, Lightweight, Reliable
  • Cons: Clunks, No Focus Scales At All
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