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Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN
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

Not bad for the price.

Amazon Customer, Amazon
30 December 2014
  • Summary: It's a nice lens and takes decent pictures but the actual lens is tiny and doesn't allow the full benefit of Sony's CMOS sensors. I usually use my A6000 with gorgeous old Olympus lenses and this one seemed a little disappointing.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great price, decent photos

Sachin Patel "Sachin", Amazon
19 December 2014
  • Summary: I had this lens for about a week and tested it over Thanksgiving. I found that while the photos were clear and in focus, the RAWs were often much noisier than my Sony 50mm f1.8 lens.
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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.
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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.
  • 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
  • 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.
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