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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Lens Review

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The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM is a new standard prime lens for digital SLR cameras with APS-C sized sensors. ePhotozine has posted a full review for the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM lens.

The lens has good sharpness and build quality. However, they noticed that sharpness towards the edges is deteriorating, and some chromatic aberrations at maximum aperture. The review comes with test charts and sample pics.

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM standart prime lens announced at CP+ Show this year. The new Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM prime lens has a 30cm minimum focusing distance and construction of 8 elements in 9 groups.

See also : Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Lens Sample Images

This lens is a part of Sigma’s “Art” line-up and the price for the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM lens is $499.00.


Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Lens Review

From ePhotozine review :

During this test, we did have issues with inaccurate focusing, which may be down to a flaw with the samples provided for review, and were able to resolve using the Sigma USB Dock. Presuming this problem isn’t widespread, then this lens is a great choice for owners of Canon cameras, after a high quality, standard lens with a fast maximum aperture.

Sigma 30mm F/1.4 DC HSM Lens Specifications

  • Lens Construction: 8 elements in 9 groups
  • Minimum aperture: F16
  • Filter size: ø62mm
  • Angle of view (SD1): 50.7°
  • Minimum focusing distance: 30cm/11.8in.
  • Dimensions (Diameter x Length): ø74.2mm x 63.3mm/2.9in. x 3.5in.
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (Rounded diaphragm)
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1:6.8
  • Weight: 435g/15.3oz.