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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art 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. PhotographyBlog has posted a full review for the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM “Art” lens for full-frame DSLR cameras.

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. The review has also Sigma 30mm f/1.4 sample images taken with the Canon EOS 70D DSLR camera.

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art Lens Review


From The PhotographyBlog conclusion :

The Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC A lens […] offers acceptable sharpness wide-open at f/1.4 […], excellent build quality, lovely bokeh and fast and quiet auto-focusing, all at a surprisingly affordable price.

The Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC A is tack-sharp in the centre from f/1.8 onwards, although you need to stop down to f/4 to get acceptable results at the edges of the frame. Disappointingly the lens does suffer from serious chromatic aberrations when shooting wide-open, along with obvious vignetting and some barrel distortion too.

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art Lens Price and Availability

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM Art lens has a price tag of $499. The new Sigma lens is now available for all APS-C cameras.

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM for Canon $499 Amazon
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM for Nikon $499 Amazon

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.