A fast, versatile prime, this 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens from Sigma is designed for use with Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The bright f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords extensive control over depth of field for using selective focus techniques. The optical design features a pair of aspherical elements, along with one high-refractive index element, which significantly reduce spherical aberrations and distortion for increased clarity and definition for notably sharp image quality. Also, a Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to control lens flare and ghosting in strong lighting conditions. Additionally, benefitting both stills shooting and video recording, this compact prime also incorporates a stepping AF motor for smooth, near-silent autofocus performance.
- Micro Four Thirds System
- 60mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
- Two Aspherical Elements
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Overview
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Specs
|Focal Length||30mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 60mm)|
|Lens Mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Lens Format Coverage||Micro Four Thirds|
|Angle of View||50.7°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||11.81" / 30 cm|
|Optical Design||9 Elements in 7 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|Filter Size||52 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||2.55 x 2.89" / 64.8 x 73.3 mm|
|Weight||9.35 oz / 265 g|
|Package Weight||0.95 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||5.45 x 4.1 x 4.1"|
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Reviews
Beautiful little lens
I bought this for my S5, so I believe it's shooting APSC on a Full Frame, so this looks closer to a 50mm on my camera if I'm correct (???). This is a great little lens. Focus is sharp, great lowlight, and good autofocus for what the S5 can do. Build quality is up to snuff and it's not too heavy. I've only gotten to shoot a few things with it but so far I am very pleased. I've used a lot of different lenses but I've never tried a Sigma, so I was very excited to get this. The only thing stopping me from completing the set is that I'm going for cine lenses. I'm not a huge fan of autofocus/photography lenses but I wanted to try one. If you want a good L-mount lens for a modest price you can't go wrong with these lenses. But if you want something a little more adaptable try something else.
Excellent budget lens
Very nifty little lens with great autofocus time, and its nearly silent while doing so. a tiny bit of fringing at f 1.4, but that basically goes away when you set it lower.
Got some great flower pics
Nice and sharp. Got some really good background blurring a f1.4
Sharp as advertised.
Great lens with unusual focal
I bought this lense shortly after getting the Sigma DC DN 56mm 1.4 which is a fantastic lens with a 35mm equivalent field of view of 112 mm. I have always loved shooting with 100mm and 135mm prime lenses. This is for the MFT version. I personally find the 50mm focal length a bit boring and prefer shooting with something either a bit wider like 35-40 mm or in this case 60mm. I find this is better for portraits and candids. The lens is very sharp wide open. Pretty large for MFT but not heavy. I am surprised it is a bit bigger than the Sigma 56mm 1.4. I just wish the lens was weathersealed.
This is the first prime I have owned and I have been blown away by how sharp this thing is. Low light handling has also been amazing. for the price to try out a prime I am in love.
Great First Autofocus Prime
The sharpness, build quality, and size is awesome for me. And the low aperture gives you an amazing variety of artistic options!
sharp lens for both video and still photography
This lens is awesome. It gives all the bokeh you could want and then some (it's too much sometimes, and I don't use the maxed-out 1.4 as often as I thought I would). Besides that, it creates incredibly sharp images and amazing depth in colors and blacks. I will definitely be purchasing the 16mm and 56mm variants of this lens as well, but if you're going to get one of them, get this one first! It's incredibly versatile and the best bang for the buck.
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