Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E

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  • Sony E Mount/APS-C Format
  • 45mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Three Aspherical Surfaces
  • One High-Refractive Index Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Stepping AF Motor
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Construction, Brass Bayonet Mount
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Lens Mount: Sony E

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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 overview

  • 1Description

A fast, versatile prime, this 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens from Sigma is designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, where it provides a 45mm equivalent focal length. The bright f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords extensive control over focus placement for using selective focus techniques. In regard to the optical design, one aspherical element and one double-sided aspherical element pair to significantly reduce spherical aberrations for increased clarity and definition for notably sharp image quality. A high-refractive index element is also featured, to minimize color fringing and chromatic aberrations, and 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 or smooth, near-silent autofocus performance. Designed as a versatile standard lens, the mixture of speed and optical prowess make this a go-to lens for mirrorless shooters.

A truly versatile standard prime, this 30mm lens is designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras where it provides a 45mm equivalent focal length.
Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture excels in low-light conditions and also affords greater focus control for producing shallow depth of field effects.
One aspherical element and one double-sided aspherical element control a range of spherical aberrations and distortions for increased sharpness and resolution. Additionally, a high-refractive index, high-dispersion glass element is also integrated into the design, and offers anomalous partial dispersion characteristics to control chromatic aberrations and reduce color fringing.
A Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to lens elements in order to minimize lens flare and ghosting and contribute to producing contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery, even in backlit conditions.
A stepping AF motor benefits both photographers and videographers with its fast, precise, and near-silent performance.
A rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
The lens is constructed using a Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) material, along with traditional metals, for greater precision and use in wide temperature variations. The outside of the lens barrel is also engraved with the year of production.
The bayonet mount is constructed from brass for ensured accuracy and durability.
UPC: 085126302658
In the Box
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E
  • LCF-52 III 52mm Lens Cap
  • Rear Cap LCR II for Sony E Mount Lenses
  • Lens Hood for 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Sigma 30mm f/1.4 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 30mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 45 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Sony E
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 50.7°
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.81" / 30 cm
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
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    Autofocus Yes
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 52 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.55 x 2.89" / 64.8 x 73.3 mm
    Weight 9.35 oz / 265 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.4 x 4.3 x 4.1"

    Sigma 30mm f/1.4 reviews

    30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 133.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sigma does it again I want to start off by saying I was really happy about B&H notifying me when the lens was ready. It really is a great system and I had my lens the next day. I really can't say enough about this lens. It's light weight, fast and insanely sharp! It's a perfect fit for my a6000 and will likely live on my camera. Full autofocus capability (the 2.8 version only allowed for PDA in the center), eye autofocus works! My only complaint, and it's not much of a complaint really is that it does not come with the padded case that other sigma lenses do. No big deal really because I've yet to take it off of my camera. Hoping for sigma to make an 85mm version!
    Date published: 2016-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wish there were more like this. I love this lens. It allows my APS-C body to look/feel like a full frame without the full frame price or size. Photos are awesome. I would really like this lens at 20mm, but none exists. I wish there was a lens like this (1.4) at 80mm, but there are none. The only downside is the annoying focus by wire behavior. I am always passing the focus point because I am pulling too slow/fast. It does have auto focus, but often I like to manually focus and this lens is annoying for that. I'll excuse that since everything else about this lens is awesome including the price.
    Date published: 2016-09-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hmm, very nice... Great, sharp versatile lens. Lots of fun to use. Great, useful focal length (a reviewer someplace said odd focal length) -- well it's great for just about anything, walk-around, street photography, portraits, or candid snaps, and sharp enough to get a good crop if you didn't bring your mid-range tele. I have almost every Sony E lens. At the moment, if I had to have just one with me, I think it would have to be this -- for sheer versatility. Found it to be sharp to ridiculous. (A reviewer said 1.4 is low resolution. Had to go back to lightroom to see. Nope, sharp at 1.4, you just gotta watch that razor thin focal plane). If you're starting out with a new A6300, don't bother with the kit lens, get this instead -- no question. Nice job, Sigma!
    Date published: 2016-04-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bright and sharp, a welcome addition to my kit. I shoot with a Sony 6300 when I'm doing location shooting of musicians or events. I've only used this lens on two occasions, as it just arrived last week, but I can tell immediately that it's going to fill in the much used mid-range in my lens collection. I shoot with the Touit 12/2.8, Sony 28/2, Sony 55/1.8, Zeiss 85/1.8, and the Sony 16-105/4. As the fastest lens in that group, I reach for it when things are dim, and it doesn't disappoint. Why only four stars? Well, I always check the reviews before a major purchase, and this lens may have issues with sharpness in the corners, flatness of field, and distortion. I'm not shooting landscape or architecture, so for my purposes, at this price, it's a peach.
    Date published: 2016-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost Perfect My experience with the Sigma 30mm 1.4 has been good and bad. I am currently use it with a Sony A6500. The autofocus can be so good, however, I've noticed when in low light conditions, it can often hunt, especially if there are a lot of lights. The depth of field is nice, and the lens is incredibly sharp. In my opinion, the worst thing about this lens is the "fly-by-wire" focus system. You virtually cannot manually focus this lens at all. It's pretty disappointing, because there are often situations when manual focus would come in handy.� For the price though, I think it's worth keeping. I just ordered the Sigma 16mm 1.4, and I hope Sigma has improved on the "fly-by-wire" focus system.
    Date published: 2018-01-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GET IT IF YOU HAVE THE Sony A6300 I bought this after so much research and reading. I was bargaining this over the sony 35mm f1.8 lens. I ended up going with this due to the fact it is latest made (make 2016) and Its the FASTEST and sharpest as of the moment for APS-C cameras. I have the Sony A6300, I thought I was losing the game because of the NO OSS on these lens but I WAS WRONG! These lens are FANTASTIC!! They have given me the best images that I just don't want to take it out from my camera! NEVER! No regrets! it is really a great buy for your camera kit!
    Date published: 2016-12-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb If you are in any doubt just get it. I've had the 50mm primes for Nikon and 50mm for Sony e mount and wanted something with a more 'natural' focal length. Great indoors, wide enough for landscapes and street, great for portraits and pretty good for astrophotography too! The 1.4 makes it awesome indoors and it focuses very fast with the Sony Alpha series. Couldn't be happier. You could slap a ziess sticker on here and do a blind test and I'd challenge you to notice the difference.
    Date published: 2016-08-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent lens I had the 30 mm f2.8 lens and was satisfied with it until I read all the reviews that I could about the 30mm F1.4. Now I am hooked on it. It is very sharp. In general all of the Sigma products for Sony s6000 are excellent plus. Very sharp, compact, and a steal economically. I wish that they would make more products for the Sony E. On the Sony a6000 they are a 45mm. An excellent replacement for any other 50mm lens. I also have the Sigma 60mm f/2.8 and it also is a super sharp lens. On the a6000 they give a 90mm picture.
    Date published: 2017-03-16
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    Designed for use with:

    • Sony NEX-EA50M
    • Sony PXW-FS5
    • Sony PXW-FS7
    • Sony PXW-FS7M2
    • Sony Alpha A5000
    • Sony Alpha A5100
    • Sony Alpha A6000
    • Sony Alpha A6300
    • Sony Alpha A6500
    • Sony Alpha A6500
    • Sony Alpha a6500
    • Sony NEX-EA50M
    • Sony NEX-EA50UH
    • Sony NEX-FS700R
    • Sony NEX-VG30
    • Sony NEX-VG900
    • Sony PXW-FS5
    • Sony PXW-FS5M2
    • Sony PXW-FS7
    • Sony PXW-FS7M2
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