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

BH #SI3014DCDNS • MFR #302965
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 45mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements
A fast, versatile prime, this 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens from Sigma is designed for use with APS-C-format Sony E-mount 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.
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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Overview

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A fast, versatile prime, this 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens from Sigma is designed for use with APS-C-format Sony E-mount 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.

As part of the Contemporary line within Sigma's Global Vision series, this lens is designed to achieve a balance between convenience and performance, and meshes a compact, lightweight build and versatile handling with notable optical attributes.
Normal-length prime is designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 45mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.4 maximum aperture excels in low-light conditions and also affords increased control over depth of field for achieving selective focus effects.
Two aspherical elements and one high-refractive index element are used to limit distortion and spherical aberrations and also contribute to greater overall sharpness and accurate rendering.
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.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
Constructed using a Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) material for greater precision and use in wide temperature variations. Additionally, a brass bayonet affords improved mounting accuracy and rigidity.
UPC: 085126302658

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Specs

Focal Length30mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 45mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View50.7°
Minimum Focus Distance11.81" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification0.14x
Optical Design9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.55 x 2.89" / 64.8 x 73.3 mm
Weight9.35 oz / 265 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.96 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.45 x 4.3 x 4.2"

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Reviews

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By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-28

I'm using this lens, paired with a Sony a6100 body, as a webcam and it is fantastic and exactly what I was hoping for. Build quality is great. Highly recommended.

Amazing lens

By Luis Alejandro
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-23

Perfect for my Sony a6000, great auto focus and is just the ideal size.

Beautiful quality

By Joel Bedford Photography,
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-05

Just about my favourite focal length (45mm-ish), this is fast, quiet, and not as heavy as you would expect. The DOF was wonderful and it's still quite sharp at 1.4 (wide open) with great C/A control and beautiful bokeh. The absence of an aperture ring and full-weather sealing are the only things I dislike, but it's not a deal breaker. I got this on sale and it's worth every penny. I've got pretty much all the other Fujifilm primes, the 16-55 2.8 and this holds its own with all of them.

Beautiful little lens

By Mason
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-29

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.

Great First Autofocus Prime

By Hansen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-30

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

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-15

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.

A must have for apsc cameras!

By Sylvia
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-22

It's a lens you must have in your bag, ideal for low light photography and great for portraits.

One of my favorite lenses

By Aaron
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-14

I first bought this lens for my canon m50 and liked it so much I bought it again for my Fujifilm x-s10. It has great build quality, is sharp and well worth the money. The only thing it's missing for the x mount is the aperture ring but I can live without it.

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Will this restock?
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The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E is currently in stock.
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According to some reviews, CA is very strong in this lens, can anybody check this?
Asked by: Anonymous
LOCA is strong wide open, not unlike other f/1.4 lenses. It's reduced as you close the aperture, but still can be visible on high contrast edges (I can see it in the tree branches against the sky).
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