Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital

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The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM is a large aperture lens that provides a standard angle most similar to the human eye. As a lens designed for use on APS-C sized cameras, the 30mm focal length translates to approximately 50mm in 35mm format(*)

A glass mold aspherical lens element at the rear group of the lens reduces color aberration and provides high-quality image results. From 15.7" (40 cm) minimum focusing distance to infinity, this lens creates very sharp images with high contrast, and can perform superbly in a great range of applications, including snapshots, portraiture, indoor shooting and landscape photography.

DC lenses are exclusively designed for APS-C digital SLR cameras. The image circle (rear of lens) is made to match the smaller dimensions used for the image sensor on these digital cameras. As a result these lenses are also more compact and lightweight, and are better matched to APS-C format digital SLR cameras.

Note: (*) Not suitable for 35mm film SLR cameras or for any digital SLR camera with image sensor bigger than APS-C size, e.g. 1D series or Kodak Pro SLR/c.

EX lens series denotes excellence of engineering and new technology
Correction for various types of aberration provided by two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element and a hybrid aspherical lenses
Equipped with the silent, responsive and high speed Hyper Sonic Motor and provides fulltime manual focus override
In the Box
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sigma 300101 Specs

    Performance
    Lens Mount Canon EF-S
    Angle of View 45
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.31' / 39.93 cm
    Maximum Magnification 0.09x
    Optical Design 7 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 8
    Physical
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.2 x 2.3" / 8.13 x 5.84 cm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 4.7 x 4.8"

    Sigma 300101 Reviews

    30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 390.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelent lens for the Canon 7D I own a Canon 7D which I use mainly for video and was looking to invest in a great 'normal' lens. After trying several other lenses, I can positively say that this is my favourite one. It gives you amazing DOF, it is very fast (f/1.4!), and allows you to shoot in the night without needing to boost the ISO to grainy levels. The only drawback is the bulkyness of the lens. It is quite big and kind of heavy for a prime lens. Lastly a word of advise: If you are looking for a wide angle lens, you need to find elsewhere since this lens was created for APS-sensor sized cameras (as opposed to Full Frame), and there is a conversion factor of around 1.6, so in reality this is a 48mm (35mm equiv) lens.
    Date published: 2009-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens! I love this lens. I use it for just about everything. Portraits, weddings, events, etc. It is very good wide open, but watch out for green and purple fringe at anything under 2.8. The bokeh is beautiful with this lens, but I do wish it could focus a bit closer. I wasn't expecting a macro though, and I knew that minimum focusing distance before I bought it, so this is a very small issue to me. I received an excellent copy on my first try so I was very pleased with that. I use this lens on my 7D which basically turns it into a 50mm. The only drawback is that it will not work with a full frame camera.
    Date published: 2011-04-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens!Worth going third party! Great lens for portraits and low light pictures.Very lightweight, compact and comes with a lens hood that can be flipped back and stored on the lens and still allows for lens cap to fit.Amazing sharpness even when wide open at f/1.4 and delivers great bokeh front and back.Keeps up great accurate focus even in lowlight conditions, almost never had to use manual correction. The biggest con: autofocus is very noisy and is especially noisy in lowlight conditions where it keeps fidgeting trying to find focus.And the lens needed a little coaxing to fit on my canon 40D.Not the smoothest of fits.
    Date published: 2009-12-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast, affordable, normal lens for crop Great lens for low-light, portrait, and selective-focus photography. Bokeh is incredibly smooth, and the colors are wonderful. AF is silent and moderately fast. Build quality is bomber, and as such the lens is quite heavy. The center is decently sharp wide open. However the corners are never quite sharp even when the lens is stopped down. As such I don't recommend this lens for things like landscape, astronomy, and copystand work where sharpness across the frame is essential. This lens is for selective focus work where the edges are filled with wonderful mush. I wish the close focusing distance were smaller. Nice lens though: recommended!
    Date published: 2010-04-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Have For Crop Sensor Cameras This was my very first lens when I purchased my Canon 7D. I did countless hours of research that consisted of everything from reading articles and watching actual footage shot with it. The lens is simply fantastic, the sharpness and detail you get out of this lens is great. I haven't taken many stills with it but when it comes to video it gives such a great film look. I almost feel a bit spoiled with this being my first lens. There is nothing wrong about this lens. It was designed to be a standout lens for crop sensor cameras and it does just that. The price is more then reasonable and you can't deny the quality it brings.
    Date published: 2011-04-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My First and Most Used Prime Lens I have used this lens on my Canon Digital Rebel XTi since late 07 and simply love it. The clarity is great. The speed is great. People on Flickr have asked me what I think about it because 90% of my portraits are taken with this lens. I really love the DOF you can achieve with this fast prime. You can really make your subjects pop off the background using this lens wide open. Is it a durable lens?! I would say yes. I was shooting a family under a bridge/overpass and dropped the lens while changing to a short zoom. The lens rolled all the way down the concrete embankment, onto the street, hit the curb on the opposing side of the street and stopped in a mud puddle (on its side, not glass up or down)... It might have a few nicks in it but its performance hasn't been affected at all! This is my number one prime lens and number one lens for portrait photography!
    Date published: 2008-03-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens to use all the time Great lens to use for portraits that show a bit more of the environment than a 50mm would. The f 1.4 is amazing for low-light situations and for super fine focus, shallow depth of field. I take this lens everywhere I go - it's great for general, everyday photo-taking situations. The lens mount does seem to grind slightly when you first put it on, but the fit is snug and I have not had any subsequent issues with this. Lens weight is slightly heavier than the 50mm, but this does not bother me. An added bonus to purchasing this lens is you get a fantastic lens case AND a lens hood. Overall, I absolutely LOVE this lens.
    Date published: 2010-05-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Lens I use this lense for portrait photography and it does fantastic! There is hardly any warp. (Which is huge!) the 1.4 f/ is wonderful for a shallow depth of feild and makes it easier at times to shoot a little bit lower light. The only thing that i dont like about this lense is that when you are shooting on a full frame, there is a lot of dark vignetting. (so dont purchase this if you only have a full frame camera) the other thing that i kind of dont like is that its very tight putting on my camera (T1i rebel). At first i was afraid it wasn't fitting correctly, but its just a tougher fit. Over all I am in LOVE with this lense! Great job Sigma!!
    Date published: 2012-08-07
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    Designed For Use With:

    • Canon EOS 60D
    • Canon EOS 60Da
    • Canon EOS 7D
    • Canon EOS Rebel T1i
    • Canon EOS Rebel T2i
    • Canon EOS Rebel T3
    • Canon EOS Rebel T3i
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