Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art Lens for Nikon

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art Lens for Nikon

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art Lens for Nikon

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Product Highlights

  • Nikon F Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 - 16
  • For DX Format Cameras
  • Standard Focal Length Prime Lens
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 11.8" (30 cm)
  • Hyper Sonic Motor for Smooth Autofocus
  • Thermally Stable Composite Material
  • Brass Bayonet Mount
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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 overview

  • 1Description

The 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art Lens for Nikon from Sigma is a prime lens designed for Nikon DX format cameras. Its 35mm focal length equivalent is 45mm which places it in the category of standard focal length lenses. With its particularly fast maximum aperture of f/1.4, the lens will perform very well in low light situations and provides shallow depth of field focus. With updated optical configurations (9 elements in 8 groups), as well as rounded aperture blades, the lens delivers sharp detail and nice background bokeh. Its minimum focus distance is 11.8" (30 cm).

The lens’ optimized light distribution helps to minimize field curvature preventing a loss of image quality at the edges of photographs and its double-sided aspherical lens element minimizes spherical distortion. A rear focusing system combined with a newly developed autofocus algorithm and Hyper Sonic Motor provide smooth and accurate autofocus. Fulltime manual focus is also supported. As part of Sigma's "Art" line of lenses it is compatible with Sigma's USB Dock, which enables firmware updates and focusing adjustments.

Fast maximum aperture of f/1.4 allows fast shutter speeds for clear low-light imaging and shallow depth of field focus.
A Hyper Sonic Autofocus Motor (HSM) offers fast, smooth and quiet autofocus.
Constructed with Thermally Stable Composite Material (TSC) which performs well in extreme temperatures, reducing the expansion and contraction of the internal lens barrel.
As part of Sigma's "Art" line of lenses it is compatible with Sigma's USB Dock, which enables firmware updates and focusing adjustments.
UPC: 085126301552
In the Box
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art Lens for Nikon
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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    • 1Description

    Sigma 30mm f/1.4 specs

    Focal Length 30mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 45 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon DX
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.8" / 29.97 cm
    Magnification 0.15x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6.8
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread Front: 62 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.91 x 2.48" / 74 x 63 mm
    Weight 15.34 oz / 435 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 5.1 x 4.6"

    Sigma 30mm f/1.4 reviews

    30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art Lens for Nikon is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This lens is everything I was hoping for... This lens brings me back to the 1960's when all I had for my Nikon F was a normal 50mm lens. This Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art Lens provides my Nikon D7100 with a normal lens experience. I think it equates to about a 45mm lens (for 35mm cameras). First, the autofocus works perfectly with my D7100. Second, this lens provides sharp images (except at the edges at f:1.4). Third, at f:1.4 I can shoot in low light conditions at ISO 400 or lower. (Actually, I prefer setting ISO to AUTO and using Manual mode. In this way I can adjust shutter speed and f-stop by looking through the viewfinder.) I highly recommend this lens for use on any Nikon DX camera. By the way, this is my first non-Nikkor purchase since 1968!
    Date published: 2015-09-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hit and miss I really wanted to like this lens and tried about hundred shots in different settings and locations. It gave me beautiful Bokeh in some pictures when the subject was sharp, but other times, it was blurry everywhere. The focusing was slow, and I missed few great shots.I had bought it from B&H back in Jan 2014, but I got the lemon. B&H was great in service after one quick email. I returned it and got a Nikon instead. The Nikon 2.8 did not have that warm and special Bokeh of this lens, but it gave me consistent output. Overall, if you're taking shots with a great deal of time to adjust, take the chance on this lens, but if you need that shot, I would not count on this.
    Date published: 2015-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really pleased with this lens! I bought the Sigma 30mm 1.4 Art in anticipation of the arrival of my first grand child. Wanted a high quality lens that approximated the 35 and 50mm lenses that I learned photography on in the 60's and 70's. This lens fits the bill and matched with my D7100 worked just as I hoped. Excellent in indoor available light. Just the right (for me) focus length to photograph a newborn and his parents. No focus issues that other people have talked about. Worked great right out of the box. Again. I am very pleased!
    Date published: 2016-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't think, just get it!! This is by far my favorite lens for a crop sensor (DX) body. My main camera is a D4, and I use Sigma's 50mm and new 35mm 1.4 lenses most with that body. I also own a D7100, which I bought this lens for times I did not want to lug around my beasty D4. As a professional photographer, I want and need the best glass for my work. I have owned and used Nikon's 35mm DX lens on a D300, and it was just okay and felt cheap, like a toy lens. This does not feel cheap, it has a solid build and beautiful design. I personally like the bigger lens hood that it comes with, it adds a pro look to the lens. The weight is just right, not heavy and not super light. But besides looks and construction, this lens is sharp and focuses fast. Those are biggies for me, and I am very pleased in those two areas. Color and contrast is excellent. Almost zero vignette or distortion on the edges, which is great. If your thing is silent focus, this has it. One of the things you'll love is how close you can focus to your subject versus using a 50mm on a full frame camera body. You can get very close to things, which is great for shooting details at events like weddings. You may notice some chromatic aberrations when shooting wide open, but even Canon and Nikon's best 50mm lenses have that, and its easily correctable in Lightroom. Its worth the price, you will not be disappointed!
    Date published: 2014-05-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice I compared this with the Nikon 35mm 1.8G AF-S DX, and the Nikon 28mm 1.8G AF-S. In relation to those, this has a much nicer manual focus ring, more smooth and well dampened. The color is slightly warmer. It is a little 'brighter' than the 35mm, and the 28mm is noticeably brighter than the other two. The Bokeh on the 35 is the least desirable; this and the 28 look identical; neither comes near premium lenses like the Nikon 85 1.4. Overall I would rate them in terms of their price, with this one falling in the middle - but the actual difference in IQ and sharpness is very very slight between all three (at least the samples I tried). Those on a budget may prefer the Nikon 35mm, and those wanting the best should consider the Nikon 35 1.4 or a Zeiss. I did not try the popular Sigma 35 1.4 that works on full frame. I did find the lens a little heavy on my D7000 but some will like the weight.
    Date published: 2013-11-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens - Worth Every Penny I'm far from a prefessional photographer but was looking for a fast lense for a trip to Disney World for nightime and ride photos. After 3 days of parks, I can say this was by far the best lens we took. It took nice crisp photos, nice bokeh, a perfect walking around lens.
    Date published: 2013-12-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love Sigma, BUT! Ok, I really love Sigma and own a few Art Lenses and non Art lenses and was hoping to love this lens too. But I cannot give it a 5 star but I find that this lens is very inconsistent. I shoot with a D7100 and when shooting with the 30mm it would be fabulous like the other lenses, But never consistent. One image would be tack sharp within a certain amount of feet but once I back up to about 8 feet or more the focus because frustratingly inconsistent. It is only around 8 feet or more does this happen. Shooting newborns or portraits at a close range I have very little problems but shooting a little further back for a wider shot I get really sad, because I really want to love this lens like I love my others.
    Date published: 2016-02-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from PRIME for sure My first prime lens in a number of years and 2nd Sigma. Convenience of 1.4 is very good. Good sharpness and good handling. Great buy for the buck.
    Date published: 2013-06-03
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    Sigma 30mm f/1.4 accessories

    Designed for use with:

    • Nikon D3300
    • Nikon D3400
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D5200
    • Nikon D5300
    • Nikon D5500
    • Nikon D5600
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D7500
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