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30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Sigma Digital SLR Camera
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)
  • Rugged (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nifty Fifty for SD1M

By Syn

from Montreal, QC, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Nice Bokeh
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Slow Focus

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • people

Comments about 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Sigma Digital SLR Camera:

I debated getting a DP2M or the SD1M but finally decided on the SD1M because of this lens. Being a 1.x/50 full frame shooter, I needed my standard lens to have shallow dof and quality bokeh, both areas in which this lens excels. With a -7 adjustment on the SD1M, AF is spot on, although quite hesitant even in good light which I don't know is lens or body related since this is my only AF lens on the SD1M. At f/1.4 it renders with some soft glow reminiscent of my 1.x/50 which is great for portraits. For my needs, I made the right decision going for this lens instead of waiting on the new Sigma 1.4/35 which is twice the price but more "clinical". I'll probably get a super wide with the "left over" money!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best lens I've used so far

By Shammel

from Astoria, NY

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Depth of Field
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Sensitive focus

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Sigma Digital SLR Camera:

I use this lens with a Sigma SD14 for fashion photography and portraits and I get stunning quality.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible lens

By matt

from Hawaii

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Quick Focus
  • Rugged
  • Sharp Focus
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Landscape Photography
    • Upgrade

    Comments about 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Sigma Digital SLR Camera:

    This lens is incredibly fast! The depth of field is stunning and really brings the subject out. Although you can shoot many types of photos with this lens, I love shooting portraits. If you are unsure and want to see what this lens is capable of, just do a search on the internet. Look for "sigma 30mm f/1.4 sample photos". GREAT LENS!

    (11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Sorry it didn't work out

    By PatS

    from Gulfport, Ms.

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Blurry Focus

    Best Uses

    • General Use

    Comments about 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Sigma Digital SLR Camera:

    I was looking for fast all around lens to grab and run with. This lens is one I wanted to like. I love the look of it, it seems to be a well built, tuff, rugged, take what I give it type lens. It's what I was looking for except for one problem, it is not sharp enough for my taste. I want tack sharp images that I can go up or down with as I choose as far as sharpness. I shot several hundred images at least, under a number of conditions but could not get happy with the results. The price is great, the lens build is great. The images just don't work for me.

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