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SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

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Product Overview

SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary is a bright large-aperture standard lens for crop-sensor mirrorless cameras. A prime lens with a focal length of around 50mm and F1.4 brightness offers an angle of view very similar to human vision.
For optimal balance with light, compact camera bodies with a short flange back distance, SIGMA designed the new SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC DN lens to be extremely compact. This lens combines a compact design and comfortable operation while prioritizing outstanding image quality.
In addition to featuring an optimized layout and power distribution, the lens delivers an outstanding level of light to the edges of the image while minimizing transverse chromatic aberration. The final result is an extremely compact lens that delivers image quality that rivals that of our Art line lenses.
Like many SIGMA lenses, the 30mm F1.4 DC DN is available for the Mount Conversion Service.

Ratings

What we found

Pros
  • Compact and light
  • Fast autofocus
  • Wide angle of view
  • Fast and silent
Cons
  • Difficult to upgrade firmware to V3
  • Distorsion is visible in video

What external reviewers found

External score 64%
Pros
  • Excellent sharpness with f1.4 focal ratio
  • Excellent build quality
  • Competitive price
  • Compact design
  • Large aperture that allow nice depth of field effect and has an equivalent focal length of 45mm on full frame
  • Bright aperture
Cons
  • Bulky and unbalanced when mounted to SLR bodies
  • No optical image stabilization
  • Bulky build quality
  • Plastic hood feels a little cheap
  • Can’t correct distorsion in video mode

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Specifications

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External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Reviewer score 78%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found:
The Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN is a standard lens for mirrorless cameras with 'cropped' sensors. It is available in the Sony E and Canon EF-M mounts, as well as for the smaller Micro Four Thirds format. It delivers crisp results across the frame, with smooth and quiet focusing. The only real downside is a lack of optical stabilisation.
Pros
  • Excellent sharpness with f1.4 focal ratio
  • Compact design
Cons
  • No optical stabilisation

dpreview[2]

Reviewer score 63%
Reviewers from dpreview have found:
The Sigma 30mm F1.4 DN DC Contemporary was announced in February 2016. It sits atop Sigma's line of DN mirrorless lenses, with a two-stop advantage over their previous 30 mm F2.8 offering. It's currently the only APS-C F 1.4 autofocus lens currently available for the Sony E-mount.
Pros
  • F1.4 and 45mm equivalent field of view
  • Bright aperture
Cons
  • No optical image stabilization
  • Bulky build quality

sonyalpha[3]

Reviewer score 62%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found:
The Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary has a large aperture that allow nice depth of field effect and has an equivalent focal length of 45mm on full frame. The lens is of a reasonable size and very light and will be ideal for street photography. For max AF performance in video you will need to upgrade firmware to V3 (below video was with V1 and AF performance did improve significantly with V3)
Pros
  • Large aperture that allow nice depth of field effect and has an equivalent focal length of 45mm on full frame
  • Firmware upgrade to V3 to improve the AF especially in video
  • Wide angle of view
  • Compatible with Sony A6000
Cons
  • Can’t correct distorsion in video mode

References

  1. ^ Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN review. [cameralabs].
  2. ^ Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary for Sony E-mount lens review. [dpreview].
  3. ^ Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary. [sonyalpha].

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