Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM

Review of Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM lens. Review created 2007, latest update 2013.

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Facts

  • a good example of a high quality third party prime lens
  • estimated retail price 370 EUR
  • in my use from 4/2007 to 11/2009
  • image quality wise one of the the best third party lenses I've used

Pros

  • excellent image quality, even better than with the classic Canon 50 mm
  • vivid and accurate colors (one of the best color reproductions I've seen)
  • good image quality even wide open (f/1.4)
  • nice bokeh considering the focal length
  • solid mechanical structure

Cons

  • has a tendency to front focus, this is annoying on short distances combined with large apertures
  • is for 1.6x crop bodies only