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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN



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Should the new Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN standard lens be top of the list for Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-mount users? Richard Sibley finds out.

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN – Verdict

In this backlit shot, the lens produces no flare

In this backlit shot, the lens produces no flare

Reasonable size and weight, excellent image quality, large f/1.4 aperture, superior build quality and a good price all mean that the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN | C lens is worthy of the consideration of Sony E-mount users. The 50mm-equivalent lens is versatile, and a step up from existing Sony options at this focal length. Micro Four Thirds users have a great deal more choice within this focal length. Having said that, the f/1.4 aperture can only be matched by the more expensive Leica 25mm f/1.4 Summilux, and given the performance of the Sigma lens, it would be difficult to justify the extra money.

With a retail price of around £300, it is hard to really fault this lens. Sharp images at f/1.4 and edge-to-edge sharpness when the lens is stopped down make this lens very appealing and a useful addition to your collection. If you have a Sony APS-C E-mount camera, you should certainly consider it. If you are a Micro Four Thirds user, it should be at the top of your ‘lenses to consider’ list.

testbench 4 stars
  • Filter diameter: 52mm
  • Lens elements: 9
  • Groups: 7
  • Aperture: f/1.4-16
  • Minimum focus: 30mm
  • Length: 73mm
  • Diameter: 64.8mm
  • Weight: 265g

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