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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Lens Review (ephotozine)

Sigma 30mm f/1.4

ephotozine reviewed the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM lens, a fast prime that’s interesting especially for Canon APS-C shooters. In the conclusion they write:

During this test, we did have issues with inaccurate focusing, which may be down to a flaw with the samples provided for review, and were able to resolve using the Sigma USB Dock. Presuming this problem isn’t widespread, then this lens is a great choice for owners of Canon cameras, after a high quality, standard lens with a fast maximum aperture.

The Sigma 30mm f/1.4, part of Sigma’s “Art” line-up,  retails for around $500/€490. The reviewers liked the good sharpness and build quality of the Sigma. However, they noticed that sharpness towards the edges is deteriorating, and some chromatic aberrations at maximum aperture. The review comes with test charts and sample pics.

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

Lens specs after the break.


Focal Length 30 mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 45 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Canon EF-S
Format Compatibility Canon (APS-C)
Minimum Focus Distance 11.8″ (29.97 cm)
Magnification 0.15x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6.8
Groups/Elements 8/9
Diaphragm Blades 9
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Filter Thread Front: 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.91 x 2.48″ (74 x 63 mm)
Weight 15.34 oz (435 g)
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