Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM A

bythom sigma 30mm
  • DX coverage (Nikon), EF-S coverage (Canon)
  • Autofocus (in-lens focus motor), internal focus
  • 9 elements in 8 groups, 1 aspherical element
  • 9-blade aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/16
  • 62mm filter ring
  • 12" (0.3m) minimum focus; 1:6.8 maximum reproduction ratio
  • 2.5 x 2.9" (63.3 x 74.2mm) long, diameter
  • 15.3 ounces (435g) weight
  • included LH686-01 301 lens hood, soft case, caps
  • USB dock compatible
  • US$700
  • Model Number 301

Thom's Mini Review: This is a redesign of the earlier lens, with the Art class style and now with support for the USB Dock for updating and tuning. Basically a fast "normal" prime for DX cameras, the competitor for this lens is the less expensive Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G. Frankly, the Nikkor probably wins the contest just on price performance, but Sigma has upped the game a bit with this revision, and it's a slightly better performer optically. Still, I have a hard time justifying the extra cost.

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