Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Lens

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Key Features

  • 30mm focal length
  • 45mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras, 48mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
  • F1.4 maximum aperture; F16 minimum
  • Ultrasonic-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing
  • 62mm filters
  • 0.30m/11.81" minimum focus
  • Available in Canon EF, Nikon F (DX), Sigma SA mounts

Product Description

The Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM lens is a redesigned version of Sigma's popular 30mm F1.4 prime. On APS-C cameras this lens covers an effective focal length of approximately 45mm, making it a very useful standard focal length. The new lens has an optical configurations of nine elements in eight groups, including a double-aspheric element, with rounded aperture blades for attractive blur in out of focus areas. The new 30mm F1.4 is also compatible with Sigma’s new USB Dock, which will enable firmware updates and focusing adjustments.

Specs

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 30 mm
Image stabilisation No
Lens mount Canon EF, Nikon F (DX), Sigma SA
Aperture
Maximum aperture F1.4
Minimum aperture F16.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Aperture notes Rounded blades
Optics
Elements 9
Groups 8
Special elements / coatings 1 aspherical element
Focus
Minimum focus 0.30 m (11.81)
Maximum magnification 0.15×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Physical
Weight 435 g (0.96 lb)
Diameter 74 mm (2.92)
Length 63 mm (2.49)
Sealing No
Filter thread 62 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code LH686-01
Tripod collar No

Reviews

User Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
  • Jan Schoonhoven, Jul 2, 2013 GMT:
    so far so good

    I have this lens over a week and I have spend a lot of time with it. After the first day I did do some AF fine tuning and center weight on my Nikon D7000. After doing this, I most say that this is one of the best lenses I have ever owned, it focusses good and it is real sharp. It feels real solid and the lens is so silent I can hardly hear a thing. I am use to shoot with Nikon prime lenses, 50mm 1.4g / 35mm 1.8g, which are great lenses.I like it that the Sigma 30mm 1.4 lens is a little wider ...

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  • Dimas1md, Dec 19, 2013 GMT:
    Sharp and great lense

    I both this lense 1 month ago, i used 50mm 1.8 II to, that lense is sharpness at 1.4 than canon at 1.8 and bochea is so great ! I like it. I have only 1 problem, lense needs focus-adjust, that is problem of this lense, i asked other people who buy same lense, and they sayd that they have the same problem with autofocus: front-focus.

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Questions & Answers

QUESTION

Which Sigma 30mm

I have a crop sensor 4ti and looking at Sigma's 30mm 1.4 The 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM has been out for years and seems well loved. They just announced an update to this 30mm F1.4 DC HSM . I think the EX means it will work on crop sensor or FF and I like that flexibility though I have no near term goals of going FF. My question is if this is worth the wait, anyone have any sense for this. The price has dropped on the existing 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM on Adorama and thats a good discount...unless the refresh is expected to be much better. Any thoughts? From Sigma; 30mm F1.4 DC HSM Sigma’s new USB Dock , which will enable firmware updates and focusing adjustments, is expected to be available in coming months.– Sigma pioneered the large-aperture, APS-C format, standard lens category with its 30mm F1.4 lens in 2005. With new optical configurations of nine elements in eight groups, as well as rounded aperture blades, this updated lens delivers pleasing sharpness and a beautiful bokeh background. ...

djgpdx asked
1 year ago

ANSWERS

djgpdx wrote: I think the EX means it will work on crop sensor or FF and I like that flexibility though I have no near term goals of going FF. sorry, no ... DC is for aps-c reflex cameras, DG is for full frame reflex, DN is for mirrorless ... EX typically refers to better quality build ... My question is if this is worth the wait, anyone have any sense for this. The price has dropped on the existing 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM on Adorama and thats a good discount...unless the refresh is expected to be much better. Any thoughts? the discount is remarkable and the lens is known to be pretty good even before the price drop ... the new lens has a usb port that should allow for updates and adjustments and theoretically should be better than the current version in every way ... focus distance, magnification, focus accuracy, sharpness(?) ... but that's what they say ... only testing will show for sure ... whatever works for you ... Continue Reading

confyushis answered
1 year ago

Until we see a test of the new version there seems no way to judge which is a better lens optically ( or any other way ). As long as you understand that the current version is sharp in the center but very soft away from the center then you're OK with it. http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/298-sigma-af-30mm-f14-ex-hsm-dc-test-report--review Personally I've never though of that lens as being particularly attractive. Continue Reading

Deleted1929 answered
1 year ago

djgpdx wrote: I have a crop sensor 4ti and looking at Sigma's 30mm 1.4 The 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM has been out for years and seems well loved. They just announced an update to this 30mm F1.4 DC HSM . I think the EX means it will work on crop sensor or FF and I like that flexibility though I have no near term goals of going FF. My question is if this is worth the wait, anyone have any sense for this. The price has dropped on the existing 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM on Adorama and thats a good discount...unless the refresh is expected to be much better. Any thoughts? From Sigma; 30mm F1.4 DC HSM Sigma’s new USB Dock , which will enable firmware updates and focusing adjustments, is expected to be available in coming months.– Sigma pioneered the large-aperture, APS-C format, standard lens category with its 30mm F1.4 lens in 2005. With new optical configurations of nine elements in eight groups, as well as rounded aperture blades, this updated lens delivers pleasing sharpness and a beautiful bokeh ... Continue Reading

dlj answered
1 year ago

QUESTION

Availability of Sigma 30 m f/1.4 DC HSM with sony A mount

Does anybody know if Sigma 30 mm f/1.4 DC HSM  is already available for sony a mount? I mean the new A series.

1 year ago

ANSWERS

I don't believe it's available in any mount yet. Continue Reading

1 year ago

Here's the link to the DP Review announcement about the new Sig 30 f/1.4 http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/01/29/Sigma-announces-60mm-F2-8-DN-lens-for-mirrorless-micro-four-thirds-and-sony-nex And here's the link to Sigma's website with the 1/29/13 announcement http://www.sigmaphoto.com/article/sigma-corporation-announces-four-new-lenses-at-cp-camera-and-photo-imaging-show-2013 The latter simply says "coming months" so it doesn't sound like it will be any time soon.  :-( I had the SIg 30 for a couple of years and used it moderately with the a580.  Once I picked up the a77 it got little use and recently eBay'ed it. If your budget is really tight and you really need an f/1.4 now, the Sig 30 is currently priced well at $289 new.  I've bought and sold a good number of lenses and looking back I'd prefer saving up and geting whatever lens I wanted that has consistently good reviews and meets my needs to cut down on lens trading. If you can, wait on the upcoming model. Continue Reading

PeteC21 answered
1 year ago

Hi, I just received this relay from Sigma,,,, Good afternoon, There are currently plans to release the Global Vision 30mm lens for Sony however we have yet to be given a release date. The estimated shipping time was mid April. Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day! Best regards, Michael Sinnott Sales Operations Supervisor Sigma Corp of America Continue Reading

Cooloregon answered
2 months ago

Warranty Information

"Beginning July 1, 2013, all brand new Sigma Products purchased from authorized Sigma dealers are covered under the 1 year America warranty (North and South America) and U.S.A. extended warranties for a period of three (3) years against defects in manufacturing and workmanship only. Your warranty period begins the day you purchase your Sigma camera, lens and/or flash and runs for a total period of four years from that date (please refer to the warranty policy included with your product)."

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