The Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN is designed exclusively for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras and offers the equivalent angle of view as a 60mm lens (35mm equivalent focal length) on the Micro Four Thirds systems and 45mm (35mm equivalent focal length) on the E-mount system. This lens benefits from a newly developed linear AF motor, which moves the lens elements directly without the need for gears or the drive of other mechanical parts. This system ensures accurate and quiet autofocusing, making the lens suitable for video recording as well as still photos. The lens is available in either a silver or black finish.
Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN Lens (Micro Four Thirds)
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- 30mm focal length
- 45mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras, 60mm equivalent focal length on Four Thirds / Micro Four Thirds cameras
- F2.8 maximum aperture; F22 minimum
- 0.30m/11.81" minimum focus
- Available in Micro Four Thirds, Sony E (NEX) mounts
|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Max Format size||APS-C / DX|
|Focal length||30 mm|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds, Sony E (NEX)|
|Number of diaphragm blades||7|
|Special elements / coatings||Super Multi-Layer Coating|
|Minimum focus||0.30 m (11.81″)|
|Full time manual||Unknown|
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Which lenses for concert
Next week my friends' band has concert in some club. Which of the lenses will be the best for this event. I am not sure about the club itself but I can assume it is not so big and probably quite dark. My current lenses are: a) 18-55 kit (F3.5-5.6) b) 55-210 (F4.5-6.3) c) 16 F2.8 pancake d) Sigma 30 F2.8 I have two NEX'es my 5N and C3 of my wife. As I am not comfortable to change lanses on such event so I want to choose 2 lenses one for each of camera. I think that definitly I will take 55-210 as it has tele and is brighter then kit lens on 55. What about the second lens. Sigma seems the brightest but it is sharp I am not sure it will produce good atmosphere for that event. Pancake seems to be too wide. Kit is a bit too dark but it has zoom posibilities which may be handy. What is your recommendation?
Favorite lens no. 1 -- Nikon 100m f/2.8 Series E Favorite lens no. 2 -- Nikon 80-200mm f/4.0 AI-s I use these two old manual lenses for most of my musical performance photography. Continue Reading
from what u have the Sigma 30mm and the Sel 55-210mm should be the best.u can go up with the ISO to 1600 and shutter speed on SIGMA down to 1/30sec but for the SEL 55-210 I dont know How much the OSS on this lens is comparable to the OSS on the SEL18-200mm. If it is the same you can go down to 1/20sec or 1/30sec @ 200mm(handheld) as I did here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/50951860 but it also depend on the movement of the object. (people dancing,sitting, singing...etc) hope u enjoy Continue Reading
My typical concert lenses are a Nikon 100mm f/2.8 (Series E) and a Nikon 80-200 f/4.0 AI-s. I generally pick a safe shutter speed (and set an appropriate ISO level that allows me to reach my desired shutter speed, insofar as possible). Taken with the Nikon 100mm Taken with the Nikon 80-200mm (at somewhere around 200mm) Continue Reading
Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN Art and NEX C3 issue
I own a Nex C3. I've just recently purchased a Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN Art lens. Everytime i turn on my camera or camera waking up from sleep or changing from play mode to shooting mode; the lens seems to be disconnected from my camera. The lens seems a bit noisy and the aperture display simply show F--. Then I cannot change the aperture at all. I think in normal operation, the rattling sound in the lens will stop when it is turned on. But for this condition, i can hear the rattling sound in the lens. So it seems that the lens cannot connect to the camera. I need to either press the play button or restart the camera to resolve this issue. One way i found to avoid this condition is to hold the camera facing down (lens facing down, LCD facing up) while powering up or waking up from sleep or changing from play mode to shooting mode. Anyone also facing this weird problem? Or is my lens faulty?
Bad copy of Sigma 30mm f2.8 Art?
First I want to say that the new exterior of the Sigma 30mm is beautiful. If you just look at the web images, it looks like silver plastic. But both of the silver parts are metal. I know this lens is highly praised for it's sharpness. But I've compared it to my copy of the 16-50 and it just doesn't impress me. Sigma 30mm f5.0 vs Sony 16-50mm (@30mm) f8.0 Center: Sony might be slightly sharper, very close. Left center: Sony sharper Right center: Sigma sharper Corners: Sigma sharper in 3/4 corners. I just expected a prime to be much sharper across the board. The Sigma can't zoom and it's bigger. I'm wondering why should I keep this.
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