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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (Black)

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  • Offering the bright F1.4 aperture and an angle of view extremely close to that of human vision
  • Placed under the Art category, this large-aperture standard lens with an angle of view equivalent to 45mm on a 35mm camera
  • A rear focus system prevents focus-dependent variation in aberration, making high-level image quality possible throughout the entire image

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Maximum Sensor Size Compatibility APS-C / DX APS-C / DX 35mm FF 35mm FF
Maximum Aperture Range F1.4 F1.8 F1.8 F1.4
Min Aperture 16 22 22 16
Photo Filter Thread Size 62 millimeters 52 millimeters 52 millimeters 67 millimeters
Minimum Operating Distance 0.3 meters 0.3 meters 0.45 meters 0.3 meters
Item Weight 0.96 pounds 0.44 pounds 0.29 pounds 1.47 pounds
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Product Details

Style: Canon EF Mount
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.9 x 2.9 inches ; 15.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00BQXL8BU
  • Item model number: 301101
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 18, 2013

Product Description

Style: Canon EF Mount

30mm F1.4 DC HSM (Canon)

Customer Reviews

Great sharpness, bokeh.
B. Mantooth
Had I not had the auto-focus issues this lens would have received a very enthusiastic, five-star, review from me.
Horoscope Fish
The build quality of the lens is very good.
Justin Cook

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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful By JB on April 10, 2013
Style Name: Canon EF Mount
This Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC HSM | Art lens has been designed for APS-C or "crop" cameras such as the Canon Rebel series, 60D, and 7D. It is a 30mm lens, which when used on a crop camera gives the same effective field of view as a full frame lens of 48mm - considered a "normal" lens as it is not wide angle or telephoto. So this lens could be considered the crop camera equivalent of the full frame Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens for Canon or Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon . And in my use of it so far I think that it is excellent lens for crop cameras.

I was able to use this lens to take some indoor pictures using a single light bulb as illumination - and I've attempted to post the results here. I try to use a flash indoors when it makes sense, but sometimes you need to turn the flash off and use natural light, and the f1.4 maximum aperture of this lens allows you to do so. The resulting photos were sharp and contrasty. Bohek also looks quite good when shooting at f/1.4 (see example photo).

One advantage of having this lens designed specifically for APS-C is it is much smaller, lighter, and less expensive than full frame lenses of this focal length and aperture such as the Sigma 340101 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Lens for Canon and the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide Angle Lens for Canon .
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Amazoner on January 7, 2014
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First off, I will say I am an armature photograph and see photography as a hobby rather than a career. For my purposes, this lens is fantastic.

To start, the build quality of this lens is amazing. I upgrade to this lens from a 40mm Canon pancake lens with a max aperture of 2.8. Compared to that lens, it's weightier and larger, however I love that about this 30mm. The 40mm felt toyish to me and was constructed of plastic; this Sigma is made mainly from metal. To me, that's not a huge deal because like many of you reading this review, we take good care of our equipment, however the Art lens feels more professional and if you were to take it out on the trail, it could withstand a bump or two. Compared to other Sigma lenses I own, this is by far the best constructed; I also own the 10-20mm and the 18-250mm. The 10-20 feels well built and hefty, but 18-250 is frankly cheap feeling, however you should have no concerns about this 30mm.

What I love the most about this lens is the fantastic depth of field it provides. The bokeh of the lens is smooth as silk and allows the subject of the image to be captured brilliantly. It isolates the subject and forces the viewer to examine it, rather than what might be behind it. Also, if there is light behind the subject, the bokeh of it is spherical and not at all angular. The 1.4 max aperture is a great feature and the low light performance is incredible. It makes taking photos with friends and family at gatherings much more enjoyable and less frustrating. Since the lens lets in more light, you can capture your photos with a shorter shutter speed making your images less shaky and crisper when their on screen. However, there are other lenses out there that are cheaper and also shoot at f/1.4, (even the Canon f/1.
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32 of 38 people found the following review helpful By roughneck on May 14, 2013
Style Name: Canon EF Mount
I loved the sharpness of this lens--even at 1.4 it was much nicer than the Canon 28mm f/1.8. But on my Canon T3i, it front focused something fierce. On relatively close shots (18-72 inches) it front focused as much as 6 inches. And when focused on something 150 feet away, it front focused by a whopping 50-75 feet. I've have no problems at all with any of the other lenses used (Canon 18-55mm kit lens, Canon 28mm f/1.8, Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8). I was going to just ask for an exchange, but that option was grayed out when requesting an RA, so the first lens is on its way back. When it's been received, I'll try another copy of the lens

LENS #2
Got my second copy of the lens--sadly, this one is front focusing also. I should note that the front focusing only occurs when the view-finder is used to frame and shoot--it's pretty much spot-on when the LCD screen is used to frame and shoot.

This can happen because Canon cameras use two different focusing methods. It uses the "phase detection" focusing method when the view-finder is being used to frame and shoot. It uses the "contrast detection" focusing method when the LCD screen is being used to frame and shoot. We use the view-finder most of the time, and this is the method the lens is having trouble with.

I did email Sigma while in possession of the first lens as I was considering the purchase of a USB dock they sell that can be used to correct some focusing problems with this lens but I didn't want to buy the dock without knowing if the dock could handle it. But... Sigma never responded, so I returned the lens and tried another copy.

After encountering the problem again with lens #2, I called Sigma and spoke to someone in Tech Support.
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