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- With nine rounded aperture blades, a stepping ring motor, and compact design
- Designed for APS-C Mirrorless cameras including Sony and mount and Micro Four Thirds
- 52mm Filter size
- f16 minimum aperture
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|Included Components||lens and lens hood|
|Item Dimensions||2.6 x 2.6 x 3.6 inches|
|Item Display Weight||265 grams|
|Item Type Name||camera-lenses|
|Item Weight||1 pound|
|Lens Design||Fixed Prime|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 Year Limited Warranty|
|Maximum Focal Length||30|
|Minimum Focal Length||30|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 mm|
|Shipping Weight||0.95 pounds|
The 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary is the first high performance, economical F1.4 lens for micro four thirds and Sony-e Mount mirrorless systems
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I didn't feel it was too big. I did come from a DSLR, so any MFT lens/camera combo doesn't feel too big. Maybe if you're using a Panasonic GM1 or GM5.
I would recommend this lens, but check the focus.
Compared to that lens, this one is longer in physical dimensions and slightly longer in focal length. This resulting tighter field of view makes it a bit too narrow as a "normal" lens for some, but at the same time quite useful as a portrait lens. It doesn't give you the same working distance from your subject as the 42.5-45mm portrait lenses in the catalog, but it's a much more versatile focal length in my opinion.
Also compared to the Leicasonic 25/1.4, this lens is notably cheaper while offering quite similar performance. I'm sure you can find detailed technical reviews that compare objective characteristics like sharpness, and also subjective reviews of things like bokeh and "rendering character". In my use, the lens took great photos, and I never felt like I was missing something found in its more expensive rival.
Overall, this lens offers great value for the money and is one of the best lenses in the micro 4/3 catalog. It boast excellent build quality with very smooth and satisfying focus ring movement, quick and quiet auto-focusing, great sharpness and bokeh, and a bright f1.4 aperture. If it bore the brand name of one of the big native µ4/3 manufacturers, it would almost certainly cost more – and I doubt people would complain, given its high performance. The only real marks against this lens are that the Leicasonic 25/1.4 already exists which is physically smaller and in a focal length that people are more accustomed to seeing. But I think the $250 you'll save by buying this lens will more than make up for it.
However when looking for a large aperture (f1.4 or larger) lens that's sharp and with shallow DoF, things get a bit complicated.
Our options, with autofocus, are:
Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4 for USD 519.99
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f1.2 PRO for USD 1,199.99
or this lens, the Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary for USD 339.00
Granted the Olympus has superior optics, is weatherproof and more solidly built but its 3.5X the cost!
However the Panasonic Leica cannot claim any of those and is still a good USD 180 more.
The only weird thing about the Sigma(and this depends on your needs) is its 30mm (60mm =) focal length. This makes it harder as a walk round lens but is actually more adequate for portraits. In my case it suits me fine as I'd rather have a 17mm (35mm =) as walk around lens.
If you have a MFT system you should give this lens a try.
Yes, this is a bit larger than the 25 f1.4, but the combination of the MFD (minimum focus distance), aperture, and focal length do make it one of my favorite lens.
I've tried the 17, 25, 45, 75 primes from Olympus and the 12-35 zoom from Panasonic.
The 30mm is one of my most used lens now.