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Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN Art (Black) for Micro 4/3
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- HSM ensures quiet and high speed AF capability
- With a faster aperture than the typical camera "kit lens" it is an excellent choice for the photographer who has higher expectations for their photo
- Minimum Focusing Distance :11.8 Inch, Focal Length: 30 mm
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Mountings||Micro Four Thirds|
|Item Dimensions||1.4 x 60.6 x 2.4 inches|
|Item Weight||0.31 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.30 m|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||30 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||APS-C / DX|
|Minimum Focal Length||30 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||30 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||7|
|Number of Groups||5|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||46 mm|
|Shipping Weight||0.62 pounds|
|Style Name||Micro Four Thirds|
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|Maximum Sensor Size Compatibility||APS-C / DX||APS-C / DX||APS-C / DX||APS-C / DX|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8||F2.8||F2.8||F2.8|
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30mm F2.8 DN | A
Moving Mirrorless Forward
Redesigned with a metal exterior under the Art category, this high-performance standard lens is designed exclusively for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras and has 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. Two glass mold aspherical lenses, including a double-sided aspherical lens, provide excellent correction for all types of aberration. The inner focusing system corrects the fluctuation of aberration to maintain image quality regardless of the focal distance. Sigma’s Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting as well as provides sharp and high contrast images even at the maximum aperture. The superior telecentric optical design improves the image quality throughout the frame. The optical design also allows the lens to be compact and lightweight. 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 features a rounded 7-blade diaphragm creating an attractive blur to the out of focus areas of the image. This Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN has a minimum focusing distance of 30cm/11.8in and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:8.1, and comes in either a silver or black finish.
Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 60.8mm x 40.5mm / 2.4in x 1.6in
Weight: 140g /4.9oz
Since 1961, and with the recent introduction of Sigma Global Vision, we have worked toward one single, simple goal: To hold ourselves to the highest standard of design & manufacturing of imaging products. Photography is all we do. And it’s all we’ve done. So you can rest assured that it’s something we know extensively and care deeply about. You have a vision. We’ve made it our mission.
- Fast and large apertures lens for mirrorless cameras
- Choice of silver or black finish
- Front & rear lens caps & carrying case
Top Customer Reviews
Doesn't weight much and is compact. The lens is very sharp starting from f/2.8. By F/4 it is super sharp, so much so that I've set mine to f/4 and never change it when using it during the day. If you want greater subject/background separation, then use f/2.8, while not as sharp you will be happy about the results, it's already much sharper than any kit-lens. Going to f/5.6 yields no benefit in sharpness and by f/8 it starts getting softer.
If you want to use f/2.8, f/4 or f/5.6, this Sigma will make you happy. I'm adding a couple pictures: my dog at f/2.8 and a wine glass at the same aperture at night with heavy bokeh (muddiness of the picture is due to post-process noise reduction, as my 5N is old and created lots of noise in this hand-held picture. A newer mirrorless would yield much better results on this Sigma.
*Sharpness - this is why you buy a prime, right? The lens is quite sharp.
*Size & weight - it's just small & light enough to maintain easy portability on an NEX. It's bigger than the Sony 20mm, but about the same size as the 16-50 kit zoom.
*Cost - I bought it for less than $200. It's easily the best deal on a sharp primes in this focal length range. In fact, the cost make it a no brainer purchase.
*Aperture - Sure I wish it was f1.8, but f2.8 gets the job done.
*Build quality - it's made in Japan with a metal mount.
*Extras included - nice case, lens caps, and even a hood.
*Bonus - it's said to work well on the full frame A7 series (with the rear baffle removed). http://amzn.to/1vtkBNU
*No image stabilization - this is really a factor for video. If you plan to shoot handheld video in this focal length, you'll probably want a different lens. Personally I find the kit lenses adequate for most handheld video. I use something like this lens for stills.
*Startup lag - it extends the startup time of my NEX-6 by a couple of seconds. This is annoying (and it's probably the result of Sony programming, so I don't really blame Sigma).
*Focus lag - it's a little slow to focus, but nothing worth worrying about.Read more ›
I don't know what it is about this lens. Manual focus (with focus peaking ON) always yields a softer-than desired image. At first, I blamed shutter speed, so I raised the ISO and let her rip. Then I blamed diffraction, so I stayed away from anything above f/8.
But now I realize, it's the lens.
The 19mm and the 60mm are always spot-on; manual mode, aperture priority, mode manual focus- it's all good. The 30mm, however, is good with auto mode- and that's about it. I bought it because the reviews were all so positive, and I wanted a 50mm or so equivalent (my camera has a crop factor of 1.5) for walking around Chicago or whatever. I have found this lens to be finicky to the point of madness, and so have essentially stopped using it. At this point, I would rather use the 19mm (28mm equivalent) and crop the image, but at some point I'm just going to break down and get the Sony lens.
Is it worth it for the price? Sure. The closest comparable lens is $200+ more than this (Sony 35mm). It's a decent "auto" lens. Let the camera choose with this one, or it will probably fail to perform to expectations. But if I could go back, I would skip this lens altogether in favor of Sony's offering.
I decided to give this lens one more shot, and took a somewhat more methodical approach to it's use. What i've found is that the lens is indeed sharp- up to about f/5 or so.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
In retrospect, I probably would have gone with the 50mm 1.8 from Sony, but this is a nice lens for the price.Published 7 days ago by Keith
I called Sigma to tell them that my lens stayed in manual and did not show f-stops. The representative told me that the lens is defective, and that I should order another one.Published 8 days ago by Jo Ann Neal
Seemed like a well constructed lens but it would not do continuous autofocus. Could have been nice had it worked.Published 9 days ago by Owen McCullum
So kid kens for outdoor use. I bought the newer 1.4 30mm for my A6000. The 1.4 is a bit more expensive but takes incredible indoor photos.Published 16 days ago by Ramy
This lens is a perfect walk-around lens for me. The images are sharp and 30mm is a great field of view for street photography. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert Broad
Sharp lens. Has a bit of a rattle when camera is off but I'm told that's normal.Published 1 month ago by Scott C
This lens is amazing! Sigma gives you a lens bag and the lens hood which I think is very kind. I do not have a problem with the lens hood it clicks on place and pretty secure. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cee
Sharp (main reason i wanted a prime) fast focus on my a6000. Pretty much my go-to normal now. Seems to have nice local contrast, i shoot in B&W mode a lot and these look pretty... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ray Akron