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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens

This lens is remarkably sharp and autofocuses well on my D3100 while allowing me to override the focus (without having to hit a switch) at any time. It does not have any type of in-lens stabilization, but the fast f/1.4 aperture helps to make up for that. The bokeh effects are beautiful. This is the lens I leave on the camera 95% of the time when taking photos of my daughter.

Lens Category: Normal
In Production: Yes
Format: DX (APS-C)
Min. Focusing Distance (cm): 40
Coating Type: Super Integrated
Special Optical Elements: Extra-Low Dispersion Element(s) (ED), Aspherical Element(s) (AS)
Max. Aperture: F1.4
Min. Aperture: F16
Number of Aperture Blades: 8
Aperture Ring: No
Focus Type: AF-S (Silent wave motor)
Focusing Modes: AF, A/M, M/A, M
Full-Time AF Override: Yes
Distance Scale: Yes
Stabilization: No
Weather Sealing: No
Tripod Collar: No
Filter Size (mm): 62
Available Colors: Black
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1 Review

This is the lens that I got after having sold my 35/1.4 Art.


It is a nice, sharp, compact lens, that works well with my CX, DX and FX cameras, although the sharpness at the border, and vignetting (when used on an FX camera) is bit below par. It isn't designed for FX, so not that surprising.


When used on an FX body a minimal crop might be needed, especially if you are a f/1.4 shooter.


Otherwise, totally viceless, and rugged.