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Sigma AF 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM Lens (Canon mount)

This large aperture 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM lens is exclusively designed to match the APS-C size image sensors of digital SLR cameras (vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR cameras). Two Special Low Dispersion glass elements and a hybrid aspherical lens, are especially effective in minimizing chromatic aberration, providing high-quality image results. This lens creates very sharp images with high contrast from its minimum focusing distance of 15.7" to infinity.The Hyper Sonic Motor system provides quiet high-speed auto-focus shooting, as well as full-time manual focus. This fast f/1.4 lens can perform superbly in a great range of applications including snapshots, portraiture, indoor shooting and landscape photography.Large Maximum Aperture of f/1.4Two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements and an hybrid aspherical lens, provides correction for all types of aberrationsEquipped with HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) systemExclusive design for digital SLR cameras featuring APS-C size image sensors4 Year Sigma USA Authorized Dealer WarrantyIn addition to the 1 year international warranty, when you register this EX lens with Sigma you will receive an extra 3 year extended warranty against defective materials or workmanship. Click here to register your warranty »
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Review 1 for Sigma AF 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM Lens (Canon mount)
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My Go-to Lens for Low Light
PostedJanuary 2, 2011
JonnyO2
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Let me first say that I'm not a pro, but my best photos from the past few months have all been with this lens. The highlight of them all was my daughter next to the Christmas tree - great bokeh, natural (if not a bit retro) colors in low light - in fact, I took almost all of my Christmas pictures with this lens and they've turned out great. Also, it's been great at parties. In both cases you have to catch people being relatively still, but that comes with the territory.
I'm using a 7D and I can confirm a few cons that I read from other reviews on another site: it has trouble focusing in very low light; the fit on the body is a bit snug; the mark to line it up with the body has a white dot which should be red. But these are pretty minor cons. Mine doesn't seem to have any front or back-focus issues... And focus matters with an aperture this large. Oh, also, you'll need some steady hands - wish there were an IS version of this!
Anyway - in summary - a great lens for indoor photos and other low-light scenarios. You won't regret it.
Pros: Great Bokeh, Good Low-Light Performance
Cons: Slow Auto-Focus
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