Review: Sigma 30mm F1.4 Lens for Sony APS-C E Mount

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I switched from a Canon DSLR to a Sony Mirrorless 18 months ago. And for 18 months I’ve been waiting patiently for a fast prime lens, an equivalent of 50mm on full frame, designed specifically for APS-C sensor. I never was tempted to get a full frame 35mm monster and attaching it to my very compact Sony A6000.

The only lightweight and quality option I saw was Sony 35mm 1.8 but I wanted something faster than F/1.8.

When Sigma unexpectedly announced 30mm F1.4 lens under the Contemporary line with the price tag of $339 I was very skeptical first. But, when I realized that as a Canon shooter I used Sigma 17-70mm from the Contemporary line for years and loved it I decided to give the new lens a try.

Before leaving for a short trip to California I ordered Sigma 30mm 1.4 with the full intention to return it if I am not completely satisfied with it.

But, the lens surprised me with the compactness and built quality first and after shooting with it for a week I absolutely decided to keep it.

When I came back from week long trip with the new lens I put together a short review. It was actually more an observation than a review after a very limited time of using the lens (Review: Sigma 30mm F1.4 E-Mount Prime Lens).

Today I want to share a very detailed review of Sigma 30mm 1.4 by Davin Lavikka whose reviews and opinions I always trust.

I also have more examples of photos I took with the Sigma 30mm 1.4 in the last month or so.

Examples Shot  With Sigma 30mm 1.4