Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC

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The Sigma AF 30mm f/1.4 EX DC is a lens with a mission – to achieve the highest center resolution there is without caring too much about the rest.

Its f/1.4 maximum aperture is of limited use, as it is fairly soft wide open. CA and flare is well controlled. Some barrel distortion is noticeable if straight lines are near the edges. Vignetting is minimal, but some vignetting is visible in the corners wide open.

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Mount: Sony A.
Format: DX/APS-C.
Aperture range: f/1.4 to f/16.
Close focus distance (CFD): 40 cm / 1.31 ft (from sensor plane).
CFD magnification: 1:10 / 0.1X.
Focus: AF (Nikon version requires in-body focus motor).
Groups/elements: 7/7.
Filter diameter: 62 mm.
L x D, W: 59 x 74 mm, 430 g.
IR: May produce a hotspot.
Approximate street price: USD 439 (new, w/o tax).
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Established: 1961
HQ: Kanagawa, Japan
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Sigma is a family owned manufacturer of photographic equipment founded in 1961 in Japan. The company's main business is to manufacture third party lenses. However they also produce third party flash units and, since 2002, their own line of DSLR and compact cameras. Sigma's digital cameras use a special sensor, developed by Foveon, that records full color information for every pixel. In late 2008 Sigma acquired Foveon.

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