Sigma DC 30mm F/1.4 HSM EX D Lens For Nikon
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Sigma DC 30mm F/1.4 HSM EX D Lens For Nikon

This large aperture 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM lens is designed to match the APS-C size image sensors of digital SLR cameras. Two SLD glass elements are especially effective in the compensation of magnification chromatic aberration.Glass mold aspherical lens at rear group of lens reduces color aberration and provides high-quality image results. From 40cm (15.7") minimum focusing distance to infinity, this lens creates very sharp images with high contrast.The HSM models provide quiet high-speed auto-focus shooting, as well as full-time manual focus. Large Maximum Aperture of F1.4 can perform superbly in a great range of applications, including snapshots, portraiture, indoor shooting and landscape photography.

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excellent performance

bykatzer1 Oct 18, 2009
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Pros Image quality, price
Cons only for crop sensor.
Recommended it? Yes

This lens is sharp at the center wide open.
Becomes very sharp as you stop it down at the corners.
at f8, the corners are pixel-peeping sharp.
Focus speed is ok.
Focus calibration might be an issue between copies, Sigma's Service center in NY will fix it or you can just return... Read full review »


Poor image quality

bygarrepa2 Mar 19, 2007
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros fast
Cons very poor image quality - soft
Recommended it? No

I was really disappointed with this lens. Took a few photos and things didn't look very sharp, so I did some testing, and I was surprised my the VERY soft images. Even my zoom lens were very much sharper.

I returned the lens and got a medium telephoto Canon 50mm f1.4 (on my Canon XT) and... Read full review »


A True Fixed-Focal Length Lens for a D-SLR Camera

bypaulphoto Dec 29, 2006
60 Helpfuls 61 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Impressive wide aperture, sharp image and high contrast, true digital SLR lens, excellent...
Cons none
Recommended it? Yes

Fixed focal-length lenses are a rare find in the digital arena. Most abundant are the zoom lenses; and, usually none that offer a larger aperture for low-light shooting as well as providing a nice out-of-focus background to allow the primary subject to stand out. Sigma probably thought of... Read full review »

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Sigma 30mm F1.4 ART DC HSM Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

Offering the highest level of image quality, this large-aperture F1.4 standard lens stimulates the desire to create. Sigma pioneered the large-aperture APS-C format standard lens category with its famous 30mm F1.4 lens. Now that we have reorganized all our lenses into three product lines, we are proud to introduce the fully updated SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM, which offers an angle of view equivalent to 45mm on a 35mm camera. Offering an angle of view and sense of perspective extremely close to that of human vision, this lens stimulates the desire to create and is ideal for many different types of photographic expression. It is a superb go-to lens for artistic photography. Featuring an advanced design and the latest manufacturing technologies, this lens delivers the highest level of image quality. The full realization of the Art product concept for you to hold in your own hands and appreciate with your own eyes. Designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance and tremendous expressive power, our new Art line of lenses delivers top-level image quality. With unsurpassed expressive performance, these lenses reach the high standards demanded by photographers with an artistic, creative inclination. Along with landscapes, portraits, still-life, close-up and casual snaps, they're perfect for the kind of photography that unleashes the inner artist. Ideal for studio photography, they offer just as much expressive scope when capturing architecture, starry skies, underwater shots and many other scenes. A large-aperture F1.4 standard lens to please any photographer A large-aperture lens with minimal optic aberration and superb peripheral resolution. In 2005, Sigma introduced the SIGMA 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM large-aperture APS-C format standard lens. Having reorganized its lenses into three product lines, Sigma created the SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM large-aperture APS-C format standard digital SLR camera lens for the Art line. Like other Art lenses, it offers exceptional optical performance throughout the image. Highly versatile, it lets the photographer use distance from the subject and aperture to achieve many different styles of photographic expression. For example, the photographer can leverage the shallow depth of field that creates beautiful bokeh for snap shots, portraits, and landscapes, and many different styles of photography. Lens construction Putting a large-aperture aspheric lens first in the series of lenses makes possible a slim barrel, while optimized power distribution helps correct various types of optical aberration. These features give this F1.4 large-aperture lens truly optimal image quality. High resolution and outstanding photographic expression Minimal aberration combined with beautiful bokeh effects at large-aperture settings. Thanks to their easy-to-use angle of view, standard lenses allow photographers to express themselves fully. The SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM leverages superior optical performance to offer outstanding expressive power at a wide range of focusing distances. Optimized power distribution minimizes curvature of field, thereby preventing a loss of image quality at the edges of photographs. The use of a double aspheric lens minimizes spherical distortion, astigmatism and coma. Coma of point light sources is minimized near the edge of the image, and an attractive round bokeh effect is produced at large-aperture settings.

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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 ART DC HSM Lens for Nikon (62mm)

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The 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras from Sigma is a prime lens designed for Nikon DX format cameras. Its 35mm focal length equivalent is 45mm which places it in the category of standard focal length lenses. With its particularly fast maximum aperture of f/1.4, the lens will perform very well in low light situations and provides shallow depth of field focus. With updated optical configurations (9 elements in 8 groups), as well as rounded aperture blades, the lens delivers sharp detail and nice background bokeh. Its minimum focus distance is 11.8inch (30 cm). The lensÂ’ optimized light distribution helps to minimize field curvature preventing a loss of image quality at the edges of photographs and its double-sided aspheric lens element minimizes spherical distortion. A rear focusing system combined with a newly developed autofocus algorithm and Hyper Sonic Motor provide smooth and accurate autofocus. Fulltime manual focus is also supported. As part of Sigma's inchArtinch line of lenses it is compatible with Sigma's new USB Dock, which enables firmware updates and focusing adjustments.

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Sigma 30mm F/1.4 Dc Hsm Art Lens (for Nikon)

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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art Lens (for Nikon) *NEW* This is a NEW Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens (for Nikon), complete with all standard accessories, packaging and full Sigma USA Warranty. Sigma USA Product - Sigma USA Dealer - Sigma USA Warranty What You Get: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens (for Nikon) Sigma Front Lens Cap Sigma Rear Lens Cap Sigma Lens Case Sigma Lens Hood Manual Sigma USA Warranty Card Questions? We are available to answer your questions Monday through Friday, 9am - 6pm (P

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Product Details and Features


Diameter 3 inch
Weight 15.17 oz


Compatible Brand Nikon
Camera Technology Digital
Camera Type Digital SLR

Lens System

Focus Type Auto & Manual
Maximum Aperture F/1.4
Type Standard
Min Aperture 16

Product Identifiers

UPC 085126301552

Other Features

Brand Sigma

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