Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Lens REVIEW: Watch THIS Before You BUY! 🎥

It’s time for a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens review! I’ve been asked a lot of questions about and received a lot of requests for a review of the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 E mount lens for quite some time now, so I figured I’d finally conduct a full review of the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN lens to let you know my honest thoughts. The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 footage usually looks solid, but did the Sigma 30mm 1.4 Sony a6500 combo live up to my hopes and exceptions? Today we’ll do a full Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN review so that if you’ve been looking at Sigma 30mm f/1.4 test footage like I did (and still couldn’t decide from those Sigma 30mm f1/.4 test shots like I couldn’t), hopefully my Sigma 30mm f/1.4 vlog footage and this Sigma 30mm f/1.4 review helps you decide if this is the next lens you should add to your filmmaking and photography arsenal!

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Filmed on a Sony a6500 with a Sony 30mm f/1.4 DC DN lens.
Uploaded on 10.19.2017 – 39,950 Subscribers. 2,370,498* Views.


Del Rei Rock says:

Hey, guys… I need a help here with the Sigma 30mm 1.4 DC DN on manual focus. When I move slowly the focus ring, the focus move very slowly. VERY SLOWLY!! I don’t like it… And when I move fast the ring focus, the focus move very fast. The problem is that when I move the ring focus fast, the video gets very shaky, and that make my video look like crap. Is there any way to adjust the speed of the manual focus? I want to change the focus fast in a slow move of the ring focus. Can I do that?

Laertes the barber says:

Hey men
What picture profile do you use and what lut to color grade

Ichwan Arifin says:

How about sony 35mm f1.8, have you compared it?

Jakub S. says:

hey, the quality of the video is super nice, while you talk the color grading is very nice, the sharpness.. but there is some weird sort of motion bluring, smudging I don’t know how to call it in english. In how many fps did you record? Or maybe it’s not due to low fps but something with the shutter speed?
Thanks, looking forward to hear you, cause I’m very curious!

YoungBlaze says:

Do u need a adaptor?

Rama_ac says:


Trapizonn says:

Should I get the Sony a6500 with the kit lens or the a6300 with the Sony 35mm 1.8???

James Riding says:

Really good review, well made video, one point to improve – show more in field tests, b roll when you’re talking about it in the video. If you did this you’re review would go from 9/10 to 10/10 🙂

Communication Coach Alex Lyon says:

Very helpful! Question. How close are you sitting to the camera in this video? Like you did, I’m currently using the 50mm 1.8 and love it for the killer bokeh. But, I have to sit about 8 feet from the camera to get a head to elbow shot because it is so zoomed in. I still want bokeh but also want to be able to shoot in some smaller indoor places and not have to be so far back.

djjonjat says:

What filter are you using

Colin Bloodworth says:

I’m really happy it doesn’t have the focus breathing issues of the 19/30mm Sigmas. Great review, B.

Ahmed Eid says:

does it fits on EOS cameras??

Rohit Arora says:

Great Video!
I bought it today and am noticing a noisy and slow auto focus – is that just me?

Jordan Taylor says:

Curious question, i may be stupid when asking this… but how do we shoot with this lens with a set shutter speed and aperture? when shooting on the a6500, do we have to shoot in Manual Focus? In AutoFocus my camera’s shutter speed is changing automatically with whatever it focuses on… can we have autofocus WITH a set non-changing shutter speed?

RoadsterLifeGr says:

what filter are you using on this video? and what are the Settings for cinematic videos?

pjorge says:

Great review. Thanks

Dwight Ramos says:

Use the a6500 with Sigma 30mm and it’s phenomenal!!!

Trey Marolf says:

just sold this lens. Used it for years but it was time to upgrade

Top Suprise says:

Does this work with a A-Mount?

Del Rei Rock says:

The Sigma 30mm got a new firmware in Fev/2018 that upgraded the Manual Focus adjustment. I liked better now than before.

Moodna Moodnai says:

I have an issue with my sigma 30mm f1.4 dc dn (sony a6500)
when I want to touch to focus, it shows where the focus will be, and then I have to mid-push shutter button for the focus to take effect
I would really appreciate it if you can give me tip
* also AF system in my settings is grayed out, and when I select it, it says “invalid with this lens”
** edit: It does work when I’m shooting video, but doesn’t when capturing photos

Adam Islam says:

Whats your profession Bmac you a model or what ? Tell us when is your next Q/A

Laertes the barber says:

Whats a good nd filter for this lens?

Paul Hernandez says:

Got this since January and it never my Sony A5100. Everytime I use it for portraits, I am still continuously amazed at the IQ it produces. Certainly justified my investment in Sony mirrorless.

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