The SHARPEST E-mount lens best review – Sigma DC DN 30mm 1.4 after almost 2 years.

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– Sigma 30mm 1.4:

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der Jack says:

I am not sure if you do know your camera quite well.

I own the A6000 with the 16-50 kit, 18-105, several FD mount Canon lenses and the Sigma 30F1.4.
– The sigma does use exactly the same auto focus points as the Sony SEL lenses.
– the Sigma is as fast in auto focus, add the native Sony lenses. Both of the above use phase auto focus and are very fast in this modus. The sigma is exactly the same! You need to use AFC, continuous, though. OF COURSE! Even indoors after sunset, no issues.
– you cannot compare a F1.8 lens with a F1.4 one! Of course is always the lens with the wider aperture bigger! You cannot change physics. Try to find ANY 30mm F1.4 APSC lens that is not bigger! There is none from Nikon, Canon, Sony, Tamron

PS: please you lens reviewers try to use not always the same Termini again and again and again: creamy Bokeh, smooth focus ring, solid build (without knowing anything about the material size and chemical material at all)

Arif Khan says:

Is this an APSC specific lens? On my A7ii, will it get cropped?

Technoboy Aman says:

good video bro…..i wish u a grey success….
I’m a video guy.
Do have a look on my work….

would be waiting for more future videos

kalef1234 says:

just got this lens. Nice to see small youtubers making vids like this. keep it up man, makes me encouraged to try and make a serious channel on here.

GilbertTV says:

good honest review … i own this lens & far to say I like it but very frustrated with its missed focus at times

zine2hamster says:

Thanks for the vid! You could improve by making shorter videos though. I had to watch this in 1.5x speed. Glad I watched till the end. great review!

b3r66 says:

I don’t really understand using 50/50 – photo/video (which is my case actually) – to prefer Sigma. I don’t want 50% of my work with camer to be shaky and hunting focus in video. Is it really that much of a problem with a6000? A lot of people use this lens for video with some stabilizing equipment which I don’t have. I plan to do video from hand, tripod and slider for now. Did You test the Sigma with the latest firmware? I’m asking because of this video:

Raychristofer says:

My man let me tell you something, I haven’t even reached the three-minute Mark and I can tell you’re one of the few people who reviews lenses in a legit way that’s entertaining and informative. It’s frustrating when I look for a lens review and all I see is unboxings or someone sitting at a table for 15 minutes. I’m speechless man, let me shut up and finish watching the video LOL peace

KTMbua Edit says:

u need to work on editing video or rather audio. So many stumbles are kept on the video.

Foto4Max says:

This is a good lens with good sharpness wide open, but it’s not a amazing as you say in this video. The sony 55 on a a7 is way sharper than this lens on aps-c.

Unknown Jones says:

Good video man I love this lens

Ceasar Pimentel says:

I’ve been using the SEL 35mm for quite some time now and I’d say its definitely soft. If i could trade to a sigma 30mm i would

maereanm says:

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 uses the Phase Detect auto-focus capabilities of the body/sensor only in the center rectangle of the rule of 3rds.
Use the Sigma only in AFC (Auto Focus Continuous) Zone (that center rectangle). This way the focus speed and accuracy is as good as the Sony lenses (like the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8). The focus accuracy will get very close to 100%.
Don’t use the Sigma in AFC Wide as it may focus in the outside rectangles of the rule of 3rds where it switches to Contrast Detect and will start hunting for focus (taking maybe a full second to focus).

Also, Sony Alpha 6500 can be configured to favor good focus instead of releasing the shutter as soon as possible (“Priority Set in AFC” to be set to “AF” instead of “Release”).
This option is not present on a6000.

The sharpness of Sigma 30mm f/1.4 is just awesome.
Sigma is sharper at f/1.4 across the frame than the “Sony Zeiss 24mm f/1.8” is at f/2.8.
Take a look at
Sony Zeiss 24mm is much softer at f/1.8 than the Sigma at f/1.4 which is a shame considering the Sony’s $1100 price tag.

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 is what I always have on the camera.
Sony Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 just sits there in a corner of the room and collects dust.

a6500 at ISO 6400 gets the same image quality as a6000 at ISO 3200.
Adding the f/1.4 from the Sigma, you can get a low light monster in the form of a small and light form-factor.
Which is awesome.

Ben Warner says:

Brilliant! I subbed – I have a sony a6500 and on my lens list was the Rokinon 12 and the Sigma 30 1.4 which your videos have convinced me I have made the right decision. My other shortlisted lenses were the 18-105 for all round zoom / go to travel lens, the sony 50mm 1.8 lense for a larger length the crop factor provides and then the Sony 90mm macro G master lens for macro shots I wont have to get too close to. I have a 55-210 at the moment and was thinking of just adding a 1.7X teleconverter to it for the longer zoom. What do you think?

Htbaa says:

Changing auto focus speed for video from fast to normal makes it a lot more usable for video. Love this lens for stills though.

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