Sigma 30mm F1.4 Lens DxOMark Review: Best Prime in the Range!

DxOMark published their test results for Sigma 30mm F1.4 lens.  Tested on the Sony A6000, the new optic achieved an excellent result overall.

The standard prime lens achieved a score of 29 points. It has become is the highest-ranked Sony E-mount lens in their database. It’s also the brightest, boasting great light transmission of 1.8 TStop thanks to its wide maximum aperture setting.

According to DxOMark test, the lens has noticeable corner shading at the maximum f/1.4 aperture setting. Chromatic aberrations are well-controlled across large parts of the frame. Although some fringing in the very far corners affected the overall score.

Sigma 30mm F1.4 Lens DxOMark Review: Best Prime in the Range!

Sigma 30mm F1.4 Lens Test Results

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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DN vs. Zeiss 32mm f/1.8 vs. Sony E 35mm f/1.8

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From DxOMark conclusion :

The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DN is an excellent standard prime option for Sony E-mount cameras and ranks at the top for all lenses we’ve tested on the A6000. Sharpness is outstanding, delivering excellent center resolution at all aperture settings up to f/8, with only minimal drop-off in the corners. Vignetting is pretty heavy at f/1.4, as the lens struggles to achieve the same intensity of light across the large APS-C sensor at its maximum aperture. But it improves greatly by f/1.8 and is all but eradicated by f/2.8. The Sigma version is both sharper in the center and more consistent across the frame. Add to that the faster maximum f/1.4 aperture, and the $339 price tag it looks to be a very attractive standard prime option for Sony mirrorless photographers.

Sigma’s 30mm F1.4 DC DN optic which is designed to use on mirrorless cameras for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds systems. It combines an amazing image quality with a lightweight and compact design. The construction consists of 9 elements in 7 groups with 9 rounded aperture blades. It also uses a stepping motor for fast and quiet focus during video.

Weighs just 263g/9.3oz, the lens is available for a price tag of $339.

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