Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN | C

Here's our review of the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN | C lens for mirrorless cameras

A relatively new lens from Sigma’s much-acclaimed Global Vision range, the 30mm f/1.4 prime offers exceptional optical quality, and is the cheapest autofocus lens in test

The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN | C lens for mirrorless cameras

The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN | C lens for mirrorless cameras

Sigma's 30mm lens produces stunning bokeh

At a very respectable 264g and a compact 74mm, it falls into the portable category well and fits into any traveller’s kit bag with ease. And the 50° field-of-view, fast AF and diminutive size makes this lens perfect for capturing local culture incognito. 

The 9 elements in 7 groups include one aspherical, and one double aspherical, lens element to ensure any distortions are kept to a minimum. The 9 rounded diaphragm blades, coupled with the f/1.4 aperture, produce some stunning bokeh in the out-of-focus areas. Its wide aperture makes up for its lack of image stabilisation, giving you more light-gathering capabilities when shooting in low light conditions. 

Sharpness in the corners is extremely impressive, even at the widest aperture. Vignetting is noticeable, though chromatic aberration is almost non-existent. 

Pros 

Wide aperture
Price
Sharpness

Cons 

No IS
Minimum aperture of f/16
Fixed focal length

Specification 

  • Minimum aperture: f/16
  • Elements: 9/7
  • Filter size: 52mm
  • Minimum focus distance: 30cm
  • DxL: 66x74mm
  • Weight: 264g
  • Find out more on Sigma's website