Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A Canon and Nikon mount lens reviews: good all-round performer

By Kevin Carter - Monday, July 15, 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A Canon lens performance | Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A Nikon lens performance | Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A Canon Versus Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM | Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A Nikon Versus Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G | Conclusion

A DxOMark Score of 19 indicates that this is a high-watermark for a fast aperture lens like this. Distortion, lateral Chromatic Aberration and Vignetting (or lens shading as it’s sometimes referred to as these days) are all very controlled.

Best primes for Canon EOS 7D:

 
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Canon96922
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon89922
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM85022
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZE Canon184321
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM44021
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM186920
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZE Canon128020
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZE Canon184020
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZE Canon103020
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM659920
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM142020
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II9919
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM38519
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Canon49919
Carl Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZE Canon128019
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC Canon59919
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherique IF Canon28519
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM155019
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A Canon49919
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM107019