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

Although Nikon has few APS-C format prime lenses in its range it does have a modern, ultrasonic type AF motor equipped 35mm f/1.8 model that’s sensitively priced at $195. In spite of the faster maximum (f//1.4) aperture, the Sigma compares very well indeed.  There’s nothing between them in Transmission, Distortion and Vignetting but the Sigma has lower levels of Chromatic Aberration and has slightly improved Sharpness (although, like the Canon mount version, the Sigma has inconsistent field sharpness at full-aperture).