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

Despite attaining the same scores on the individual metrics as the Canon version, the Nikon mount achieves a slightly higher benchmark score on the Nikon D7000. In reality, the lens performs similarly but the DxOMark Score is higher slightly due to the Nikon sensor’s wider dynamic range.

Best primes for Nikon D7000:

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A Nikon89926
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G219925
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G69025
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon184022
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G19522
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon96922
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon100521
Carl Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZF2 Nikon128021
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC Nikon59921
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherique IF Nikon32821
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2 Nikon184321
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF.2 Nikon170021
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A Nikon49921
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon128320
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D32920
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G44820
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon49920
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF123020
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G179720
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D46020


The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 is one the better performing lenses currently available.