andy497's reviews

  • Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Very sharp in the center
    soft(er) in the corners

    I love this lens as a "normal" lens on a D70. My testing has shown it to be sharper in the center than the Nikkor 50 f/1.8 at almost every aperture and often by an f-stop or more. However, it lags a bit in the corners, and my sample in particular is bad in the upper right. This is bad relatively speaking, as it still compares favorably with other lenses I own even in the worst sections.

    I'm eager to see a test of this lens to see if mine is typical and/or if I should try to exchange it.

    reviewed October 24th, 2005