grafvonwollerau's reviews

  • Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Low light capabilities, IQ, Works on APS-H (only F1,4-F2,8)
    Back focus, loud focus (despite HSM)

    My favorite lens for low light, family trips, theatre front row shoting! (for back row I prefere the Canon 85mm F1.8)
    Happily the backfocus was correctable by my camera (EOS 7D).
    That make it a perfect lense!
    I find it even sharp from corner to corner even wide open. (unsharp mask in PS; radius 1 Px, 100%, 0 threshold)
    The focus can be loud, when it's needed to go from macro to infinity. But its fast enough almost everything.
    The built quality isn't perfect, the manual focus ring wobble a bit, but I dont mind as long as IQ is very good. ;-)
    I bought it used from Ebay for 300 Bucks.

    P.S. It works on APS-H! (only F1,4-F2,8) Iv tested the lens on a EOS 1D MKII but be prepared to so corner softnes!!! The lenshood has to go then.

    reviewed December 30th, 2010 (purchased for $300)