Azrifel's reviews

  • Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharpness wide-open, AF-speed, AF-silence, AF-accuracy, contrast, bokeh, color, size, weight
    Bit of vignetting, bit of distortion, bit of corner softness, lens-cap cannot be put on or removed with the hood on.

    I have the Nikon AF version.
    This is the lens that spends the most time on my D70. I love the FOV, the brightness in the viewfinder and the results it consistantly produces.
    No problems with AF accuracy or AF hunting.
    The vignetting is easily compensated for with Nikon Capture's Vignetting Control tool and the distortion doesn't bother me much. There are some PT lens profiles that fit this lens, I have not yet checked if there is a specific profile for this lens.
    My sample is sharp wide open and the corner softness is mild, sometimes hardly visible.
    The thing that is irritating is the lens-cap. I am used to the caps of the 18-70 DX and 70-200 VR Nikkors. With those you can reach inside the hood and there is a system on the cap itself. Would be nice if that system was used on all lenses/caps.

    reviewed October 20th, 2005