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Apr 17, 2013 10:50 |  #151

if you do alot of video, you may benefit from the 40mm STM lens instead. the stepper motor is much quieter and geared toward video. granted, your FOV will not be as wide as a 30mm lens.


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Apr 17, 2013 11:00 |  #152

ekinnyc wrote in post #15837691 (external link)
if you do alot of video, you may benefit from the 40mm STM lens instead. the stepper motor is much quieter and geared toward video. granted, your FOV will not be as wide as a 30mm lens.

Yes, I considered the 40mm STM, but it's main lack is the wide aperture. Considering that it's only $149 from both Amazon.com (external link) and B&H (external link), I may consider getting one of these anyway later this year. And in my podcasting studio, this lens's 64mm focal length on my T4i won't work well.

I really wish Canon made a 30/35mm 1.4 STM!


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Apr 17, 2013 11:03 |  #153

DanielJLewis wrote in post #15837622 (external link)
Hi! I'm new but I've been stalking this thread for a while and I really appreciate the reviews and pictures everyone has shared.

About a month ago, I bought the Canon 50mm 1.4 for my Canon T4i (cropped sensor). I use the T4i for a lot of video. I knew that 50mm would be like 85mm on my camera, but I didn't think that would be an issue.

It was.

So I researched the 30mm option and found this thread extremely useful. I'm returning my Canon 50mm and getting the Sigma 30mm 1.4 Art.

I just found the video review from searching YouTube (external link). I joined the forums to share what I found helpful, too.

Thank you for posting the link to the interesting video review, Daniel.

Please post back with your impressions and maybe some samples when you get your lens.


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Apr 17, 2013 11:09 |  #154

I've been on the fence for a while now about the right prime for my 60D. I watching this lens and the Canon 28 f/2.8 IS as well. I'm also following this thread: https://photography-on-the.net …t=1276298&highl​ight=sharp


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Apr 17, 2013 11:18 |  #155

Phoenixkh wrote in post #15837757 (external link)
I've been on the fence for a while now about the right prime for my 60D. I watching this lens and the Canon 28 f/2.8 IS as well. I'm also following this thread: https://photography-on-the.net …t=1276298&highl​ight=sharp

The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS is prolly a real nice lens but it is 2 stops slower than the Sigma A30mm f/1.4.


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Apr 17, 2013 12:15 |  #156

yeah. I guess since I don't have MFA on my 60D, I'm get a tad nervous when considering Sigma. I realize negative news travels far more quickly that good news, but the Sigma focus issues concern me.

As was mentioned, it would be nice if Canon made a 30mm f/1.4 prime.


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Apr 17, 2013 12:20 |  #157

Phoenixkh wrote in post #15837985 (external link)
yeah. I guess since I don't have MFA on my 60D, I'm get a tad nervous when considering Sigma. I realize negative news travels far more quickly that good news, but the Sigma focus issues concern me.

As was mentioned, it would be nice if Canon made a 30mm f/1.4 prime.

with the USB dock coming in at less than $50...who knows if all those worries will be gone in a year...


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Apr 17, 2013 15:14 |  #158

The dock is supposed to come out next month. It will be interesting to see how and how well it works.


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Apr 18, 2013 07:10 |  #159

Sorry it took so long to post. These are all wide open. My first impression is that the focus is good, but they are not tack sharp, but better than the old 30 1.4. I'd like to here what others think. Sorry for the boring subject matter. These are also all jpgs pretty much ooc with the exception of the wine bottle which I might have tweaked abit in lightroom.

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Apr 18, 2013 07:32 |  #160

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What caused the flare down the right side? I don't see an obvious light source.


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Apr 18, 2013 07:37 |  #161

Oh, sorry I should have explained, that's the out of focus branch you see in the foreground of the first pic of the chair


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Apr 18, 2013 07:42 |  #162

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Oh, sorry I should have explained, that's the out of focus branch you see in the foreground of the first pic of the chair

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Apr 18, 2013 08:24 |  #163

I am not seeing anything better then the original sigma 30mm f1.4.


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Apr 18, 2013 08:33 |  #164

If anything I see the color rendition is a little bit different on the Art version than the old version, but that might just be me.


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Apr 18, 2013 08:44 |  #165

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If anything I see the color rendition is a little bit different on the Art version than the old version, but that might just be me.

Like how? Unless I see side by side shots it is hard to tell anything IMHO.


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