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Lens review

Sigma C 30 mm f/1.4 DC DN

14 June 2016
Arkadiusz Olech

11. Summary

Pros:
  • good quality of casing,
  • sensational image quality in the frame centre,
  • very good resolution on the edge of the frame,
  • slight lateral chromatic aberration,
  • moderate distortion,
  • very good coma correction,
  • moderate astigmatism,
  • blurry areas pleasing to the eye,
  • silent and accurate autofocus,
  • good price quality ratio.

Cons:

  • performance against bright light could have been better.

When you compare the results achieved by the Sigma C 30 mm f/1.4 DC DN and the Panaleica DG Summilux 25 mm f/1.4 ASPH. it seems the Panasonic company chose the wrong address. Instead of luring customers with a logo of a fading legend they would have fared much better if they had struck a deal with Sigma; their lenses would be better and cheaper. The comparison of prices is especially painful for Panasonic. Currently (June 2016) you have to pay as much as 1599 PLN for the Sigma whereas the Panaleica costs about 2300 PLN. Keep in mind the fact that the Sigma enjoys a novelty status on the market – if the Panaleica was at its place, its price tag would be even several hundred PLN higher.


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Will the Sigma get even cheaper after a time? Perhaps a bit but to be honest there are no reasons whatsoever to lower its price. If you look at the Micro 4/3 system’s line-up it is actually the best lens in its class available on the market.

Sigma C 30 mm f/1.4 DC DN - Summary