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Old Apr 14, 2006, 9:47 PM   #1
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I was pleased that my Sigma 30mm F 1.4 lens arrived today. Here is a handheld ISO 800 sample that pushed the limits. The image is also cropped 100% to show what the lens can really do.

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Old Apr 17, 2006, 1:35 PM   #2
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Yes. A very good value for money lens. I love mine for indoor work.
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Old Apr 17, 2006, 6:24 PM   #3
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Thanks so much for your comment. The Sigma 30mm F 1.4 lens is rather amazing.I have certainly enjoyed mine. It is a perfect low light level shooting lens for the Nikon D-50 which has a max ISO setting of 1600.

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Old May 1, 2006, 9:19 AM   #4
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Here is a good indoor no flash example done with the Sigma 300mm F 1.4 lens

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Old Jun 24, 2006, 8:09 PM   #5
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Hi there, I'm still new to SLR lens's....but for a lense that Sigma 30mm, f/1.4...
does that mean it doesn't have a zoom range?
and what features make it valuable? the maximum aperture size at f/1.4?
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Apart from low light..what other environment would suit this kind of lens?
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Old Jun 25, 2006, 4:40 AM   #6
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As you can get the aperture up to 1.4, it is perfect for indoors. With a DSLR you are getting a 45mm effect with is not so bad like 75mm you get when using a 50mm lens. A zoom lens with 1.8 or 2.8 aperture is way too expensive than these kinds of normal lenses. You can also use 30mm sigma for landscape pictures to get sharper pictures. It is not at all bad for a Portrait eithet. According to many people the angle with 45-50mm is the normal angle we get with our eyes (many sticks to 35mm) so, 30mm sigma with DSLR gives you a very good view angle. You can use this lens just or any purpose (use a reverse ring for macro!)
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