30mm F1.4 DC HSM (A)

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Retail S$928.00

S$80.00

Offering the highest level of image quality, this large-
aperture F1.4 standard lens stimulates the desire to create.

“SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM”, the large-aperture standard lens with an angle of view equivalent to 45mm on a 35mm camera, is a superb go-to lens for artistic photography on an APS-C format digital SLR. Offering the bright F1.4 aperture and an angle of view extremely close to that of human vision, this lens is ideal for many different types of photographic expression. Featuring an advanced design and the latest manufacturing technologies, SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM, the large-aperture APS-C format standard lens delivers the highest level of image quality worthy of the Art line. The photographer can leverage the shallow depth of field that creates beautiful bokeh for snap shots, portraits, landscapes, and many different styles of photography.

Our Art line delivers high-level artistic quality

Sigma is organizing all its interchangeable lenses into three product lines; Contemporary, Art and Sports. Designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance and abundant expressive power, our Art line delivers high-level artistic expression. Developed with the maximum emphasis on artistic touch, they are designed to meet the expectations of users who value a creative, dramatic outcome above compactness and multifunction. Along with landscapes, portraits, still-life, close-up and casual snaps, they are perfect for the kind of photography that unleashes the inner artist. Ideal for studio photography, they offer just as much expressive scope when capturing architecture, starry skies, underwater shots and many other scenes.

A large aperture F1.4 standard lens

Sigma pioneered the large-aperture APS-C format standard lens category with its 30mm F1.4 lens in 2005. Now that we have reorganized all our lenses into three product lines, we are proud to introduce the fully updated “SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM”. Offering the shallow depth of field of F1.4 and an angle of view extremely close to that of human vision, this lens stimulates the desire to create and is ideal for many different types of photographic expression. The bright viewfinder also aids focusing and composition of images.

Outstanding image quality for enhanced photographic expression

Convenient angle of view of a standard lens challenges photographers' expression. The SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM has outstanding optical performance in order to fully perform its best expressive quality at all shooting distances. Optimized power distribution minimizes field curvature thereby preventing a loss of image quality at the edges of photographs. The use of a double aspheric lens minimizes spherical distortion, astigmatism and coma. Coma of point light sources is minimized near the edge of the image, and an attractive round bokeh effect is produced at large-aperture settings.

Incorporating a Rear Focus system

Rear Focus system

Rear Focus system

The lens incorporates a rear focus system that prevents focus-dependent variation in aberration, making high-level image quality possible throughout the entire image. With their unchanging barrel length, these lenses also enhance balance and stability for the photographer. Furthermore, since the front of the lens does not rotate, polarizing filters can be used with extra convenience.

Flare and ghosting conscious design

With Super Multi-Layer Coating

With Super Multi-Layer Coating

No Super Multi-Layer Coating

No Super Multi-Layer Coating

From an early stage, flare and ghosting are thoroughly measured to establish the design which is resistant to strong incident light such as backlight. Sigma's Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting, and provides sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions.

Minimum focusing distance of 30cm

The maximum magnification is 1:6.8, making it excellent for close-up photography.

Hyper Sonic Motor

Hyper Sonic Motor

Hyper Sonic Motor

The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures a silent, high-speed AF function. Optimizing AF algorithm, smoother AF is achieved. It also enables full-time manual focusing capability which allows sensible focus adjustment by simply rotating the focus ring.

Incorporating Rounded diaphragm

Rounded diaphragm

The 9 blade rounded diaphragm creates an attractive round bokeh at large-aperture settings.

Design concept

The new product lines incorporate rubber for the attachment part of the provided lens hood. For better usability, the designs of the lens cap and AF/MF changeover switch have been improved. In order to ensure high accuracy of the product, all metallic parts and the new compound material, TSC (Thermally Stable Composite), which has a high affinity to metal parts, are housed internally.

Brass made bayonet mount

Brass made bayonet mount

This lens incorporates a brass made bayonet mount which has both high accuracy and durability. A special treatment to reinforce its strength is applied to the surface giving it greater strength and making it highly resistant to long-term use.

Newly developed “USB DOCK” exclusively for new product lines

USB DOCK

Based on these new lines, we have developed special software (SIGMA Optimization Pro) that can update the lens firmware and adjust parameters such as focus.

Evaluation with Sigma's own MTF measuring system “A1”

46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensor

46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensor

We used to measure lens performance with MTF measuring system using conventional sensors. However, we've now developed our own proprietary MTF (modulation transfer function) measuring system (A1) using Foveon 46-megapixel direct image sensors. Even previously undetectable high-frequency details are now within the scope of our quality control inspections. The SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM will all be checked using this “A1” before they are shipped.

“Made in Japan”

All Sigma's manufacturing right down to molds and parts is carried out under an integrated production system. We are now one of the very few manufacturers whose products are solely “made in Japan”. We like to think our products are somehow imbued with the essence of our homeland, blessed as it is with clean air and water, and focused, hard-working people. We pride ourselves on the authentic quality of Sigma products, born of a marriage between highly attuned expertise and intelligent, advanced technology. Our sophisticated products have satisfied professionals and lovers of photography all over the world, because our manufacturing is based on genuine craftsmanship, underpinned by the passion and pride of our experts.

Applicable for the Mount Conversion Service

Brass made bayonet mount

As an experienced lens manufacturer that has been creating a diverse range of interchangeable lenses, we are proud to introduce a new paid service “Mount Conversion Service” *. With this service, the mount of your current SIGMA lenses can be changed to another mount of your choice. It gives a new life to your favorite lenses when you wish to use it on a different camera body.

* This “Mount Conversion Service” is different from a normal repair. In order to apply for the service, please contact your nearest authorized subsidiary / distributor of SIGMA.

Lens Construction

Lens Construction

Specifications
Lens construction 9 Elements in 8 Groups
Angle of view (for SD1) 50.7 degrees
Number of blades in diaphragm 9 (Rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture F16
Minimum focusing distance 30cm / 11.8in.
Maximum magnification 1:6.8
Filter size 62mm
Diameter x length 74.2mm x 63.3mm / 2.9in. x 2.5in.
Weight 435g / 15.3oz.

For Sigma

Corresponding AF Mounts

SIGMA / SONY / NIKON / PENTAX / CANON

Corresponding Digital SLR Camera

DC lenses have an image circle that covers APS-C size image sensors. Not for use on digital cameras having image sensors larger than APS-C size or on 35mm or APS film cameras, as vignetting will occur. The angle of view varies depending on which camera the lens is mounted on. To find the 35mm camera-equivalent focal length, multiply the DC lens focal length by the crop factor (digital multiplier) of 1.5, 1.6, or 1.7, depending on the brand of DSLR camera on which the lens will be used. To find which DC lens is equivalent to a full-frame lens, divide the focal length of the full frame lens by the same crop factor.
AF will not function with Pentax ist* series and K100D DSLR cameras that do not support HSM.
The appearance and specification are subject to change without notice.

UPC Code
SIGMA 00-85126-30156-9
SONY 00-85126-30162-0
NIKON 00-85126-30155-2
PENTAX 00-85126-30161-3
CANON 00-85126-30154-5

The optional accessory for SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM

SIGMA DG UV 62mm
SIGMA DG UV 62mm

UPC Code : 00-85126-92372-3

The new DG UV filters benefit from a super multi-layer lens coating developed to counteract the highly reflective characteristics of digital image sensors reducing both flare and ghosting. Black rimmed glass eliminate unnecessary internal reflections. The Sigma DG range comprises UV filters, which not only reduce ultraviolet light but are ideal for protecting the lens during general photography.

SIGMA DG WIDE CIRCULAR PL 62mm
SIGMA DG WIDE CIRCULAR PL 62mm

UPC Code : 00-85126-92383-9

The new Circular PL filters benefit from a super multi-layer lens coating developed to counteract the highly reflective characteristics of digital image sensors reducing both flare and ghosting. Black rimmed glass eliminate unnecessary internal reflections. Circular Polarizing (CP) filters which eliminate reflections from subject such as glass and water and deepen the intensity of blue skies. The range of CP filters, with the exception of 86mm, 95mm and 105mm, is encased within ultra-thin metal ring that does not cause vignetting with wide-angle lenses. Each of these Sigma DG filters is designed to accept the front cap of the lens.

LENS HOOD LH686-01
LENS HOOD LH686-01 (supplied)

UPC Code : 00-85126-92982-4

FRONT CAP LCF III 62mm
FRONT CAP LCF III 62mm (supplied)

UPC Code : 00-85126-92981-7

REAR CAP LCR II

*for SIGMA

REAR CAP LCR II (supplied)

UPC Code : SIGMA 00-85126-92949-7, NIKON 00-85126-92950-3, CANON 00-85126-92951-0

SIGMA USB DOCK
SIGMA USB DOCK

UPC Code : SIGMA 00-85126-87856-6, Nikon 00-85126-87855-9, Canon 00-85126-87854-2

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