History

    Combining outstanding optical performance and compact design
    Introducing a new F1.4 standard lens for mirrorless cameras

    Offering an opportunity to experience
    the fun of shooting wide open,
    with F1.4 brightness

    SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary large-aperture standard lens gives owners of mirrorless cameras the opportunity to experience the fun of shooting wide open, with F1.4 brightness. Photographers will enjoy the beautiful bokeh effect that only a large-aperture lens can offer and the exceptionally sharp optical performance expected from a fine prime lens. Leveraging SIGMA’s latest technologies and design insights, this new lens fulfills the concept of the Contemporary line, in which varied elements come together in optimal balance.
    A prime lens with a focal length of around 50mm and F1.4 brightness offers an angle of view very similar to human vision. The photographer can use the shallow depth of field at wide-open aperture to take stunning portraits and tabletop still life shots. Or he or she can close the aperture for greater depth of field and shoot landscapes or snapshots. In this way, standard lenses allow photographers to enjoy so many of the fundamental methods of photography and have thus been favorites for decades. Photographers can experience F1.4 brightness and standard lens functionality with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 60mm on the Micro Four Thirds system and 45mm on the Sony E-mount system.

    DC
    DN

    Features

    A member of the high-performance Contemporary line,
    featuring SIGMA’s latest technologies

    For optimal balance with light, compact camera bodies with a short flange back distance, SIGMA designed the new SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens to be extremely compact. Moreover, the special design of the focus lens group allows fast and smooth AF performance for videography and more. This lens combines a compact design and comfortable operation while prioritizing outstanding image quality. Featuring SIGMA’s latest technologies, this lens digitally corrects optical distortion.

    Extra-long Hood (Supplied)

    The included lens hood is extra-long and features an antireflective coating to manage unwanted light. The hood also features rubber and anti-slip textures to make it easier for the photographer to hold while shooting.

    TSC used for a more compact structure and enhanced performance

    Since new material TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) is highly elastic, it exhibits minimal deformation. Parts made of TSC are therefore less prone to develop gaps between each other over time. The SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary features a lens barrel and aperture parts made of TSC, which contribute both to the compactness of the lens and the smooth functioning of the aperture system. TSC helps increase the precision of cells holding lens elements and parts related to the focus lens group, further enhancing lens performance.

    Combining compactness with outstanding optical performance

    The front lens element features high-refractive index, high-dispersion glass for extra power and a shorter overall lens length. To optimize the lens for mirrorless cameras, two aspherical lens elements help ensure outstanding image quality and overall compactness. The SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary features SIGMA’s inner focus technologies, while lighter lens elements in the focus lens group make possible a more compact actuator. Moreover, this lens offers outstanding stability whether the photographer is shooting handheld or has the camera placed on a surface. Structurally, the lens features materials and parts that contribute to its compact, lightweight structure. In summary, this is an unprecedented lens that combines outstanding optical performance with exceptional portability and usability.

    • Aspherical lens

    Mount with dust- and splash-proof construction

    The mount features a special sealing to make the lens an excellent choice in a wide variety of conditions.

    * L-Mount only

    Image quality rivaling
    that of our Art line lenses

    A compact, lightweight lens offering outstanding
    image quality with F1.4 brightness

    In addition to featuring an optimized layout and power distribution, this lens incorporates one aspherical lens element and one double aspherical lens element, as well as an element made of high-refractive index, high-dispersion glass with high anomalous partial dispersion. By effectively leveraging these technologies, the lens delivers an outstanding level of light to the edges of the image while minimizing transverse chromatic aberration. To correct distortion, the lens takes advantage of the image correction* capabilities of the mirrorless camera body, using the corrective power of the optical system to enhance sharpness. The final result is an extremely compact lens that delivers image quality that rivals that of our Art line lenses.

    * Limited to what the camera supports.

    EOS-M series cameras incompatible with aberration correction

    Cameras incompatible with distortion correction
    EOS M5, EOS M6, EOS M100, EOS M10, EOS M3, EOS M2, EOS M

    Designed to minimize flare and ghosting

    From an early stage in the lens design process, flare and ghosting have been measured to establish an optical design resistant to strong incident light sources such as backlighting. SIGMA’s Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting to help photographers produce sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions. The included lens hood can be attached to block out extraneous light, which can have a negative effect on rendering performance.

    Shallow depth of field for a beautiful bokeh effect

    The large-diameter lens with F1.4 brightness makes possible a shallow depth of field for a beautiful bokeh effect—unavailable until now in a standard lens for mirrorless cameras.

    Shallow depth of field for a beautiful bokeh effect

    The large-diameter lens with F1.4 brightness makes possible a shallow depth of field for a beautiful bokeh effect—unavailable until now in a standard lens for mirrorless cameras.

    High-precision,
    rugged brass bayonet mount

    The brass mount combines high precision with rugged construction. Its treated surfaces and enhanced strength contribute to the exceptional durability of the lens.

    Rounded diaphragm

    The 9-blade rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur in the out-of-focus areas of the image.

    ESSENTIALS

    You'll find our philosophy and craftsmanship
    in every product

    Our new lineup fully expresses our approach to lenses and photography itself. All of our lenses belong to one of three lines—Contemporary, Art, or Sports—all of which share our development philosophy and advanced manufacturing system. High performance, high quality, and high end in every respect, these lenses give people who love photography lasting value and consistent, exciting results. The secret is our passion for craftsmanship that we put into every production process and every product.

    Specifications

    30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

    Lens Construction

    • ASPHERICAL LENS

    Lens Construction

    9 elements in 7 groups

    Angle of View

    • Sony E-Mount
      50.7°
    • Canon EF-M Mount
      48.2°
    • Micro Four Thirds Mount
      39.6°
    • L-Mount
      50.7°

    Number of Diaphragm Blades

    9(Rounded diaphragm)

    Minimum Aperture

    F16

    Minimum Focusing Distance

    30cm / 11.8in.

    Maximum Magnification Shooting

    1:7

    Filter size

    φ52mm

    Dimensions (Diameter × Length)

    • Sony E-Mount
      φ64.8mm × 73.3mm
    • Canon EF-M Mount
      φ64.8mm × 73.3mm
    • Micro Four Thirds Mount
      φ64.8mm × 72.1mm
    • L-Mount
      φ65.4mm × 71.3mm
    • *The length of a lens is measured from the filter surface to its mount.

    Weight

    • Sony E-Mount
      265g
    • Canon EF-M Mount
      270g
    • Micro Four Thirds Mount
      260g
    • L-Mount
      280g

    Edition Number

    C016

    Supplied Accessories

    Hood (LH586-01) supplied

    Corresponding AF Mounts / Barcode No.

    • Sony E-Mount
      00-85126-30265-8
    • Canon EF-M Mount
      00-85126-30271-9
    • Micro Four Thirds Mount
      00-85126-30263-4
    • L-Mount
      00-85126-30269-6

    Technologies

    Performance / Data

    MTF Chart

    The MTF chart gives the result at the wide-open aperture
    Spatial frequency S:Sagittal Line M:Meridional Line
    10lp/mm
    30lp/mm

    MTF chart guide

    Product Lineup

    30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

    • Sony E-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Hood (LH586-01) supplied

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-30265-8
    • Canon EF-M mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Hood (LH586-01) supplied

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-30271-9
    • Micro Four Thirds mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Hood (LH586-01) supplied

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-30263-4
    • L-Mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Hood (LH586-01) supplied

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-30269-6

    Accessories

    Supplied Accessories

    LENS HOOD LH586-01

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93247-3

    FRONT CAP LCF-52mmⅢ

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-92980-0

    REAR CAP LCR Ⅱ

    * The image is for SIGMA.

    • L-Mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93725-6
    • Sony E-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92987-9
    • Micro Four Thirds mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92986-2
    • Canon EF-M mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93831-4

    Separately Sold Accessories

    PROTECTOR 52mm

    Normal type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93103-2

    WR PROTECTOR 52mm

    Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93090-5

    WR UV FILTER 52mm

    UV Water-repellent, Antistatic type. UV filter prevents the bluish tone that generates when the weather is fine, by absorbing ultraviolet rays. It is effective in most situations, such as landscape, portrait and general photography on a sunny day. It is also an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93064-6

    WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 52mm

    PL Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Circular PL filter removes the reflection of water surface and glass windows, and increases the contrast in landscape photography.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93077-6

    USB DOCK UD-11

    • L-Mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87869-6
    • Canon EF-M mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87871-9

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