After some thought and looking around, I am now the proud owner of a Sigma 30mm f2.8 for Sony NEX.
The 4 things I don't like about this lens are:
- f2.8 is not really fast enough, especially for indoors
- It's quite large when compare to the Sony 16mm f2.8, and only very slightly smaller than my Nikon 50mm f1.4D.
- It has weird 46mm filter sizes
- It isn't really wide enough for my tastes- my sweet spot is around 23mm for APS-C cameras, or 35mm for full frame cameras.
But I knew all this going into the purchase.
What I have been rewarded with though is a light, versatile and sharp lens that is very useful. A couple things I didn't expect were the rattling noises it makes when the camera is moving around and the auto focus is a little slower than I expected.
However an unexpected blessing was finding 3x 46mm filters in a pile of filters I had - a Skylight 1A, an ND4 and a Polariser; so I'm all set!
Overall, I think this lens will be a great addition, and allow me to get a lot more use out of my NEX5n.
|Lobster Sony NEX 5n with Sigma 30mm f2.8 - Yonge and Eglinton, Toronto, ON|
|Deck Chairs Sony NEX 5n with Sigma 30mm f2.8 - Yonge and Eglinton, Toronto, ON|