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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM ART Lens $200 off /Adorama
Posted By: gatorguy, 04-02-2022, 11:20 AM

A GREAT deal for anyone looking for that 30mm range, and an aperture of 1.4 makes it a low light beast.

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM ART Lens for Pentax DSLR Cameras, USA Warranty



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That's less than what I paid for my used copy ... With no regrets!
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I was lucky and paid about that but in GBP during a sale event some time ago. Prices over here have really jumped up since. That's a great deal for a really nice lens...
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Thanks for posting this. Iíve always wanted one. My 55/1.2 and 50/1.4 are too long for normal low light shots on apsc for me.

I think I got the last one.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gatorguy Quote
A GREAT deal for anyone looking for that 30mm range, and an aperture of 1.4 makes it a low light beast.

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM ART Lens for Pentax DSLR Cameras, USA Warranty

What was the price?
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What was the price?
$299 pretax. ($200 off)
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Just got it and tested it out on test charts. It is very impressive. It sharpens up by f1.8 edge to edge and is very sharp by f2.

I need to get the dock for fine focus adjustment. It is now on order.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lmd91343 Quote
Just got it and tested it out on test charts. It is very impressive. It sharpens up by f1.8 edge to edge and is very sharp by f2.

I need to get the dock for fine focus adjustment. It is now on order.
I haven't needed the dock with mine... regular AF fine adjustment has been sufficient. Have you had some difficulties?

I've said it before and I'll say it again - the Sigma 30/1.4 Art is one of my favourite APS-C lenses... it is sharp, yes - but it's the rendering that impresses me most of all.
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
I haven't needed the dock with mine... regular AF fine adjustment has been sufficient. Have you had some difficulties?

I've said it before and I'll say it again - the Sigma 30/1.4 Art is one of my favourite APS-C lenses... it is sharp, yes - but it's the rendering that impresses me most of all.
It seems to be a -6 on my K3III, the only camera I tried it on. I still have yet to try it on my IR converted K3II or my backup K3.

It is my speculation since Adorama had only a couple of 30mm K mount lenses in stock and only two docks in stock and the local camera stores had NONE, that Sigma might be dropping this line. I don't want to be left out in the coldin the future without resources.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lmd91343 Quote
It seems to be a -6 on my K3III, the only camera I tried it on. I still have yet to try it on my IR converted K3II or my backup K3.
If you only need a single offset for the lens to focus with general accuracy at near, medium and long distances, you really don't need the dock - unless, of course, you can't dial in the necessary offset on your K-3II or K-3. The dock comes in most useful when different offsets are needed at different distances... and it requires some considerable degree of testing and (to coin a technical phrase) "messing around" to get it right. My own 30/1.4 Art works well at the same AF fine adjustment offset at all distances... and the same is true with the Sigma 18-300 I own, the only other Sigma lens in my kit that's compatible with the dock.
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