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Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM

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Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM

Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM

Very fast 30mm prime, Pentax version doesn't have HSM. Photo shows it mounted on a *ist-D.

Focal Length: 30 mm
Aperture: Maximum: f/1.4; Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type: Pentax KAF2
Angle of View: 45
Minimum Focus Distance: 1.31ft (40 cm)
Maximunm: Magnification: 0.09x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 1:10.4
Groups/Elements: 7/7
Diaphragm Blades: 8
Filter Thread: 62mm
Weight: 430g
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Registered: March, 2008
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 1
Lens Review Date: March 30, 2008 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $400.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Extremely fast, nice and clear.
Cons: Big & heavy.

I bought this at Yodabashi in Tokyo, wrote that up here, because I wanted to do indoor shots and the *ist-D didn't have anti-shake.

Aside from being huge (heavier than the whole *ist-D body), I have been totally happy with this lens. Now that I've got a K20 I suspect it'll be mostly relegated to special-purpose situations, for example during the recent Earth Hour.

There's a bit of barrel distortion, but you'd really have to be picky to be irritated.

If you want a really fast prime for your pentax, I'm not sure there's a better one available.
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