This is a big week for new top-tier gear at DxOMark. First, they crowned the Canon 1D X Mark II the best Canon sensor they’ve ever tested, and now the affordable Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary has been named DxO’s top-ranking Sony E-Mount prime.
The full review dropped earlier today, and if you’re looking for a super-sharp lens for your Sony E-Mount APS-C camera, you need look no further. According to DxOMark, the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DN is “an excellent standard prime option for Sony E-mount cameras and ranks at the top for all lenses we’ve tested on the A6000.”
That might seem like a “so what?” statement at first blush… but then you see the price difference between this lens and the competition it outperformed. The Zeiss 32mm f/1.8 costs $720 and Sony’s 35mm f/1.8 is currently on sale for $400, but both fell short of the $340 Sigma. Not only does the Sigma have a wider aperture, DxO says it’s, “sharper in the center and more consistent across the frame.”
If you’re a Sony E-Mount owner and you’ve not yet purchased a lens in the 30mm range (45mm equivalent), it looks like you’ve got a very easy choice ahead of you. Check out the full lens review and dive into the specific performance of this lens here.