I recommend the Sigma 30mm f1.4 quit a bit, but it always seems like when i do, the first response I get is “what about (insert lens here)”.  Many people aren’t very comfortable with 3rd party lenses or they feel like Canon is the only brand for them.

Most of my lenses are canon, but there are a few in my collection that aren’t. Sometimes this is because Canon doesn’t offer a comparable lens, but sometimes I just prefer the 3rd party lens (in the case of the Canon 28mm f1.8 v.s. Sigma 30mm f1.4).

I always thought once I bought the Canon 35mm f1.4, that the Sigma 30mm f1.4 would be out the window. This didn’t really end up happening. I looked at the Sigma 30mm f1.4 and made up some elaborate story in my mind about how I might have to send my canon 35mm to the shop and if that happened the Sigma 30mm would save the day.

In truth I think the Sigma 30mm f1.4 is just a great lens for crop sensor cameras. Do I think the Sigma 30mm out preforms the Canon 35mm? No, but after spending a few nights pouring through footage, I came to the conclusion that the Canon 35mm f1.4’s performance probably isn’t worth $900 to most people.

At end of this video I make the statement “I own both, so I’m probably not a good person to talk to.” The main reason for this is that I couldn’t make a decision on which lens to let go.

I also have reviews up on both the Canon 35mm f1.4 and the Canon 28mm f1.4 so check them out if you are still on the fence about the Sigma 30mm f1.4.

Take a look at the video and let me know which lens you think looks better. It’s a tough call.

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