First Shots — Sigma 30mm f1.4 for 4/3 (Olympus E-500)

September 21, 2006

Went to Chicago the past few days. The cool, grey autumn weather and museums were perfect places to put the new lens through its paces. I like what I am seeing — tremendous bokeh and the speed makes it so easy to turn up the artsiness.

So far, so good.

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10 Responses to “First Shots — Sigma 30mm f1.4 for 4/3 (Olympus E-500)”


  1. Nice pictures! Looks like a good lens, and a good eye!

  2. badr0bot Says:

    nice to have the 1.4 huh? you can almost stick your hand through that opening.


  3. I used Sigma once in a while with not so great effects. but looking at your shots I guess I need to reconsider my opinion. great snaps. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Ali Says:

    How did you get this lens? Is this selling in the USA yet? Just wondered?!!?

  5. Ira Says:

    Yeah, I’ve had it for a month now. Got it at Amazon. Adorama had it too. I really do like it.

  6. Eman59 Says:

    Nice pics. I just got mine a few minutes ago and was surfing for reviews of the lens. That’s how I stumbled into your page. Judging from your wonderful pics, I think I am about to be pleasantly surprised by this lens.

  7. B. D. Colen Says:

    It definitely looks like a keeper. But have you noticed any tendency to back focus? Also, based on some other comments I’ve heard, I wonder what you thought of the autofocus speed?

  8. Ira Says:

    I haven’t noticed any back focus, but I haven’t tested it either. With this depth of field I’m getting in low-light, I assume anything soft is user-error. I should set up a test and see.

    As for autofocus speed, it hasn’t bothered me. It’s not appreciably worse (or better) than the Zuiko lenses I have.


  9. [...] Di dovere questa segnalazione. Si tratta di una raccolta di foto scattate con un sigma 30mm f1.4 e una Olympus E500. Ricordiamo che questa focale equivale ad un 60mm. su un sitema 4/3. [...]


  10. Thanks for the nudge. I’m ordering mine now after I’ve seen your spread.


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