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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens f/Sony E-mount w/ Accessory Bundle EXPIRED

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Adorama.com has Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens f/Sony E-mount w/ Accessory Bundle on sale for $239. Shipping is free w/ Shoprunner [free to join] when you select Checkout with Shoprunner in your cart. Thanks . Thanks Fionn2003

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Includes:
  • Contemporary Lens
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood (LH715-01)
  • 1 Year North and South America Limited Warranty (3 Year USA Extended Warranty for a Total of 4 Years from Date of Purchase
  • Accessory Bundle:
    • 52mm UV Filter
    • Lens Case
    • Cleaning Kit
    • Capleash
    • LensPen Lens Cleaner
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Deal is good, but it was available earlier via Rakuten deals (Focus Camera seller I think) for $229. For whatever reason there was less excitement in the deal thread at that time. You can also get Sigma 16mm and 56mm in a bundle right now for about $340 (for 16) and $370 (for 56) if you take into account rakuten points. If you wait a bit I'm pretty sure you can have the same deal with instant off instead of the points.

As for Sigma 30mm 1.4 vs Sony 35mm 1.8 OSS, in general most users (info from forums and reviews) agree that more often sharper and faster aperture on Sigma is more beneficial than OSS even on a camera without IBIS (a6000/a6300/a6100/a6400). If you often shoot stationary subjects handheld in low light with shutter speed below 1/60, then OSS might be beneficial. If price of Sigma was the same as Sony, decision between the two would be more difficult, but with $200 difference I think Sigma is definitely a better buy.

If you have 18-135mm kit lens, then you might consider getting Sigma 16mm instead. It would be better for indoors and for landscapes. If you shoot portraits, then 56mm would be better than 30mm. If you're thinking about picking up two primes, I would skip 30mm and get 16mm plus 56mm. That being said, if you want only one fast prime, then 30mm Sigma is a great choice. It is a excellent focal length for general photography and features it offers for the price is better than competition.
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If you shoot manual enough you'll start to know what you need for a given scenario almost immediately. Likewise changing settings on the camera manually may seem cumbersome at first but it becomes second nature like typing on a keyboard.

You'll eventually see that many of your previous photos were blurry because you set the camera to automatic and the camera chose a shutter speed that was too slow for the situation... not because your camera or glass cost less than a car, wasn't made by a certain company, didn't have a special coating, or the latest technology.

I recommend shooting in "Shutter Priority" mode when you're trying to learn about shutter speed. On most cameras it's abbreviated "Tv" (for Time) but on SOny this mode is abbreviated "S" (for Shutter). It is a hybrid manual-automatic mode that allows you to manually set the shutter speed only; the camera will then automatically choose the correct f-stop to properly expose the image.

There is also an aperture priority mode, usually "Av" or "A" mode on Sony that does the same as shutter priority except with manual f-stop and automatic shutter-speed settings.

Once you get comfortable with how f-stop and shutter speed affect the image you can set the camera to "M" to go full manual and start progressing your skills to the next level.
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Excellent price. Regular price is $339. I would jump on this if I didn't have the Sony 35 1.8.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pr...dc_dn.html
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Tempted to put on full frame sony body... equivalent would be like a 38mm f1.8, with the megapixel tradeoff. Not bad for $240 though
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Anyone know how this stacks up with the Sony 35mm [bhphotovideo.com]? I have the Sony and like it but I'm kind of a lens whore unfortunately. Maybe I'd pick this up and sell the Sony
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This is kinda all-round lens. Must have for Sony E-mount
If you are looking for wide angle then 16mm f 1.4
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Anyone know how this stacks up with the Sony 35mm [bhphotovideo.com]? I have the Sony and like it but I'm kind of a lens whore unfortunately. Maybe I'd pick this up and sell the Sony
This is better but you lose OSS so there are tradeoffs.
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This is an excellent lens. Picked it up in Japan a few years ago, it is incredibly sharp. Believe it was one of the highest rated e mount lenses for a while on dxomark.
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Repped thanks OP
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Dang, just got it on ebay used. This is a great deal for those who got the A6000 series.
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Love this lens, amazing price. Don't even think twice.
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Tempted to put on full frame sony body... equivalent would be like a 38mm f1.8, with the megapixel tradeoff. Not bad for $240 though
As tempting as that sounds, beware of vignetting
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This is better but you lose OSS so there are tradeoffs.
That's kind of a big deal, no?
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This is better but you lose OSS so there are tradeoffs.
The Sigma is $200 less than the SEL35F18 [adorama.com] as well, and f1.4 vs the Sony's f1.8, but looks to be quite a bit bigger as well, which sort of defeats the compact nature of my Nex-6. Tough call...
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