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Thread: Right time to buy Sigma 30mm f1.4?

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    Default Right time to buy Sigma 30mm f1.4?

    I've asked about the price of Sigma 30mm f1.4 & it's around $730 at Funan. Is it good time to buy it?
    I'm buying it to shoot photos of my coming baby. Not wanting to use flash on him.
    I'm worried of its focusing problem experienced by many buyers

    Any other alternatives at the same aperture & around that focal length? I'm using 450D body


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    Jun 2007
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    Default Re: Right time to buy Sigma 30mm f1.4?

    EF 24mm f/1.4L USM (Y216,000/US$1120) RS$2,800 - CP S$1962.00 (Dec08)/ MS$2,268/ OP$1,880
    EF 24mm f/2.8 (Y49,500/US$290) RS$670 - CP$560/ MS$555/ WS HKD$2550/ CTC HKD$2560
    EF 28mm f/1.8 USM (Y74,500/US$400) RS$960 - MS$800/ OP$720 (Grey)/ CP -$769
    EF 28mm f/2.8 (Y38,000/US$170) RS$390 - CP$350
    EF 35mm f/1.4L USM (Y205,000/US$1135) RS$2,600 - CP$2,080/ AP$2,120/ OP$1,920
    EF 35mm f/2.0 (Y41,500/US$230) RS$550 - CP$438/ MS$480/ TK$460/ TCW$450
    Indeed, there's some problem with the focusing. The closest lens is probably the 28mm f/1.8.

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    Jul 2002

    Default Re: Right time to buy Sigma 30mm f1.4?

    If you're worried about front/back focusing, you can always bring it to Sigma with your camera to have it calibrated. It's a free service though you need to make an appointment and it takes about 2-3 hours.

    Also, if you don't mind buying a grey set then OP I think sells it for $670.

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    Default Re: Right time to buy Sigma 30mm f1.4?

    Thanks for the replies

    How about the focusing performance of the lens in low light conditions (assuming no focusing problem)? I intend to shoot wedding dinner with this lens too


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