New Guy at Home.

Hey everyone, meet our new guy. The latest addition to our family.

The Sigma 30mm f1.4 EX DC HSM lens.

Seriously, I am so freaking in love with him. He’s the only other person thing, other than the hubby that can give me butterflies in my stomach when he comes close to me.

OK, yes, I have my Canon 50mm f1.4, which I did swear not too long ago that he was my favourite guy too. See past raves here.

I still love my Canon 50mm f1.4 and he’s going to continue to let me bring you the tack sharp shots of my step-by-step cooking tutorials.

But the Sigma 30mm f1.4 is going to give me the same tack sharp shots AND
a  w i d e r  v i e w!

I’ve heard people rave about it. But when I took my first shots, I practically fell off my chair.

First, a self portrait.

Yes, a 30mm on a crop body can take a decent self portrait shot! No photoshop here, so you can see how sharpness can be a disadvantage when all your flaws are enhanced. Focus on the creamy bokeh (blurred background effect) PLEASE!

And lovely Cookie can look handsomer than ever before. Look at that eye. That dreamy “oh, give me some food, pretty please?” eye.

And here’s what Cookie was actually staring at. My lunch.

Have you ever seen a more gorgeous burger?

And then I practically wept when I took this shot –

Tack sharp sprouts with an incredible bokeh (blurred background). How perfect is that?

I meant the lens, not the food!

Sure this lens has some flaws, but they don’t bug me. It’s slightly heavier than the Canon 50mm f1.4 and as expected, both lenses are softer at f1.4 and tack sharp from f2.8 and narrower.

Heck the flaws, if you are like me and shoot to document all the beautiful things in life and to make myself happy, then you’ll love this lens. If you are pro, you’ll be going to expensive L lenses anyways. Go away.

Warning – This site will be overloaded with shots I will be shooting with this lens from now on. *grin*

*Disclaimer – I’m no pro and not affiliated to Canon or Sigma. This is just my personal experience.



  1. Looking forward to seeing pics with your new 30mm lense!

  2. Haha, can really see u getting a high on it. The pictures do look good!

  3. Wohoo! Congrats for your new lens Bing! Our friend, krizzcross are also using this lens. For the filter, try B+W if you have budget or at least HOYA. It’s a very good lens indeed!

  4. Thanks everyone! I’m really excited about this lens. =)

    VS, thanks for the tip, I’ll check out the filters!

  5. You’re making me feel I should go get a DSLR cam.

    • Haha.. I know.. that’s how I got tempted to buy this lens. I saw other people’s photos that they had shot with it! =)

  6. Woot! These lens rock (referring to your latest pics). the hubby just got me a 50mm 1.8 and already loving it. You’re setting the bar really high there with these amazing pics.

    • Thanks, Daphne. Your husband KNOWS how to get you a prime lens? WOW. I need to get MY husband to see this. *grin*

  7. Very neat blog! Love it.

    The 30mm was my all time favourite lens too. Most of the photos of my little boy were taken using this lens but I let it go not long ago when I gave up my DSLR system. I’ve not missed the DSLR or any other stuffs about it … except for this lens. :(



    • Oh, I can’t believe you gave up your DSLR system! It’s my baby now. I’ll never part with it! Haha…

      • Well it is quite hard to move around with a li-ion battery powered 3 year old and lug a DSLR at the same time. Moved on to micro 4/3 to reduce the ‘burden’. Got my self a Pentax K-x recently in Tokyo to use my Lensbabies though. Lensbabies just don’t go well with M4/3 due to the 2X crop factor. 😀 I can see that you are having fun with your DSLR and you’ve some very amazing shots! Cool.

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