Why I bought a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens over a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens

Chris asks:

You have a Sigma 30mm f/1.4, right? Why not Canon 50mm f/1.4? Was focal length the biggest deciding factor? I’m considering the 50mm f/1.4 and wanted to get your viewpoint.

Thanks for asking, Chris! I figured it be more helpful to post my answer here for all to see.

I wanted a lens that got close to representing the field of view from the human eye (50mm). On my Canon EOS 40D cameara, with a 1.6x crop sensor, a 30mm lens would have an effective focal length of 48mm. That’s the primary reason I chose the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM lens. Continue reading Why I bought a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens over a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens