Surprising Results Using the Fujifilm X-T5 and Sigma Contemporary Lenses

I have quickly become a big fan of the Sigma Contemporary lenses for Fujifilm X Mount. A few months back, I reviewed the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8, a lens that delivers superb image quality and performance in an extremely small and well-constructed package. More recently, I had a chance to test the Sigma 56mm f/1.4 and 30mm f/1.4 on the Fujifilm X-T5, and I was once again impressed by the results.

Having upgraded to an X-T5, I was interested to see how Sigma's contemporary lenses would perform on the latest Fujifilm body. In the accompanying video, I tested both lenses in my studio during a portrait session and out at a park, where I took natural light photos with my family. The image quality from both lenses is excellent with lots of detail and contrast. I was equally impressed with the handling and autofocus performance. The AF is fast and accurate, as well as silent. I recorded the video review using the 30mm and X-T5, with the camera set to Eterna Cinema film simulation. In the video, I provide many photos as well as some footage from the camera showing how the autofocus works for portraiture. After using four of these lenses on Fujifilm X cameras, I can confidently say that Sigma's Contemporary line represents an incredible value for your dollar. I hope you enjoy the video.

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Pete Coco is a portrait photographer and musician based in New York. When not performing as a jazz bassist, Pete can be found in his studio working with a wide range of clients, although is passion is creating unique portraits of other musicians and artists.

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Is it a ridiculous dream that maybe Sigma would give us the 18f2 pamcake update we deserve?