differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II

Cheaper $599.99 vs $1,132.09
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The best price we've seen is $532 cheaper (around 50% less)
Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Learn more about
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Reasons to consider the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM

Fisheye lens Yes vs No
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Fisheye lenses take extremely wide 'circular' looking images
Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the EF 8-15mm f/4L USM goes 3.9 f-stops narrower
Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Shorter 83 mm vs 119 mm
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More than 30% shorter
Wider aperture f/4 vs f/4.5
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At its widest, the EF 8-15mm f/4L USM captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Slightly smaller diameter 79 mm vs 84 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly lighter 0.5 kg vs 0.7 kg
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Around 20% lighter
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Learn more about
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II12 mm
EF 8-15mm f/4L USM8 mm
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM IIf/4.5
EF 8-15mm f/4L USMf/4
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II24 mm
EF 8-15mm f/4L USM15 mm

competitors

Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Wide angle lens

$949

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Competitors

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Wide angle lens

$100

Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Fisheye Not a fisheye
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM

Fisheye lens

$1,761 - $2,099

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price More expensive
Samyang 8mm f/2.8 Fish-eye

Samyang 8mm f/2.8 Fish-eye

Lens

$305

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Wider aperture
Fisheye Not a fisheye

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