differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Nikon F

Has a silent focus motor Generic motor vs None
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Almost the same
Slightly more magnification 1:3.8 (0.3) vs 1:10 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 2.5x larger in your photo
Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Nikon F Learn more about
the Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Nikon F

Reasons to consider the Nikon 16mm f/2.8D

Smaller diameter 64 mm vs 74 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly shorter 56 mm vs 71 mm
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More than 20% shorter
Nikon Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D Learn more about
the Nikon 16mm f/2.8D

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Fisheye Both are fisheye lenses Help
Extremely wide circular images
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
15mm f/2.8 EX DG Nikon F15 mm
16mm f/2.8D16 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2.8

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Nikon Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D Competitors

Nikon Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED DX

Nikon Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED DX

Fisheye lens

Magnification Slightly more magnification
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Nikon F

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Nikon F

Wide angle lens

$269

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Fisheye Not a fisheye
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L

Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L

Tilt-shift lens

$2,149

Tilt-shift Tilt-shift lens
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Fisheye Not a fisheye

Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Nikon F Competitors

Tokina 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX Nikon F

Tokina 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX Nikon F

Wide angle lens

$399 - $449

Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Fisheye Not a fisheye
Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular

Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular

Fisheye lens

$899

Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor  20mm f/2.8 AIS

Nikon Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 AIS

Wide angle lens

$660

Length Shorter
Diameter Smaller diameter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

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