differences

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

Has a silent focus motor Generic motor vs None
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Almost the same
Cheaper $609.00 vs $1,325.95
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The best price we've seen is $717 cheaper (2.2x less)
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 Learn more about
the Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG

Reasons to consider the Nikon 16mm f/2.8D

Auto focus Yes vs No
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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
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
15mm f/2.8 EX DG15 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
Nikon Nikkor  20mm f/2.8D

Nikon Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D

Wide angle lens

$489

Lowest price Cheaper
Length Slightly shorter
Fisheye Not a fisheye
Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Low light lens

$269

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Lowest price Cheaper
Fisheye Not a fisheye

Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Competitors

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Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Nikon-f

Fisheye lens

$369 - $389

Auto focus Auto focus
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Weight Slightly heavier

discussion Which do you think is better?

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