differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
Cheaper $815.46 vs $1,510.19
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The best price we've seen is $695 cheaper (around 50% less)
Smaller diameter 78 mm vs 89 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Learn more about
the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Narrower aperture f/22 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM goes 0.9 f-stops narrower
More zoom 2.9x vs 1.9x
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Around 50% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly better telephoto 70 mm vs 35 mm
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2x more reach, less perspective distortion
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Fixed aperture Constant aperture lenses Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

competitors

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Competitors

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Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Low light lens

$980

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Portrait lens

$360

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lowest price Cheaper
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Olympus Zuiko M. ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus Zuiko M. ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

Wide angle lens

$799

Diameter Smaller diameter
Lowest price Cheaper
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Competitors

Nikon Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX

Wide angle lens

Length Shorter
Weight Lighter
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Canon EF

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Canon EF

Low light lens

$650 - $849

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Length Shorter
Zoom range Less zoom
Olympus Zuiko M. ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus Zuiko M. ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

Wide angle lens

$799

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

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