differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art

Is a prime lens Yes vs No
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Prime lenses have a single focal length, they are typically sharper and have wider apertures
Lighter 435 g vs 0.8 kg
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Around 50% lighter
Wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/1.8
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At its widest, the 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art captures much more light (0.7 f-stops)
Slightly cheaper $449.00 vs $799.00
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The best price we've seen is $350 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Reasons to consider the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art

More zoom 1.9x vs 1x
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More than 90% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly better wide angle 18 mm vs 30 mm
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40% better wide angle
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Artf/1.4
18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Artf/1.8
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Wide minimum Not very narrow apertures Help
f/16
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art30 mm
18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art35 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

competitors

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art Competitors

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM

Wide angle lens

$440 - $469

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Low light lens

$549

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Aperture Narrower aperture
Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8

Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$1,164

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price More expensive

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Competitors

Nikon Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX

Wide angle lens

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM

Portrait lens

$858

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Travel lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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