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 $499.00 vs $799.00
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The best price we've seen is $300 cheaper (around 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

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

Low light lens

$175 - $197

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar

Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar

Low light lens

$1,098

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$60 - $100

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

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 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Pentax K

Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Pentax K

Wide angle lens

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar

Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar

Low light lens

$1,098

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Zoom range Less zoom

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