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differences

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

Significantly wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM captures much more light, 2 f-stops
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Learn more about
the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM

Reasons to consider the Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Slightly cheaper $276.95 vs $489.00
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The best price we've seen is $212 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Slightly lighter 281 g vs 430 g
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More than 30% lighter
Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro Learn more about
the Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Focus motor Silent focus motor Help
30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM:Sigma HSM
40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro :Nikon AF-S
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM:30 mm
40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro :40 mm
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

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

Low light lens

$197

Wide maximum Has a higher max f/stop
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$109

Wide maximum Has a higher max f/stop
Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$439

Tokina 35mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Macro Canon-ef

Tokina 35mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Macro Canon-ef

Macro lens

Wide maximum Has a higher max f/stop
Magnification Has better macro
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF 35mm f/2

Canon EF 35mm f/2

Low light lens

$289

Wide maximum Narrower aperture
Magnification More magnification
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM

Low light lens

Wide maximum Narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Low light lens

$1,619

Magnification Slightly more magnification
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Lowest price More expensive
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

Low light lens

Wide maximum Narrower aperture
Magnification More magnification
Aperture Narrower aperture
Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 US UMC Canon-ef

Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 US UMC Canon-ef

Low light lens

$414

Auto focus Auto focus
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$217

Aperture Wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED

Macro lens

$547

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon-f

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon-f

Macro lens

$499

Max focal length Better telephoto
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

Macro lens

$897

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Better telephoto
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Lowest price More expensive

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