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differences

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

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 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
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
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Nikon-f

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Nikon-f

Low light lens

$310 - $499

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
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

Low light lens

$509

Wide maximum Narrower aperture
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

Low light lens

$399

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Length Slightly longer
Nikon Nikkor  28mm f/2.8 AIS

Nikon Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 AIS

Wide angle lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Low light lens

$1,619

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Lowest price More expensive
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle

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

$499 - $547

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

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

Macro lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Better telephoto
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Weight Heavier
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$429 - $439

Aperture Wider aperture
Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon-f

Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon-f

Macro lens

$329 - $349

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