differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN

Narrower aperture f/22 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the 30mm f/2.8 DN goes 0.9 f-stops narrower
Smaller diameter 61 mm vs 74 mm
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Around 20% smaller lens at the end
Slightly shorter 41 mm vs 63 mm
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More than 30% shorter
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Reasons to consider the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM

Significantly wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM captures much more light (2 f-stops)
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Length Short Help
30mm f/2.8 DN41 mm
30mm f/1.4 DC HSM63 mm
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
30 mm

competitors

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Competitors

Panasonic Summilux Leica DG 25mm f/1.4

Panasonic Summilux Leica DG 25mm f/1.4

Low light lens

$70 - $598

Diameter Smaller diameter
Weight Slightly lighter
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Wide angle lens

$549

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS

Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS

Low light lens

$398

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Aperture Narrower aperture

Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN Competitors

Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro

Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro

Lens

$226 - $253

Aperture Narrower aperture
Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8

Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$720

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Longer
Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN

Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN

Portrait lens

$222

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Min focal length Worse wide angle

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