differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Canon EF

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
Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/4
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At its widest, the 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Canon EF captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Slightly smaller diameter 74 mm vs 79 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly cheaper $849.99 vs $1,132.09
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The best price we've seen is $282 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Slightly shorter 69 mm vs 83 mm
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Around 20% shorter
Slightly lighter 400 g vs 0.5 kg
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Around 30% lighter
Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Canon EF Learn more about
the Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Canon EF

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM

More zoom 1.9x vs 1x
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Around 90% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly more magnification 1:2.9 (0.3) vs 1:4.8 (0.2)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 60% larger in your photo
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Fisheye Both are fisheye lenses Help
Extremely wide circular images
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
8 mm
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Canon EF8 mm
EF 8-15mm f/4L USM15 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

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Competitors

Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM

Fisheye lens

$1,999 - $2,099

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price More expensive
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM

Wide angle lens

$2,494 - $2,699

Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Fisheye Not a fisheye
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 8mm f/1.8 PRO

Fisheye lens

$879 - $999

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Zoom range Less zoom

Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Canon EF Competitors

Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II

Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II

Fisheye lens

$229

Lowest price Cheaper
Auto focus Auto focus
Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Canon EF

Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Canon EF

Fisheye lens

$609

Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price Slightly cheaper

discussion Which do you think is better?

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