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Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro

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Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
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Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro vs Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A

Why is Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro better than Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A?

  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • 0.13m shorter minimum focus distance
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    0.17mvs0.3m
  • 360g lighter
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    305gvs665g
  • 6f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
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    22fvs16f
  • 0.4° narrower minimum angle of view
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    63°vs63.4°
  • 0.31x Better magnification factor
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    0.5xvs0.19x
  • Is a macro lens
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  • 6f smaller aperture at minimum focal length
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    22fvs16f

Why is Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A better than Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro?

  • 22.22% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/1.4 vs1.8f
  • Has a metal mount
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  • 0.4f wider aperture at maximum focal length
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    1.4fvs1.8f
  • Front element doesn't rotate
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  • 0.4° wider maximum angle of view
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    63.4°vs63°
  • Is a normal lens
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Price comparison

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro

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$564.95

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Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro AmazonCanon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens, B...Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens, Black - 2973C002
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$499.00
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro AmazonCanon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera (B...Canon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) and RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens, Black
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$2,298.00
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro AmazonCanon RF 35mm f/1.8 is Macro STM Lens, B...Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 is Macro STM Lens, Black - 2973C002 (International Model) (Renewed)
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$564.95
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro AmazonCanon EW-52 Lens Hood
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$41.95
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro AmazonCanon RF50mm F1.8 STM for Canon Full Fra...Canon RF50mm F1.8 STM for Canon Full Frame Mirrorless RF Mount Cameras [EOS R, EOS RP, EOS R5, EOS R6](4515C002)
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$199.00
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro AmazonCanon Lens Hood EW-73C
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$24.95

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A

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Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A AmazonSigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Cano...Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Canon, Black, 3.7 x 3.03 x 3.03 (340101)
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$669.99
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A AmazonSigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Niko...Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Nikon, Black, 3.7 x 3.03 x 3.03 (340306)
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$639.95
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A AmazonSigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM for Sony E
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$697.00
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A Amazon85mm F1.4 Art DG HSM for Sony E
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$824.94
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A Amazon35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM L-Mount
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$699.00
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A AmazonSigma 50mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Niko...Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Nikon
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$747.90
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A AmazonSigma 35mm F1.4 ART DG HSM Lens for Sony...Sigma 35mm F1.4 ART DG HSM Lens for Sony A
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$679.95
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A AmazonSigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Cano...Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Canon (Renewed)
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$699.95
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A AmazonSigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Sony...Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Sony A (Renewed)
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$599.95
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A AmazonSigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM for Sony E (R...Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM for Sony E (Renewed)
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$689.99

General info

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
3.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
4.Has a metal mount
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
5.weight

305g

665g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
6.Front element doesn't rotate
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.
7.Includes lens hood
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.
8.has or is a prime lens
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
9.Is a macro lens
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
A macro lens is used to take very close-up photos, allowing you to capture flowers, insects etc. in great detail. A macro lens is any lens with 1:1 magnification.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).
A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.Has rounded aperture blades
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Focus

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.
2.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
3.Can focus to infinity
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
4.Has full-time manual focus
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
5.Has focus motor
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

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