77points

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

44points

Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED vs Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
77
points
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
44
points
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art

Why is Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED better than Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art?

  • 30% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/2.80 vs4f
  • Has a metal mount
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  • Includes lens hood
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  • Has rounded aperture blades
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  • Is a telephoto lens
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Why is Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art better than Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED?

  • 2mm shorter minimum focal length
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    12mmvs14mm
  • 0.3x greater zoom range
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    2xvs1.7x
  • 0.04m shorter minimum focus distance
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    0.24mvs0.28m
  • Is a normal lens
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General info

1.Has a metal mount
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A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
2.maximum focal length
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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.

Best

Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM

800mm

24mm

24mm

3.minimum focal length
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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.

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Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM

0.24mm

14mm

12mm

4.Includes lens hood
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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.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
5.Is a telephoto lens
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A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
6.Is a normal lens
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A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art

Optics

1.optical zoom
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The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

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Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

1.7x

2x

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)
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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. Show more

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

f/0.95

f/2.80

f/4.00

2.Has rounded aperture blades
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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.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art

Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
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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.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
2.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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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.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
3.Has focus motor
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Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
4.minimum focus distance
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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.

Best

Lensbaby Circular Fisheye

0.01m

0.28m

0.24m

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