85points

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

43points

Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
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16 facts in comparison

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR vs Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
85
points
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
43
points
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art

Why is Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR better than Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art?

  • Has a metal mount
    ?
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
    ?
  • 11mm longer maximum focal length
    ?

    35mmvs24mm
  • Can focus to infinity
    ?
  • 0.18x greater zoom range
    ?

    2.18xvs2x
  • Front element doesn't rotate
    ?
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • Has rounded aperture blades
    ?

Why is Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art better than Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR?

  • 4mm shorter minimum focal length
    ?

    12mmvs16mm
  • 0.04m shorter minimum focus distance
    ?

    0.24mvs0.28m
  • Is a normal lens
    ?

Price comparison

General info

1.Has a metal mount
?

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

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
2.maximum focal length
?

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

35mm

24mm

3.minimum focal length
?

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.

Best

Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM

0.24mm

16mm

12mm

4.Front element doesn't rotate
?

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.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
5.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
6.Is a wide angle lens
?

A wide angle lens is great for capturing larger areas of a scene, such as when doing architectural or landscape photography.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

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. Show more

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
2.optical zoom
?

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

Best

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

22.2x

2.18x

2x

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)
?

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/4.00

f/4.00

2.Has rounded aperture blades
?

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 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art

Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
?

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 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
2.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
?

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 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
3.Has focus motor
?

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
4.Can focus to infinity
?

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.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
5.minimum focus distance
?

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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